|Mason, Alicia, Shawn|
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
|Shawn shaking "hands" with the dolphin...he was scared at first but now there is a smile!!|
Alicia coming in from her ride!!
|coke can in Spanish....it was about $3.62 a can!!! AND they did not have Mountain Dew in Mexico...|
|Mason after the rest were done with their swim...he was goofy as usual!!!|
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Alicia and Chris came to our door because the staff came in their room and turned down the bed..decorated it with swan towels and rose petals....ran a bubble bath with rose petals on top in the shape of a heart. Also a Happy Anniversary sign on the door!!! None of us said anything about their date night to anyone of the staff....so it must have been the wrong room...but so appropriate!!!
|Mason playing in the beach sand for the first time.|
|Shawn playing in the waves.|
|Enjoying the sun by the pool.|
|Mason taking a break!|
Today I have felt queasy...so did no swimming..just sat on the beach for a while and then by the pool and took a short nap.
I went with Levi and Kayla to meet with their wedding planner....that went good!!! Have seen several weddings since we have been here...they do a nice job.
|Levi and Kayla meeting Ana for the first time.|
Saturday: WEDDING DAY!!!!! I spent last night with Kayla....Allie and Luann were over for a while on Friday night...fixing fingernails and making sure the flowers were all ready.
Kayla and I just had granola bars for breakfast rather than going out or ordering room service.
It was dawning a nice clear day...they was a canopy set up on the beach near them...so we wondered if that would be for their wedding....later.....they set up another one further down the beach for them. We were surprised to have a canopy...cause it had sounded like there would just be a table.
Kayla ordered fruit plates from room service to have for the girls while getting ready...they were fixed up so pretty.
Alicia did Kayla's hair and Allison did her make up...the photographer got there around 12:30...they got lots of pictures of Kayla getting ready....the second one went to my room to get pictures of the guys getting ready.
The wedding was set for 2:00pm...but was done more by " Mexican" time about fifteen minutes late.
The judge was a nice lady and she had a nice way about her.
Our CD player did not make it here in Joe and Luann's luggage....so Ana, the wedding planner, set it up to have someone do the music for us...for a tip of $20!! They did a nice job and then we did not have to worry about that!!
The wedding took place on the beach with the sound of the waves in the background. Instead of a Unity candle they chose to do a sand ceremony with the song... Pictures...eating at Caper's.
|Wedding supper at Caper's.|
Alicia, Chris, Shawn, Mason, and I left to go a ways south of here so they could swim with the dolphins. Mason and I were able to be there and watch for a fee of $10 and I was surprised that they let me have my camera to take pictures while they were out swimming. Shawn was feeling scared but soon was having fun!!! We met around 4pm for supper, then took a mini van tour to Playa del Carmen... its a loooong street lined with shops and restaurants on both sides. That evening we had supper at the Asian restaurant...they served us appetizers, a sample of their food. The BBQ pork ribs..the sauce had a very good flavor! Our meal was very good.
Monday: Cody and Allison left today. This was our day to go to Chichen Itza...which was an all day tour...it was 2 hours one way..we had a pit stop on the way at a souvenir store. The road was through what they call jungle..very different from what I always pictured a jungle...this is more like woody shrubs and some palm trees.
We spent about 2 hours at Chichen Itza, first the tour guide took us around and explained the different ruins...then we could look around at our leisure. Shawn and Mason had fun just running around in the grass.
There were a lot of Maya people there selling their wares...they were kind of annoying...meaning they would come up and try to sell when our guide was talking.
The next stop was the cenote's....which is like a sink hole with good clear water and also stalagmites and stalactites...I was not able to go down there, but Levi took pictures for me. While the others were looking at the cenote...Mason and I had a visit with the guide.... All of the palm trees in this area were painted white on the bottom 3-4 feet...so we asked why....it really is some kind of pesticide to protects the trees from ants during the rainy season...the ants can't stay in the ground because of the water so they climb the trees and burrow into the trees...this causes the trees to die. It began to rain so we left and went to the van.
|Piramide de Kukulan|
|Alicia, Mason, Chris and Shawn|
|Levi and Kayla|
|some things that I bought from one of the Mayan children|
|church in Valladolid|
|city hall in Valladolid|
Now it was back to the resort....most of the trip being made in the dark and in the rain. It was a long day...the boys did really good considering there was a lot of riding in a van full of people.
Joe and Luann, Kayla's parents went with us on this trip...kinda a 25th wedding anniversary remembrance.