We were originally planning on going to Cozumel this morning, to spend the day snorkeling, shopping, and exploring the island. But after talking with the receptionist here at the resort we decided to hang out at Playa Del Carmen again and then spend the rest of the afternoon at a place called AKTUN CHEN which is just a short distance from our hotel. We were told Cozumel is a lot like Playa Del Carmen only we'd have to pay for a ferry ride over there. I thought it sounded fun to begin with, but the more we discussed it the more I realized it would be better to change our plans.
So, here are some more pictures. :) Enjoy!
PLAYA DEL CARMEN - ROUND 2
We have learned the way of the natives (sort of). In order to get anywhere around here we have to walk out to the main high way and stand on the side of the road. We stand there until a shuttle or taxi pulls over. We then climb in and hope we don't get kidnapped and beheaded.
Trav & I got matching tatoos! Woot! Woot! Just kidding. These are temporary tatoos, also known as Henna tatoos. Don't worry, it'll wash off in about two weeks!
We spent most of the day here, so there are a lot of pictures. Brace yourself.
I think Trav looks sooooo handsome in this picture! Hotty, baby!
Like father, like son.
Does this look familiar? In a sort-of-very-distorted-way, I saw this (I turned the picture sideways - but scroll down):
The gang in the underground caves. It was crazy! Hot and Humid but we were able to escape the blasted misquitoes (Megan was SERIOUSLY attacked), so we were happy.
Bruce was in heaven - clearly with THAT smile! He is a collector of rocks so this adventure was right up his alley.
Imagine that ceiling falling on you! Eeek!
A picture taken in the under ground cave. My husband's so hot!
We didn't wipe oursevles down to look shiney and sexy...that's 100% sweat. It was hot!
Yup. There were lots of bats! They were flying around us the entire time. Uhg.
More cave shots (we got a lot of these).
There was a beautiful pond in the caves. The water was perfectly clear and perfectly still. It was almost therapeutic to look at the reflections of the cave ceiling and walls. This picture doesn't show the pond at all because it was really dark in there. But it was amazing.
Another view of the underground pond. You can sort of see the reflections. It's still REALLY dark but hopefully this gives you a SMALL idea of what we saw.
What a romantic!
Look how clear the water is. It was unbelievable.
Snorkeling in the underground caves. This water was COLD! Megan and I froze! It was waaayyyy better then snorkeling in the ocean. I didn't get motion sick at all, thank goodness!
They had wild monkeys on display. We were told to hold on to our hats and sunglasses! I guess the ones that aren't caged up have a bad habit of stealing accessories.
There were many, many deer in this part of the jungle. They weren't tame or anything but they sure didn't mind being in the company of humans. This deer walked right up to us and let us pet and take pictures of her.
John, Kahli, Kellan, and Mary Kay stayed in Akumal and played on the beach. They said they had a great time. So everyone had a successfully super satisfying day. :)
I still wish my whole family could have come with us...
Alyssa's Writing Journal
2 weeks ago