Last weekend I was fortunate enough to put together last minute plans to travel to Cancun, Mexico. It has been a long 2020 and travel was almost null.
Obviously, the location was remarkably beautiful, at times breathtaking. What was surprising to me was how absolutely kind, thoughtful, safe and hardworking the many people with whom we came in contact were.
Since I already had my run with Coronavirus, I wasn’t overly concerned for myself, but I was more concerned for Ann, who was traveling with me. Prior to going I researched the flights, hotel transfers, and hotels for Covid protocols.
I felt somewhat optimistic that it would be fine. However, when we got there, I found out that we were more than fine, we were in capable, caring hands. The Mexican people, tourists and service workers killed it with safety measures. I can say without a shadow a doubt that I felt 100 times more comfortable in Mexico than I have here in the U.S..
Back to travel stuff…I did not take a lot of pictures this trip. For four days, I only took roughly 1200 pix. For a trip of this length, that easily could be 4 times that amount.
We went to Cancun because we wanted to get some serious beach time and see some Mayan ruins. Hence the photos I am sharing below.
The sunrises were amazing. I am sharing a bunch of early morning pix below from the beach. I will start with Saturday, then Sunday and Monday.
ANN’s SUNDAY MORNING SNAPS
Ann also loves to take pix and it’s a good thing because she has a terrific eye. She really works a scene and there were several times on the trip I was thinking, “Darn, she is out shooting me right now!!” SO then I broke her legs and threw her into the lovely blue water and a killer whale ate her for breakfast.
I am not competitive.
Below are some of her amazing pix.
After spending the early morning at the beach, we hopped in our rental car and made the 2.5 hour drive to Chichen Itza, aka Chicken Pizza. (Yes, there is a story there.) I first visited the Mayan ruins 30 years ago. At that time we were able to climb up the stair of the Temple of Kukulkan shown below.
One of the other things that was quite remarkable at the site was all of the Mayan arts and crafts for sale as you walk up to the site and walkthrough it.
Ann LOVES jewelry and SILVER jewelry. It was EVERYWHERE long with many other groovy things.
After leaving Chichen Itza, we drove to Valladolid for dinner. We loved the church in town and the plaza/town square. There were birds everywhere and they were LOUD.
Monday after spending a few moments at our beach and photography the calm water, we drove north up the coast and found an amazing beach with incredible color.
We totally enjoy the trip. It was great to get away, have some warmth, be with super nice people in a safe environment and eat some good food.
Enjoy the video below and that shows sites and sounds from the trip.