Saturday, January 1, 2011

10 Years!!

Sweet Mexico!  Why can't you be more safe so that all would take advantage of your beauty and culture??  Unlike some, Ben and I throw caution to the wind, pack up and head south to the drug-lord driven country when the opportunity presents.  For our 10th anniversary we took a 'Mom and Dad Only' trip to Cancun.  Turns out we picked a very safe week to go with the United Nations Global Warming Conference going on.  Lots of extra machine gun toting military roaming the streets, which doesn't really make me feel more safe given our experience with Mexican cops in Monterey, but the locals all assured us it's "very safe right now."  Maybe.

A day at the Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza.  Perfect weather for a beautiful place.

An afternoon boating in the Lagoon and snorkeling off the shore near the reef.

An hour of swimming with dolphins and then we played at Wet N Wild for awhile which is like a Raging Waters.  No pictures of us with the dolphins as cameras were not allowed and it was $70 for a picture they took and provided.  70 bucks!!!  Ben talked them down to $30 for a single picture - we haven't scanned it in.

We spent time on the beach but not as much as I would have liked.  First, Ben gets bored after too long and second, it was a little colder than I would have liked.  If the clouds covered the sun and a breeze picked up I was cold.  I swam in the ocean only because we were at the beach and it was pretty not because I needed refreshing from the heat.

It was a wonderful trip and I'm very glad we were able to arrange it.  Huge thanks to Tammy, Grandma Rollins, and Grandma Dutson for watching, feeding, changing, and entertaining our kids.


Brittany said...

How fun! What a neat trip. I can really see your mom in your face in these pictures and I love your new B & W family picture.

Paul, Kami and Henry said...

Alright, you've talk us into it. We want to plan this trip.

Sarah said...

SO FUN! I love that you guys were able to get away together, how fabulous! :) It sounds like an awesome trip. You look so good, Nicole!