Pictures are located here. Many thanks to Kimball for taking all the fabulous pictures (and for paring them down and sorting them into useful groups).
This month is my 10th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, Kimball and I decided to take a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Anyone who knows me well will wonder what on earth I was thinking – the sun and the heat should have done me in! But, nonetheless, we scheduled an 8 day trip at an all-inclusive (no kids allowed) resort: El Dorado Royale. I stocked up on 70 spf, bought a new bathing suit and a few dresses, and off we went, passports in hand.
Arriving at the airport in Cancun, we were greeted by our driver in Spanish and immediately I was immersed in a culture where, though they spoke English to me, I was unable to understand basically everything everyone said. Over the next few days I spent a lot of time nodding and smiling, and then turning to Kimball for a translation as soon as the interaction was over. Thank goodness he was able to act as interpreter.
We had a fantastic time. I spent a lot of time relaxing and laying on the beach while Kimball spent a lot of time sleeping in. At our resort, we attended nightly shows, dined in fabulous restaurants, and enjoyed numerous activities such as swimming, snorkeling, archery, air rifle shooting, Latin dancing lessons, bike riding, kyak tours, and Spanish lessons. We even had the world’s shortest scuba diving lesson in the main pool at the resort before we set off on our first scuba dive.
We went on excursions to Chichan Itza (Myan ruins with a stop at a cenote for swimming and a stop at a Myan restaurant for lunch), Selvetica (zip lines and 4-wheeling through the jungle with a stop in a cenote for swimming afterward), Palaya Del Carmen (shopping), and scuba diving.
The trip was fantastic. I wasn’t ready to come home when it was over – I could have stayed a few more weeks! And, lucky for me, I did get an extension on my trip due to the hurricane which grounded our flight. They tried to rebook us for 5 days later, but we ultimately flew to Mexico City where we spent an extra night and then flew home the following day instead.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip. Well worth the time, effort, and money. I will do this again someday. I’m ready to do it again now. 🙂