Thursday, May 17, 2012


For our final stop on Friday we went to Cozumel, Mexico.  This was the one Eric was most excited about because he got to choose the excursion for this port.  He chose an ATV tour through the jungle naturally.  I wasn’t so sure about this one so I didn’t know if I was going to love this port but let me tell you I was so wrong.  I totally loved it!  We got there pretty early so we had some free time to walk around and enjoy the sights and shop a bit.  After that we met up at a resort hotel and waited for our group and tour guide to show up.  We then found out that it was their off season and that only one other couple was coming, so we pretty much got a private tour! AWESOME!  Once they showed up and we signed our lives away we hopped on a bus and drove out to the edge on the city where the ATVs were parked.  After sporting some pretty attractive head and eye gear and being given pretty much little to no instruction on anything, we were off driving 50 down the main road in little ATV things behind our tour guide.  We then got into the jungle and boy did it get bumpy.  Those cars can go through anything!  We were hitting anything and everything and rocks of all shapes and sizes.  At first it was not my favorite and I was so sure about it (especially since Eric was driving, really fast, and with one eye since he lost a contact).  After awhile I got use to it and Eric got better at driving and then it became super fun.  We were able to stop at a Mayan ruin and learn a little bit about the history and culture and stopped for some pictures.  We then kept driving got to stop at two different beaches for a break, some shell hunting, and some prime photo ops.  After that on the drive back we got to drive along the beach B E A UTIFUL!  You would have to be there it was gorgeous.  It was nice too because since there were only a few of us we got a lot more freedom and time to do whatever we wanted.   We spent about 2 hours driving around and stopping and then headed back to the hotel on the bus.  They then provided lunch for us, chicken fajitas yum!  After that since we booked the excursion through the hotel we had access to use their facilities the rest of the day free of charge!  They had a private beach access and a couple of pools that were awesome!  It was a perfect ending to a very dusty dirty day to take a dip in the beautiful water.  I think this was almost my favorite excursion just because everything that was included and jam packed into just one tour.  For only being able to do one tour this one was perfect and included everything I could have asked for.  We got the jungle aspect, the ruins, the beaches and a little bit of everything I could have wanted.  Oh yeah haha and at the end we toured a tequila factory.  Not that we did much there but it was kind of interesting and I know the other couple loved it since they walked out with a bunch of bottles haha.  Oh and don’t worry on our walk back to the ship we managed to find a few treasures to take with us!  Over all, the trip was amazing.  It wouldn’t have mattered what we had done or where we had gone in the long run I don’t think.  It was just so nice to take some time away from everything with no computers, work, cell phones, or anything to distract and just be together.  Sublime!

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