Saturday, October 25, 2008


Paul and I had a wonderful vacation. It was a belated honeymoon if you will. We spent 7 days at the all inclusive resort Catalonia Royal Tulum in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, about an hour south of Cancun.We enjoyed all of the alone time, conversation, reading, relaxing, and caring only for each other. It was kind of crappy weather- rain, clouds, wind. We rarely saw the sun, but we made the best of it.

We also visited the Mayan Ruins in Tulum. It was a great experience. We took public transportation called a collectivo (you basically stand on the side of the highway and wait for one that has room to pick you up. big vans with locals on their way to work and such). The views off the cliffs were incredible. Tulum was a port city built on a cliff by the ocean. It was also interesting to see the similarities between their culture/religion and those of other world cultures/religions. Their temple had a temple within the temple- inner and outer- just like the Jewish temple with the Holy of Holies.

Isabelle did wonderfully at Paul's parent's house. We were thankful they kept her busy for the week!It is nice to be home, and Isabelle is loving her own room and toys, but I do miss my palapa with my virgin Miami Vice.
Tulum Ruins and the Ocean

Paul's antics in the Mayan "porta potty" as he named it

One of the views off tulum

Yet another storm cloud rolling in- but you can see the beautiful stretch of beach. It went an equal distance in the other direction.

Our pool and palapa heaven


Debbie said...

That looks wonderful! Glad you had a great time!

Beck said...

Ugh that looks soooooooo amazing and I want to go right now! I just need to convience my Hubby to get on an airplane to get there! :) So glad you had a great time you deserve it!