Barefoot in Suburbia

Homeschooling & Special Needs, Inspired by the Montessori Way

Vacation Recap #2: Cozumel, Mexico December 22, 2011

The first day and a half of our vacation, as well as the last day, were spent on the cruise ship.  I’ll recap those in a later post.  For this post, I’m going to recap our adventures in Cozumel!

In Cozumel, we explored the port, and then took a walk outside of the cruise port to see life in Cozumel.  We walked quite a ways in both directions just taking in daily life.  When it was time for our excursion to leave, we went back to the port to meet our tour guides.  They were going to take us to the same park that Dave and I went to on our honeymoon…Chankanaab National Park.  The first time we went, 9 years ago, we went snorkeling.  Obviously, snorkeling is out of the question with a toddler in tow.  Instead, we went swimming with the dolphins!  It was a wonderful experience (even though Monkey was freaked out the entire time.  She would not let the dolphin very close to her, and for sure would not let the dolphin kiss her.  LOL!)

Dave being pushed by the dolphin

 

Me, riding on the belly of a dolphin

 

Jedi dancing with the dolphin

 

This was about as close as Monkey wanted to get

 

Bug got kissed right in the face. She returned the favor by poking him on the nose.

 

Bug petting the dolphin

 

Monkey was freaked out. She did NOT want to touch it.

 

Gorgeous blue water in Mexico

 

The part of Cozumel we were in was called Puerta Maya

 

Beautiful buildings at Chankanaab

 

Towards the back of the park is an area of replicas of Mayan ruins

 

The park had tons of these guys running around the sidewalks as well

 

Jedi vs. an Iguana

 

Two of the kids and I in front of a waterfall

 

This was a funny replica...the kids all thought he was dancing

 

An alter set up

 

Dave and the kids and a replica

 

My babies in the sea.

 

Paradise!

 

A hermit crab the kids found

 

Playing in the lagoon

 

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