Oh Mexico

This year the family vacation took place in the Yucatan Penninsula over Thanksgiving. Jen and I met up with my family for a week long stay at the Riu resort near Playa Del Carmen, just south of Cancun.

Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen was about a 15 minute walk from the resort.

 
The Local Architecture
The Local Architecture
The Main Drag
The Main Drag
A Side Street
A Side Street
 
American Influence
American Influence
 

Chichen Itza

On Monday, we took a bus tour to the Mayan site of Chichen Itza.

 
Cenotes
Cenotes
Along the way we stopped at an underground pool, called a 'cenote'.
Into the 1st Cenote
Into the 1st Cenote
The 1st Cenote
The 1st Cenote
 
Cool Stalagtite
Cool Stalagtite
A 2nd Cenote
A 2nd Cenote
Chichen Itza!
Chichen Itza!
After visiting the cenotes, a 3 hour car ride, lunch and entertainment, we finally arrive at Chichen Itza.
 
The Main Plaza
The Main Plaza
No Wonder They Were In Shape
No Wonder They Were In Shape
Unfortunately, you can no longer climb the stairs.
 
The Ball Court
The Ball Court
The Observatory
The Observatory
Mayan Petroglyphs
Mayan Petroglyphs
 
Columns...
Columns...
...and Columns
...and Columns
 
The Back Side
The Back Side
Chichen Itza B&W
Chichen Itza B&W
 
"Can you hear me now?"
"Can you hear me now?"
Jen makes plans to go diving the next day.