Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cancun - Day #5

Ok ... today was a struggle.

We took a day-trip to a Mayan ruin called Tulum. Don't get me wrong, it was BEAUTIFUL (I'm sure our disposable camera got some killer pictures). But it was REALLY long and REALLY hot.

We woke up way to early for being on vacation and met a group of people to catch a bus to the ruins. We rode the bus for 2 hours (read: lots of people, hot, sticky, etc.), and arrived at the ruins. We walked around in the 95 degree sun (with shoulders and chests that did not need any more sun), with 90% humidity for 2 hours, listening to our tour guide talk about the Mayan culture (so cool!), their history, and way of life. We learned a ton.

Let's be straight though. I was miserable. 

First of all, I hate sunscreen. A lot. I hate sticky. And I hate sweating (don't I sound like fun to be around right now?). Every time I wanted to complain, I didn't. I reminded myself that come December, I will be walking around in Africa

At one point, Jay looked at me and said, "How come you're being so quiet?" 

And I said, "Because I'm trying not to complain. And my parents taught me if I didn't have anything nice to say, to not say anything at all. Actually, I do have something to say, it's really pretty here! See ... aren't I being pleasant? Oh, and babe, you owe me ... I really 'took-one' for the team today."

You see ... Jay could not come to Cancun without seeing the ruins. And I don't blame him. They were very cool. But come on people, everyone was miserable.

After 2 hours of walking around (oh, we bought cheesy hats to shield our faces from the sun), we had a sweet reward. We swam in the Caribbean Sea with Tulum looming behind us. It was breath-taking. After a quick dip, we met back up with our bus and they drove us 1 hour to a hotel for lunch. We ate, we swam, and I took a nap in the shade. At 4:45 we loaded back onto the bus and made it back to our hotel at 6:15. 

Happy to be back at our hotel, we showered and went to dinner. Afterwards, we went to the lobby bar and joined everyone for a night of kaeroki (sp). Jay sang Milli Vanilli's "Blame It On The Rain." It was beautiful. :)

We are looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow. Some friends of ours are honeymooning down here and they are joining us at our hotel.

Another great day in paradise.

Until tomorrow .... 

Love, Lisa & Jay

P.S. No matter how is sounds ... I did love the ruins. Can't wait to show you pictures.


Kris said...

Tulum is BEAUTIFUL. Of course, when I went...I was 10 years old. And I was grumpy and hot and tired of walking all that way. It's kind of sad that the photos my parents took of me at Tulum are of me standing with this amazing backdrop of sea and sky looking like I just got grounded for life. I gotta go again now!

Mary Diederichs said...

Lisa, Good job on the sunscreen. I'm so happy to hear you're having so much fun in the sun. The ruins, turtles and hairey men sound wonderful. I can't wait to see your pictures.
ps: I want slippers too.