This is one of those on-again-off-again relationships I’ve been having lately with my blog. It’s almost as bad as a high school relationship, but whaddayagonnado?!
So as promised, I’ll be sharing part 2 of our honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico! If you missed it, you can find part one here to get caught up!
We decided while down in Mexico to use some of our resort credit towards a day tour of the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Although we weren’t pleased with how much time we actually spent in the van traveling, we did have a full (and long) day of education! We woke up around 7:15 to eat a quick breakfast and catch our bus by 8:00. After an hour of pick-ups at sister resort properties we were finally on our way. Our tour guide was very informative and passionate about the Mayan culture; he shared stories, artifacts, legends, and pictures with us to prepare us for the excitement that was to come. We took a lunchtime pit stop at a local Mexican buffet and shortly after arrived at the site. It was hot as you-know-what, but worth every minute. At one point in the tour we were actually standing on where the Mayans were convinced was the “center of the world!” And although everyone made such a fuss about 12/21/12, the Mayans never truly predicted that to be the end of the world, but rather hadn’t written the calendar beyond that date.
I won’t go into a lot of detail about the tour and information because there is no way I could do it true justice; however, I will say it was worth the trip. Although we were gone from 8am until 7:30pm (it was around 2.5 hours away from our resort), it was worth spending the day together engulfed in such history and wonder. Heck, I can’t even master the art of a good red sauce, let alone contribute to massive man-made ruins!
Aside from the ruins and a swim-with-the-dolphins excursion, Nick and I just played our trip by ear and got to enjoy the little moments with one another. Following are a few pictures to capture some of these moments.
On the way to Chichen Itza
Us out to dinner (so fun dressing up for the hubs!)
Enjoying poolside drinks
Our Presidential Suite upgrade (we are Kennedys now, you know!)
And last, but not least, breathtaking sunrises side by side.
Mexico, I hated your septic systems outside of my resort. I did not understand 95% of what everyone was saying. I felt like a small part of a great unknown, but man did I love the time spent with you. We will be back, dear Mexico… but we probably won’t be taking you up on your million suggestions to go to club Coco Bongo, but rather will walk the beaches, drink poolside, wake to see the sunrise, and let baby turtles out to the ocean to live long happy lives. Thank you for the memories. Sincerely, Newlywed.
Up next: we wed.
[please continue to be patient – we just closed on our 1st home last Wednesday and are hard at work moving, painting, and settling in! Those updates will come at a later time!!]