It has been a year since I have bought my house! It is crazy how time flies by. It has been very nice out for the past month and Nic and I have been getting a lot of things done. The yard is raked and my parents bought me a manual lawnmower. My garden is started but I have been keeping the seedlings inside because of how cold it gets at night. The decks are ready to be stained once it gets warmer outside. We painted one wall of the bedroom and I am going to buy some more paint for the rest of the walls. It will be a lighter color. Once I get that done, I can finally hang pictures and put up shelves! It is coming together slowly.
This was our last day in Mexico and it was pretty uneventful considering that it was just a car ride to the airport. Well…uneventful besides getting pulled over by the police.
We woke up early and left Akumal for the 1.5 hour drive to Cancun Airport. We stopped to fill up with gas one last time before returning the rental car. As we were pulling out of the station, Nic saw a police truck flash his lights behind us. Uh oh. We pulled over and a policeman came to Nic’s window. Nic doesn’t speak Spanish, so I took over the conversation right away. Apparently Nic ran a red light and he wanted us to follow him to the police station so we can pay our fines. I explained to him that we were late for the airport and we didn’t have the 1300 pesos ($100 USD) to pay the ticket. He seemed unphased and took Nic’s license back to the truck. He was obviously talking to his partner waiting in the truck, about the situation. When he came back, I opened up my wallet and showed him the 400 pesos that I had left. It was all the money we really had (without having money transferred from an ATM). He reached into the car and grabbed the money, crumpled it into his hand and gave Nic back his licence. He told us to have a good day and walked away. We were kind of confused but happy to not have to pay a ticket and deal with the hassle of a Mexican police station!
The rest of the day went OK. We got to the airport on time and had a really crappy and expensive lunch at Margaritaville. We also saw Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez at the airport. Nic recognized him right away. When arrived at Cleveland, we got our car and drove all the way to Marquette, stopping only to pick up the dogs at my parents. We were anxious to get home but it was a wonderful trip!
I hope you enjoyed my blogs about our trip to the Yucatan. Maybe it will inspire you to take a trip there someday and stay at the great places that we did. Leave me some feedback if you wish!
Day seven started bright and early with a yoga class headed by Leon, the owner of Organic Yoga in Akumal, Mexico. Leon has a separate hut for yoga lessons, complete with mats. It was cool to do yoga in the middle of the jungle. Nic and I practice yoga a few times a month, but we are not pros. Claudia, Leon’s live-in worker from Italy also joined us, as well as his chihuahua. The class was relaxing and it really helped stretch out my back. Nic and I both have back problems. At one point, when we were doing downward dog, the little chihuahua thought it would be great fun to play with my hair. It is hard to concentrate with a little puppy licking and chewing your face, but it brought some laughs. Leon had us doing headstands (which I am not very good at) and Nic even tried the scorpion, which is a very hard pose. Continue reading
On day six, Nic and I woke up very early and had breakfast at the ecolodge. There was a large Christian group from Wisconsin that had arrived the night before and they kind of took over the lodge. They were really loud and pretty obnoxious. We were kind of in a rush to get on the road and get away from them.
Bacalar really stole our hearts.
When we woke up, we decided to go kayaking before it was too windy on the lake. It seemed that it was calm in the morning and just go windier as the day progressed. Villas Ecotucan had kayaks that you could borrow, so we put on our suits and went down to the water. It was a tandem kayak with a flat bottom, and the waves were already forming, so paddling was kind of hard. Continue reading
Check out Nic and I doing the new Down Wind Sports commercial that will be on the local cable up here. It was pretty fun to film! We are celebrities now, haha. FYI, This is the store in Marquette that Nic works at.
And I promise that I haven’t forgotten about the blogs for the rest of our Mexico trip! I will get on them tonight! Things have been pretty busy and we are planning a climbing trip in May to Wisconsin. No rest for this girl.