Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 7

Today was our last full day in Mexico. We spent our last day poolside. After swimming we headed to our room to pack up. Then we hit up the steak house for dinner. This trip was wonderful but a couple days to long. I was ready to go home on Friday. I don't like to be away from Max this long. Even though he is a dog, I think of him as my baby boy! We are all packed up and ready to fly out in the morning sad thing is, we will be in airports all day tomorrow. Tomorrow night around 9:00 pm just know Max and I will reunite with lots of hugs and kisses for sure!!!!
Eric Helping Me Pack
Lazy Pool Day

Day 6

Our trip's ending is fast approaching. Today we stayed around the resort and enjoyed the pool and ocean. We started the day off with a buffet breakfast which was pretty impressive we then headed to the beach. Eric loves to swim in the ocean me on the other hand refuses to even get in it. I am from Indiana I like land and I fear the unknown of the water. I laid in my chair and read books and magazines while Eric swam in the ocean. After the ocean we headed to the pool which is more my style. Today again at the pool we meet many people and enjoyed the crazy pool games. For dinner we hit up the Italian restaurant again. After dinner we headed to the plaza for music and dancing. I have enjoyed my trip but I am ready to go home. I miss my little Max so much.
Eric and I have enjoyed the fresh fruit
Fresh Sweet Rolls
The Breakfast Buffet
The Parrots Came Out Today
My Toes
The View

The Pool
Dinner Time

Nightly Show

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 5

Buenos Dias (Good Morning) Hope everybody had a good day because here is my wife awake at 8:15 a.m. with desayunao (breakfast) in her stomach and I was so proud of her because she was a true trooper today. We are sitting in our coach bus ready to go on our combo trip which included going to TULUM & XEL HA. You are probably asking what are those two places, well let me tell you...TULUM: is the site of Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port city for coba. The ruins are located on 39ft. cliffs, along the east coast of the Yutcatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Just so you know I'm (Eric) writing the blog today because this was a day trip I wanted to take and so Heidi wanted me to share this fantastic day with our readers. Anyways TULUM was excellent and I highly encourage anybody who wants to see the Mayans this is a good site because you can see this site in about two hours no problem and you get a little breeze because it is right next to the sea unlike most of the Mayan sites in Mexico because they are mainly based inland. XEL HA: is a Natural Wonder and it's an open-sea aquarium and it offers myriad of land and water activities, ecological attractions, world-class resturants (which Heidi and I chose the fast food one because we wanted fast food(HAHA). But, this part of the day was just wonderful, but we were both tired out when the day was over.

Me walking in TULUM The Mayans made the entrance and exit narrow because the city was made for the upper class in society and the upper class wanted to know who was coming in and out of the city at all times.

The Mayan buildings were built with Limestone...

Heidi and I in front of a Mayan building... First building in the city... We are looking good right now and nobody is sweating yet. It was 95 degrees today (WOW!!!)
Can you imagine when this city was in it's prime?
Beautiful that is all I can say...
This building was where the Mayan King lived in the city of TULUM...
This building is where the Mayan women went to give thanks for their gift of fertility and their gift of pregnancy to the gods...

The back of the Tulum... This was extremely important to the Mayans
because it meant protection and trade having the city right on the cliffs on the
Caribbean Sea.

Iguana's are everywhere in this climate, but they are especially in TULUM.
I almost stepped on one today,but Heidi stopped
me and I was very appreciative of Heidi for
watching out for me. I really didn't want to go to a hospital today if it bit me...

Some random tourist (which they are everywhere in TULUM)... I guess
you can't go anywhere anymore without tourist's at sites like this
even the one that is writing to you right now (HAHA)...
Another outstanding picture from Heidi showing
how beautiful this city was... A must see...

Heidi enjoying the scenery...(And Cooling off)
She did have a great time because she
loves her husband very much...
What a sweet wife...

Me enjoying the day...
Leaving Tulum...
Xel HA
Here are the dolphins that Heidi and I loved to watch
but felt guility because they are trapped to
entertain tourists (very sad)...

Outstanding Scenery from XEL HA meaning: where
the water is born... Which is true because the water
starts in a mangrove then eventually turns into this
lagoon and then ends up in the sea... And anybody gets
to see this process when you visit XEL HA on the
lazy river Heidi and I rode down on with
our inner tube and it was outstanding...

People resting in hammocks...
Fish check them out...
Xel Ha
Tour Buses
Ending the day with my wonderful wife at the Resort at the Lobster Pot...
We both ate Surf n Turf...
My wife survived and enjoyed it I think (HAHA)...
Good Night!!!
Lobster Pot Restaurant (which is on the beach)...
Surf n Turf

Day 4

We started the day off with a trip to Playa De' Carmen. We had a 30 minute trip from our resort. The trip there was a real eye opener. The locals were out and about living their lives. We saw very young children walking the streets unsupervised, dogs and cats running about, and homes that looked unlivable. I know that Mexico has a lot of poverty but until you see it with your own two eyes you will not fully understand. My heart empathizes with the people of Mexico that live on tourism alone. Without tourist they would have little job opportunities. Even though I was heartbroken for the poverty stricken country, it was nice to see the children singing, dancing, and playing about. The soccer fields were full of children with raw talent and big dreams. I hope the children of Mexico keep the hope that they can make their dreams come true with hard work and perseverance. While in Playa De' Carmen we shopped, talked with the locals, and ate authentic Mexican food. We had an eye opening wonderful experience. After our day trip we headed back to the resort for dinner at the French restaurant. Dinner was great minus the appetizer we ordered steak tartar (not our cup of tea). After dinner we headed to the plaza to hang out. Chalk up another great day in Mexico!
Our Resort Sign
A Local Little Girl Eating an Ice Cream Cone
Everything at the Shop was so Colorful
All the Police Officers Carry Machine Guns
Eric and Me
Me and Eric
Anyone can Buy any Drugs without a Script
Cats and Dogs were just Roaming Around
Map of the area we are staying
Guacamole made fresh at our table

Local Musician

I had to buy my neices and nephew a t-shirt
A sombrero for Max
View from our Patio before Dinner

Eric, Me, Brijal, Manoj

All of these paintings were painted in front of us with spray paint by a local talented man