An Adventure in Mexico

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You know what they say about Mexico right?
What happens in Mexico… ends up on my blog!  Ok maybe it’s not a common saying, but today’s post is all about my trip to Riviera Maya.  Disclaimer:  I am not so good awful at taking pictures, especially while on vacation so there are only a few!  Furthermore, this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with teaching!
Somehow our vacation package placed us in first class for the trip down to Mexico.  Did I complain?  
I had actually never flown first class before this trip!  I may or may not have taken advantage of it and had a couple of the above beverages which may or may not be just Sprite with a lime.  ๐Ÿ™‚
Another first for me was getting a massage!  Ok, no, not on the plane.  But we did get a massage at a little place right on the ocean.  It was so relaxing to just listen to the waves!

These little guys were EVERYWHERE!  They’re called coatimundi (coati for short).  They really remind me of a cross between a raccoon and an anteater…  Come to find out they actually are members of the raccoon family!  The babies were just so cute!  The pictures of the bigger one were actually taken right outside our room’s deck.  He came right up to the concrete slab!  
I didn’t get any pictures of the big iguanas, but they were everywhere also.

Some random pictures of greenery at the resort.  I love all of the tropical plants!

We met some new friends while in Mexico, as well!  One of my favorite parts of traveling is meeting people from other parts of the world.

And this is where we spent the majority of our time.  Beyond this pool you can just barely see another pool.  Beyond that pool is the ocean!  And in that ocean, we went snorkeling at a reef!  You might be thinking big deal…  However, this was a huge fear for the mister and myself to be that far from land and in the water!  When the boat finally got us out to the reef the guide told everyone to put on our goggles and flippers.  Then he told everybody to jump out!  This was the point where my heart was racing at least 500 miles an hour.  But guess what!  I did it!
I’m so glad we had the experience, too!  The reef was gorgeous, and I never realized how many different creatures are down in a reef.
It was so nice to just relax by the pool!  I was a good boy and wore sunscreen so I didn’t burn at all, but I did get an awesome tan.  Isn’t it funny how different people can look when they have a tan?
That’s about it for the Mexico trip.  I’m going to work on taking more pictures on our next adventure.  We are hoping to go skiing again this winter.

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