Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ek Balam

Well, today we ventured outside of the Palace....we did a day trip to Ek Balam and Valladolid. We had a great time and ate some great food. The venture started around 8:15 this morning when we boarded the tourist bus and set out on our adventure. Our first stop was a little store on the side of the road similar to the one we stopped at for Tulum when we came last time. There were little puppies roaming around and the kids had a a great time. From there, we went on to Ek Balam-a Mayan ruin and walked around for about an hour. The kids and Kyle climbed half way up the rock structure and the Kyle went the rest of the way and took some pictures from the top (hopefully I will figure out how to upload them to my blog while I am here).
After that we went to eat at a Yucatan restaurant...it was open-air and the food was great. We had some sort of Yucatan dish that was on homemade tortillas and pork in a yummy sauce.
After lunch, we loaded back on to the bus and drove to Valldolid...a Mexican town in Yucatan. Kyle described it as a humbling experience and I think that's the best way to sum it up. It is amazing all of the "things" we think we need to survive when these people would dream to experience our worst day. The people were very nice and I don't know how many told Kylie she was beautiful or called her princess!
The day was great even though the weather was a little blah. But, I think that was a blessing in disguise because we weren't hot and sunburnt when it was all said and done.
Our tour guides were very amusing-Daniel and Jorge kept us laughing the whole time. Kyle thought the "chicken pizza" joke was the best though! :)
Well, there are more memories to come...til then......

2 comments:

thirty-something said...

Hey! Sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun!
~CJW

Faithful said...

It was a blast...I hated to come home!