Thursday, April 25, 2013

MIA

After Lili's baptism and several weeks of family in town I had a few days to finish up two quilt projects.  The goal was to finish them and blog about them before I took off on a trip to Mexico with Clint.  Well, I am happy to say the quilts got finished, but the blogging didn't happen.  I was trying to blog 20 minutes before I had to leave to catch a plane.  So, I gave up and realized that I will have plenty to blog about when I get home. We have spent the last week in Mexico - my first trip here - and it has been amazing.  We were lucky to be able to get away from the busy city of Cancun and make a couple trips out into small towns with amazing structures from the Mayan culture.  The one behind us is in Coba - we climbed that huge pyramid.  It was scary going up because it's much steeper than it appears, but even worse coming down. But it was incredible!  
 
 While in Coba we got a bicycle taxi ride from some of the locals.  It was awesome, I felt bad for our driver though having to petal us around when it was so hot and humid.  He told us he has done this for 5 years, incredible! The bikes totally reminded me of Nacho Libre - one of my all-time favorite movies.  

 This is in Chichen Itza - this was awesome!  Our tour guide was amazing and knew so much about this culture.  I can't believe how many buildings are around this area and most of them have not been uncovered. We had the chance to see Tulum and swim in a cenote as well.  It really was an action packed high adventure vacation and I loved every minute of it.
 
The last full day we were able to take a boat out to a coral reef and snorkel.  We saw sea turtles, a stingray, and tons of colorful fish.  It was so cool - the only downside was me getting sea sick and throwing up in the ocean ;-( I have always known that I am a land person, but the chance to see these creatures in their own habitat was so worth it.  

So, reality is back and in full force and I will be blogging soon about the quilts I have finished, so stay tuned! 

8 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Sorry about the sea sick. I just about did that my first time snorkeling as well, but managed to get back in the boat just in time :) Now I wear scope patches and it helps a ton!!

Always In Stitches said...

I am so jealous. Glad you and Clint had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Patti said...

Welcome home! Your trip looks like it was so much fun. And the history in Mexico is just fascinating. Looking forward to seeing your quilts!

marcella said...

What a great adventure! My husband and I have gotten to go there and it is just amazing (and really, really hot and humid!) Welcome home.

~Diana said...

I too "fed the fish" in the Florida Keys...brought around a lot more fish to see :) that's how I sugarcoat it!

LynCC said...

Fun!! I've always wanted to go to Cancun area and see those ruins, but being an active Air Force officer, Scott is not allowed to go to Mexico at all. Nice to see the enjoyment!

Shar said...

It looks like you had a great time. It is always fun to get away!

Kate C said...

So glad you got a nice break...looks beautiful!