Sunday, March 22, 2009

Finally something about Mexico!

My first sunrise!

Well, Mexico was wonderful. I miss the warm weather and the beautiful beaches. I especially miss waking up to the sound of the waves and the heat starting at 6am. I keep coming into my kitchen and waiting for the buffet to magically appear. I can't believe that I am expected to cook and clean. In Mexico my bed was magically made each day and beautiful food awaiting me...all day long!

The main part of my trip was a tour Monday, Wednesday and Friday to all the ancient ruins. It was wonderful because we had an LDS tour guide who spoke from a Book of Mormon view point showing the traditions that we read about. It was truly amazing and beautiful. It was nice being with a large group of people that looked out for me. I only got lost once and it was very scary on my own with no one who could speak English. I ended up crying and was so grateful when they sent out a search party for me as I was really late. Other than that it was an unbelievable experience!

At the airport. This is my awesome cousin Pearl Ann!

The first picture is a baptismal font. The Mayan people are so small! This is us at the foot of a temple. We climbed two of them. It was hard work especially in the Mexican sun! I climbed one of them twice and started up a third time but had to come down as we were leaving. I had to get some exercise somehow!

This is Helaman our tour guide. He was soooo nice!
I don't know if you can click on these to make them larger but this is a Cenote. This was by far my favorite part of the trip! It is this underground water hole with vegetation growing down from the top. It was sooo spectacular! I have never seen any place so beautiful. I was so brave and cliff jumped. It doesn't seem tall but it was a very scary jump and very high. It was so much fun.
I will blog another day just on all the underwater creatures that I saw. I have some awesome videos of sea turtles and stingrays.


Stephanie said...

Cliff jumping?! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! You ARE a brave woman aren't you?
Your sunrise picture is beautiful!
That stink when you have to make your own bed and cook and stuff... I wonder how we can fix this problem? Right now its like Scott is in Mexico without the warm weather and hot babes in bikini's since I cook and make the bed.

Joanne said...

beeeeuuuu ti ful!!!! I'm glad you had a great time. And you look fabulous and tanned and beautiful too! keep those pics coming!

Kathy said...

That's one of my greatest fears- to be lost in a foreign country - ahhhhh!

It looks like you had a blast! (I'm still jealous of your tan!)

Randa said...

Soo fun! Im glad you went cliff jumping - you would have been so bitter afterward if you hadn't! Well i would have if it was me - does that make me strange? I think i would have had a very hard time gtting baptised in that font =). Im so excited about more pictures and stories!!

mishel said...

Sounds like SO much fun. I would love to go hike up those ancient ruins.And the Cenotes look so peaceful and beautiful I'm glad that you had a great time!

broberts said...

pretty cool!!!

Nancy said...

Sounds like it was really awesome, the pictures looks great! I would like to go to mexico! So much fun and I bet the tour was awesome!

rosecoloredglasses said...

beautiful pictures kimara...i look forward to the videos of the stingrays..:)