Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4th of July 2017

This year we celebrated the Fourth of July with the Gladhills.
We spent the day...

swimming
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 playing basketball in the pool

playing ping pong

eating bbq, cake

and homemade ice cream

and of course popping fireworks!
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And we ended the night by watching Sienna's community fireworks show.


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

MEH.HE.CO (Day5)

Tuesday, May 2nd was our last day in Mexico. Our ride back to the airport was set to pick us up at 2:00pm so we had the morning to have one last adventure. Which was...

Visiting one of the many cenotes in the area, Cenote Azul.

I'd never been to a cenote before so I really had no idea what to expect.
This is what we walked into...

Kind of looked like a jungle.

And then this... which is one of several tiny pools of water along the path.

So I'm like, ok, interesting... 

And then the path ends & I see this!

And this!
I mean, look how clear that water is!
(And COLD!!!)

We did snorkel for a little bit.

But most of the fish we saw were these little ones that wanted to give us a pedicure.
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So instead we spent most of our time jumping off the cliff
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and swimming.


This place was so much fun!! I definitely recommend visiting it if you ever find yourself in the area.

Around lunchtime, we packed up & headed back to our hotel to change & check out. And then it was off to the airport to go home!

Nick was such a trooper on this trip. He was sick the entire time we were in Mexico. So sick he almost passed out one day. But he still powered through & went on an adventure with me everyday. Our last full day, I started loosing my voice & feeling bad too so we went to the doctor when we got home & found out we both had strep throat.

So needless to say, as great as this vacation was, it definitely deserves a do over! Guess we'll have to visit the Rivera Maya at least one more time!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

MEH. HE. CO (Day 4)

The next day was Monday, May 1st, which was our last full day in Mexico.

We spent the morning at our great hotel beach doing our usual...

swimming, laying out

and taking selfies :)
I put on my snorkel mask & swam around & discovered that there were a ton of fish that we hadn't noticed before! Once we spotted them, we saw there everywhere!


We ate a yummy lunch on the beach
and then headed out on our day's adventure to...

the Mayan ruins of Tulum!

Since Tulum was a walled city, to enter the ruins you have to walk through one of the openings in the wall.

It's kind of a small site but does have a couple large buildings including 

El Castillo


The Temple of the Frescoes
and the palace.

But what makes these ruins so awesome are the fact that they are located right on the Caribbean Ocean!

I mean how beautiful is that! 


After exploring the ruins, we walked back up to the entrance

for some photo ops & shopping before heading back to our hotel.

Click here to see how we spent our last few hours in Mexico!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MEH.HE.CO (Day 3)

The next day was Sunday, April 30th, which was our third day in Mexico.

After breakfast, we went to the town of Akumal

and went snokeling

at Yal-Ku lagoon.

We saw a lot of cool fish, including lots of black and yellow sergeant majors & a couple huge rainbow colored parrotfish.

Unfortunately my waterproof camera did not hold up to its waterproofness when I used it in Belize & I put my phone in a locker so I wasn't able to take many pictures at all. I really wish I would have be able to get a picture of one of the parrotfish.

When we were done snorkeling, we took a taxi back into the town & ate a yummy lunch at the Taverna.
Then we walked over to Akumal beach. We wanted to snorkel & swim here but the beach was SUPER CROWDED! And I don't like crowds!

So instead, we taxied back to our hotel and spent the rest of the day at the SUPER UNCROWDED beach at our hotel.



With me laying in the sun.

And with Nick taking a break from the sun in the shade. I mean, who does that!! Lol!

And we ended the night with selfies, shopping &
dinner at the marina.

Click here to see how we spent the following day.