Hey! Here I am.
No, we didn't decide to stay in Mexico and spend the rest of our days drinking margaritas and panhandling from the touristas. We came back and I was sick. For a month. Then Christmas was on top of GeekBoy and I, pistol-whipping us like Ray Liotta in Goodfellas. Then New Years came, which was a little more laid back, but in between them somehow I filled up the hard drive on my laptop. And then the new OS that GeekBoy got me for Christmas wouldn't work with it (because it was, in computer years - 5 - ancient), so ugh, I was having trouble with downloading my photos and he was teaching me to put them on our server instead and then it was confusing and so I gave up.
No, not really.
When last I left you I was all amped up for spider monkeys! and turtles! and umbrella drinks!
True to my word, I have them all documented:
One! One Magical Spider Monkey! His name is Chato. He's a fan of yogurt; and here we see him up in his tree, guzzling down a yogurt that our guide for the day - Jay, brought to him.
GeekBoy and I can't recommend Jay's services enough. We booked our tour through Edventure Tours before we left for Mexico, and it really was an all-around awesome day.
First we toured the ruins at Tulum (with a different guide), then we met up with Jay, who squired us around in his Hummer - it was the first time I'd ever been in one - for the rest of the day, to the Cenotes (where we met Chato), a private secluded beach (where we had the best chicken tacos I've ever tasted), the bay (turtles!) and then a lagoon (giant parrotfish). He was a wonderful guide and so much fun. If you have plans to visit the Cancun/Riviera Maya area, you must book a day tour with them, and request Jay. The cost wasn't much more for a private tour ($40) - but it was so worth it.
So, getting back to the agenda:
Turtles! Look at HIM!
GeekBoy had his (old-ass) underwater camera with him, so he was taking pictures at all the spots we snorkeled at. Unfortunately, since the camera is old-ass, the photos didn't come out as well as we would have liked. But here, at least, you get to see one of the turtles we hung out with for a bit. They were very cool, just swimming around and seemingly oblivious to the 50 or so people floating above them checking them out.
Well, I didn't get any pictures of the umbrella drinks, and to be truthful, there weren't any frigging umbrellas in them anyway. But they were delicious.
So, as a consolation - I give you a picture of us, at Tulum:
Overall, we had a great time. The resort was fabulous, the food was yummy and I only had to get up at 5AM every day to secure a hut-thing and 2 chairs for us on the beach.
Oh, and maybe one small, little, TINY drawback was that there possibly, might have been, some moronic promotion offered by the resort during our vacation where kids stayed for free.
And you know what that means.
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