We got back last night (and though Sasha was already asleep I couldn't help myself but go check up on her); today was a fun day filled with playing, reading, jumping and dancing around, oh, and four loads of laundry (both our and Sasha's stuff). We had a wonderful time on our vacation, and Sasha had a blast here without us too (we were told that you literally couldn't turn away from her for a second because she headed straight for the stairs - we don't have stairs in our apartment, so that's novel to her).
Aside from hours of relaxing by the pool, as well as in the pool, and lounging on the beach, we did some sightseeing: we went to Coba, an ancient Mayan city which is now in ruins and visited and saw Mayan culture. We got to climb the temple (120 steps which just happen to be a couple of thousand years old - so they were a little scary to navigate, but the view from the top was absolutely breathtaking and amazing!), we saw the jungle, ziplined across a lake, swam in a cenote (a sinkhole, of which there are many in Mexico, an underground lake) among with fish and fruitbats flying around us. The water was unbelievably clear and a little chilly, but on a hot day, it was so nice to cool down a bit. We then got to eat some delicious Mayan food (there were even chickens walking around right next to us as we sat down for lunch!) We jetskied the following day, which was so exciting. Ok, here are some photos of our adventures.
A secluded pool specifically for the "platinum suites" guests (which we got a fabulous deal on)
This was the view from our balcony. Oh, and we had two jacuzzis - one inside and one on the balcony (still not sure why, but it was pretty neat)
This is how Mayan people live now
An ancient observatory - used to keep an eye on the road
This is the temple we got to climb
At the top of the Mayan temple
On our hike to the zipline
This is what we looked like while ziplining (plus these awesome orange helmets)
Yes, we are goofballs, and yes, I realize that if Sasha sees this picture some 13 years from now she'll be horribly embarassed and tell people she isn't related to us!
At a swim-up bar
At a fancy restaurant with a beautiful ocean view
And a couple of Sasha pictures our parents sent us:
On the potty with grandma L. - look at my big girl, hehe
Hanging out in her tub outside
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