Last week we escaped the snow for a few days. We had a great time. There are lots of pictures so I made them small. Click on any you'd like to see larger.
Day 1 - We're here! We arrived in Cancun (miraculously) after a very long check in wait. Abby was so excited to have the princess backpack, princess suitcase and teddy bear with her. She did a great job hauling them through the airport. We were so excited to find my parents and sisters et al soon after arriving at the resort. We went to the beach that afternoon.
Day 2 - We spent Friday morning kayaking. The pictures were great but they aren't on this computer so maybe I'll get some up at another time. Friday afternoon we went to an aquarium where Kaley went swimming with the dolphins. It was fun to watch and the kids loved "petting" the animals. Friday night at dinner, my cowboy of a husband won the mechanical bull competition!
1 - Briton enthusiastically watching the sharks, turtles and sting rays; 2 - The kids touching the sharks; 3 - Kaley swimming with the dolphins; 4-5 - Abby (sitting) and Mike (riding) on the mechanical bull
Day 3 - On Saturday, we hired Helaman as a tour guide. He was awesome! He took us to Chichen Itza and Ek Balam ruins and taught us a lot from the Book of Mormon that put some of the architecture and ornamentation into a Book of Mormon perspective. (The ruins were not built during Book of Mormon times but show left over elements of the Lamanite culture.)
1 - me in front of some relief sculpture in Chichen Itza; 2 - our entire group at the main temple in Chichen Itza; 3 - Brooklyn, Abby and Isaac at a building in Chichen Itza; 4-6 - overlooking the Ek Balam area after climbing to the top of the ruin; 7 - on the way down at Ek Balam