Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Return to Cancun!

Sarah and Chris came to Cancun for spring break in March and invited us to come. We couldn't pass up an opportunity to see them (and Cancun again) so we took a short flight from Mexico City to Cancun. This is a great view of the volcanoes leaving Mexico City.Meeting Kiley!!
Omar and Joshua in one of the hotels beautiful pools.

Sarah and Kiley
El tamalito Matthew
Michael swimming in another beautiful pool

We drove to Playa del Carmen for an afternoon at the beach and dinner in the cute town. Sar took this picture of us (from left) Omar, Michael behind Joshua, Matthew, Chris and Amy.

The next day, a rainy and chilly one, we drove to Tulum about an hour from the hotel. This are beautiful ruins right on the coast. Omar and I were here in January. Some entertainment at the entrance, Danza de los Voladores (dance of the flyers) is in the picture below. The flyers climb up the tower and then slowly let out the rope tied to their feet as they fly around the pole until the reach the ground. Very impressive. The ceremony/ritual is a pre-Hispanic one, believed to have been a ritual to ask the gods to end a drought.
Posing in front of some ruins
Sarah and Michael overlooking the beach which is accesible from the ruins.
Back at the hotel the next day, another sunny one, Chris and Kiley relaxing poolside
The Mayan Palace hotel (the building with our room, the place is huge!)
Waiting for the shuttle to take us all back to the airport. Michael and Joshua had gotten their faces painted just before leaving :) Joshua's face paint made it all the way to ice skating practice the next morning in Maryland :)

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