Sunday, December 28, 2014
Day 6 - Christmas Eve - Chichen-Itza
It was a mad dash out the door, to the dock, to the boat that would shuttle us some 45 minutes away from Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen then to a bus for a 2 hour bus ride along a new freeway to the site. Yeah, this one was pushing it for sure, but we really wanted to go back after 20 years with the girls. :)
It was a horrible experience on the bus as the guide kept telling us we would be very short on time and it was very crowded which really freaked the girls out. They were telling us how he almost got fired for being late the time before, yada, yada, yada... Well, now I KNOW why.. he talked and talked and talked in a few spots at the site. Now a lot of it was great, a lot of it was a bit of overkill I think, but he was Mayan and very proud of his heritage and he was a teacher by profession before he became a tour guide. He was good at what he did... really was interesting and told a lot of the tale. The girls, however were very rattled that we would only have 20 minutes on the ground there and were freaking out continually and worrying the snot out of me when the guide was getting later and later... I had to tell them time and time again that IF they left us, then we were on a Royal Caribbean tour and THEY would have to get us BACK to the boat.. not to worry, We would be fine... just fine. They wouldn't leave us and if they did.. we would still be FINE... ha! They were really fit to be tied.
The other thing that has changed in 20 years is that you can climb NOTHING Not even to the sacrifice god... no climbing on anything... so we walked around all the walled off stuff and took what pictures we could for our comparison shots from 20 years ago.
How big the boat was rocking today!!
and now for the true story of frustrations :) LOL, Liz kept saying we couldn't get FOUR of us in a selfie... we did, though, didn't we?? ha!
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