Sunday, October 4, 2015

10 Year Anniversary Trip

Jason and I went to Cancun for our honeymoon 10 years ago!  Last week Jason surprised me with a trip back to Cancun to celebrate our anniversary.  I can't believe that we have been married for that long!  Crazy how fast time passes.  

Our hotel was absolutely beautiful.

The view from our balcony was amazing.

Our first day we wandered through a few markets and found a great hole-in-the-wall (literally) taco stand and ate lunch.  It was so good that we went back to the same place our last afternoon to eat.

We went to a fancy Mexican restaurant for our anniversary.

Don't ask me why I ordered the octopus.  What was I thinking?!  I wanted to try something different but I could not get past the texture!  Yuck!

Jason was smart and stuck to tacos.

At least the sunset made up for my poor choice in ordering!

We ate a lot of tacos all week!

One day we went to a place called X*Plore.  It was a HUGE underground cave system that you could swim through, kayak through, zip line over and drive around.  It was such a cool place!

Another day we went to Chichen Itza and explored.

Our bus tour stopped at town square where there were lots of food venders.  Jason and I had nutella and banana crepes.  The man had an open flame that he was cooking the crepes over on a cast iron pan.

We also went to Xel*Ha one day.  It is a natural river that meets the ocean where you can tube down the river, snorkel, swim, cliff dive and do all things water!  It is a natural water park!  It was even more fun than I remembered it being--except they didn't have their coconut ice cream anymore (sad).

If you look closely there are huge parrots behind me in the trees.

Our hotel had a miniature golf course.  Too bad Jason beat me :(

The market across the street had a promotion going on the week that we were there that you could play their Mexican style arcade game for prizes when you showed your receipts from their shops.  Good thing Jason speaks spanish or we would have never figured out the rules of the game!

Sitting in our hotel room waiting for the eclipse to start.

I'm going to miss waking up to this beautiful view 

But nothing beats waking up to this view!!  Thanks grandma for playing with these two kiddos so we could go on vacation!