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Blog posts : "2010 Cancun"

Missed new years

December 31, 2010

Since the flight home wasn’t until 5pm, we lounged by the pool most of the day.  Weird to do that and then a few hours later be back in Seattle where it is 35 degrees. Brrrr.   Flights were largely uneventful except that the plane back to Seattle from Dallas Ft Worth had a bad gear indicator light –…

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Cenote Diving

December 30, 2010

We took off into town to go diving in a Cenote.  The Yucatan Peninsula is made of limestone.  There are underground rivers all over the place.  When the ground above the river collapses, an open hole into the river is formed called a Cenote.  They are fresh water on top, but if you go deep enough, t…

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Lazy day by the pool

December 29, 2010

Another lazy day by the pool.  Ahhhhh.  Dave gave me a Kindle for Christmas.  I managed to read 10 novels on this trip, including the one written by Keith’s wife (http://www.marcellaburnard.com/books.html).  Wow, what a great story!  Keith will be quitting any day now when his wife signs over t…

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Climbing the pyramid

December 28, 2010

I was determined to climb a Mayan pyramid.  You can’t climb the pyramid at Chichen Itza anymore (it being a 7th wonder of the world).  But there are a few you can still climb, so off to the Coba ruins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coba) we go.  These were smaller, but a much better experience ov…

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Next time Intercontinental Presidente

December 27, 2010

We are headed off to the island of Cozumel to go diving today.  We took the 10am ferry across.  The ferries run every hour on the hour – but it takes three boats to get everyone across.  Now why they don’t just run them every 20 minutes is beyond me.  Queuing everyone up and making them wait in a lo…

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Chichen Itza

December 26, 2010

We decide to drive out to see Chichen Itza (http://www.chichenitza.com/).  As it is a three hour drive into the jungle we had to stop for gas.  (Oh, and in Mexico they give you the rental car with as little gas as possible.)  Guy at the Pemex said the credit card machine wasn’t working.  So Dave pai…

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Now this is Christmas

December 25, 2010

We were worried that maybe on Christmas everything would be shut down.  No way.  This is big tourist season and you wouldn’t know the difference between this and any other day.  You could do any activity at the hotel, or anywhere else in town, that you could do on any other day.  In fact when we inq…

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The second car seems ok...

December 24, 2010

Got up early to catch the flight to Cancun, through Dallas Ft Worth.  Got to Cancun without incident and started to look for the rental car.  Uh ho.  Not good, the PayLess rental car company doesn’t have a desk at the airport.  That means we are headed off site for an “adventure”.  We get to the “of…

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