Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well I have finally got a second with no baby in arm to get these posts going. She is at that stage where she needs to see me or be with me all the time and sitting in front of the computer doesn't work because she attacks everything in sight.
But she is sleeping pretty consistently through the night so that is great.
I have had sick kids and hubby home this whole week which turned into nothing getting accomplished and being very lazy. We watched Lord of the Rings for two days in a row and enjoyed being lazy. Finally got my but in gear yesturday to get some work done and we get the call from Greeley that it is raining and the basement is flooding. So needless to say Ryan is currently in Greeley as I am typing at the Pauls house. So jelous that he is there. Miss Greeley so much.
ANyway on to my trip. It may be christmas before I get all my posts done!!!!
Day 3 we decided to venture out on our own and see what taking the public transit would be like.
Basically you got out onto the highway and stand by the road and wait for a big van to come by and pick you up. We went out and sure enough in 2 seconds a van pulled up and we were on our way. We went to Tulum to check out the ruins. We went on our own with no tour guide. That was fine but I think next time we will hire a tour guide so we can learn more about it. This first picture is of a coconut. I posted this so you could see that we drank out of one of these but I didn't get a picture of ours. They were interesting. They call it coconut milk but it is clear like water. It tastes almost like a carbonated water. Very tasty.

Tulum was amazing. It is like this big huge city by the sea. It had walls all the way around it and tall look out points for spoting people coming. The water and beach were amazing. The sand was so soft. The water is so clear. We later learned from others that the best beach to go to was further down in the town of Tulum. I guess it was amazing. Next time we go we will have to venture to that beach. Parts of the beach by the resort was very rocky so you had to search for spots that was safe to go swimming in. I guess that is why Tulum was so amazing. There were no rocks to hit your feet on.

We spent about 3 hours there and then headed back to the resort. It was perfect we got back in time for our daily nap and relaxing by the beach for awhile. Then we had to get ready for the wedding rehersal. We ate with everyone an the world cafe and then they did a quick run through of how everyone was to walk and all that. It was a nice night. When we were done we went for a long walk around the resort along the paths they have. It was very nice. Another great day.

ANd yes Ryan did a number to his face. It's called learn how to apply sun screen!!!!!! lol

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 2

Well Day 2 was equally as awesome. We went to this place called Xel-Ha you say it shell ha. It was their version of a water park. It was pretty neat. They had this long river that we rode down. We started on tubes. Their was this place called the cliff of courage. We stopped their to jump off of it. I don't have any pictures because I didn't have my camera with me in the water. And well we were both jumping. Ryan managed to lose his snorkeling mask and his locker key in a matter of 20 minutes. Fortunately he spotted his snorkeling mask and he got that but he lost his locker key and we had to pay 5 bucks to replace it. What a guy.
Anyway the jump off the cliff was fun.
We got back on our tubes for awhile, then I was having a hard time going anywhere so we jumped in the water and started our snorkeling adventure. It took us awhile to find where the fish were but we did find them. They like to stick close to the coral the the rocks. It was pretty cool to see. We were both feeling a little sea sick so we got out and relaxed for a bit and got something to eat. Now that I knew where all the great fish where I wanted to get back in but Rye had had enough. Not much of a water guy to begin with.
So we found a great spot where he could sit in read in the shade and I could get back in for more exploring. I only lasted about 30 minutes and I was done. The constant motion of the water moving was more than my stomach could handle. So I got out and sat in the sun for an hour. Then it was on to the best part of the day. I went and swam with the dolphins. It was great. It was such an awesome experience and I was glad Rye persuaded me to go for it.
It was amazing what a calm feeling it was to be in the water with them. They were so breathtaking and calm. They felt like soft rubber. You wanted to just grab on to their fin and let them take you for a ride. But of course you couldn't. You could have the dolphin give you a ride but of course it cost extra. Everything down their is about the money. That's another post.
Anyway it was amazing and an experience I will never forget.
Later we came home and of course took our daily nap. Got showered and dressed up for the evening. This night we had decided to go to the Mexican restaurant. But it was closed as they had set up tones of tables and chairs on the plaza for a big Mexican buffet. We had a blast visiting with friends and they brought out a mechanical bull. Rye got in line to go do it but they shut it down before he had a chance to get on.
It was a great night and an awesome day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Where to begin......

Where to begin. We had the most amazing trip. It was truly everthing I had imagined it would be.There is so much to write and tell. So I thought I would do it day by day. It might take me a few days to get it all written.
We got there sunday night and were just blown away by the scenary and the beach. We were pretty hungry so we got our names on a list for a resturant. We ate the first night at the seaside grill. It was located right down by the beach. It was incredible. The sun sets there very early so by 7 it is dark. Which took a little getting use to.
Monday was our first full day and was a great day. We slept in, went and got some breakfast at the buffet. Ate way to much. Which seemed to be a common theme each day. When it's All Inclusive why not.
We spent most of the day on the beach, relaxing, reading, sleeping. Some friends we went with found a great spot about 5 minutes down from our beach that was not so rocky. We walked down there and had our first taste of what it was like to swim in the ocean,
It was incredible. The water was so warm and of course tasted very salty. But it was like swimming in a warm bath. I loved it. It was one of my favorite parts was swimming in the ocean. The water was so clear and breathtaking. It almost doesn't seem real.
Then we went back for a nap and to get out of the sun for a little. Shower and get ready for the evening. Most of the a la carte restaurants there require you to dress up to dine. It was lots of fun. Note to self for next trip, back way less capris and shorts and shirts and more skirts and beachy clothes. I took way to much stuff that I didn't even wear. Monday night we dined at the French restuarant. It was a highlight. I was a little nervous about the food. But it was very yummy. Probably are favorite restuarant. It was great. Then we headed down to the beach for the big game. It was amazing. Watching Duke win the national championship while on the beach. There was only one other person there cheering Duke on. Everyone else was cheering for Butler. So we cheered very loud and were so excited. A dream come true.