Know what’s awesome? Spending your spring break in total relaxation, not concerning yourself with homework or social life or appearance or friends or problems in general or cooking or grades or upcoming tests…instead lounging by the Atlantic Ocean with three good books. And chocolate.
Know what’s NOT awesome? Arriving back home again at midnight on a Saturday, leaving only the portion of the Sunday that you don’t sleep in through to do all the homework that you decided you weren’t going to do over vacation because it’s vacation. GAAAAH.
But that’s what blog is for, right? Reliving the glory days, thirty-six hours after they ended…and procrastinating that homework load even further…
Accch. Cannot think about work just now. Onto pictures.
We went snorkeling in two of these cenotes, as well! They were frigid, but in the most beautifully peaceful way. No fish, just the smell of stolidity and your own thoughts swirling around the water with you.
Okay, so there actually were some catfish!
At Playa del Carmen, there were several of these “fish spas”, which were exactly that–they were large tanks in which you payed to stick your bare feet. Small brown and black fish proceeded to nibble on your toes, which, um, I suppose exfoliates the skin of your feet very nicely.
It tickles immensely.
We zip-lined on Thursday, complete with stylin’ orange gloves and helmets. I did enjoy it, but I can’t say it was as thrilling as I’d hoped. I love my roller coasters, and I thought it would be more like that…the lack of speed probably had something to do with my lack of size (I didn’t have as much momentum as the bigger peeps), and it was more like a scenic glide through the treetops than it was a thrilling zip-line. And there were a heckuva lot of stairs to get to the top of each platform! Nonetheless, it was pretty fun.
We also snorkeled with some sea toitles! 🙂 So graceful; I am convinced you canNOT mess up a photograph of a turtle.
Do not lie to me and try to tell me this is NOT the most awesome henna tattoo in existence.
Did I enjoy myself over the week spent in Xcaret, Mexico? Immensely; it presented a plethora of new experiences, both culinary and non-, I got some beautiful pictures and a lot of rays of sun (boy, is the sun intense down there! I walked around like a stiff, pink lobster for days…). If I could have changed something, though, I would have had us stay somewhere that wasn’t such a resort–don’t get me wrong, our resort was relaxing and luxurious and I appreciated it, but it did feel really artificial. I am excited for my trip to Costa Rica in June (thank you so much for the funds, all you generous familial contributors!!) because we will be staying in tucked-away, hidden spots, rather than huge tourist metropolises, so we get to see what life is actually like there instead of being so coddled all the time.
But I’m glad there was free dessert. Stay tuned for an upcoming What I Ate Wednesday post, detailing my culinary journey over spring break! 🙂