September Recap-Week 4

The Playa Weeks

Sandy Toes 2.0 is a reality…..inside it’s basically a box at this point and with a few outside embellishments still to be done, but it’s all mine. Next up, building on a couple of room additions.

Lunch in Tulum at the popular El Camello Jr. It’s ALL ABOUT the ceviche there.

I woke up with this “heart” on my knee. It doesn’t itch or hurt, but it’s been over a week and hasn’t faded at all. Hmmm….

My current read and my current series.

One of my fave fruits in Playa: Rambutan. Tastes like a grape with the texture of a kiwi. I can’t get enough!

Sr. E and I were watching, “Taco Chronicles” on Netflix and there was an episode about suedero tacos. Neither of us had ever heard of them. They looked super greasy, but super good. I googled, found a place in the Centro that sells them, and off we went. These tacos did not disappoint. So we bought 6 more to eat for breakfast the following morning.

Typical stop light entertainment.

A Visit to Aktun-Chen

Sr. Elizondo and I went to Aktun Chen for their famous cave walk and to swim in an underground cenote. They also have a zip line, but we decided to pass on that. The visit was so worth it, especially since we went first thing in the morning and were one of five people total.

The caves were amazing. I tried to not let the bats freak me out too much. I also now know why helmets are so important while caving. I bumped my head into the ceiling more than once.

The cenote was beautiful with the light coming through the rock holes and lighting up the water like a flashlight.

They also have a few animals, and a lot of deer roaming freely.

(FYI: The hotels give their left over fruit to the park for the animals to eat. Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused the park to struggle with food.)

Paddle Boarding in Playa

This morning Sr. Elizondo and I went paddle boarding. The instructor/owner was from the Netherlands. He was super informative and just plain cool. By the end of our hour, both Sr. E and I were successful paddle boarders. I can’t wait to go again.

It feels so good to be back at my happy place.

See these two sink holes? There is actually a Cenote underneath the beach. The fresh water bubbles up from the underground cave into the Caribbean.