The next day we woke up at 8 and it was beautiful out. We were so excited to get going and head out to the beach for the day. We hit the breakfast buffet and went and picked out spot on the beach. The breakfast was my favorite meal because it was so similar to the food back home (buffet food gets old fast)
And quickly jumped in the water.
And then quickly jumped out...
We were in there wading around and looking at all the fish it was so cool. Luke decided to sit in the water with all the fish swimming around. And then I heard him say "OWE!" He was laughing and telling me that a fish just bit him on the nipple. Nearby there some swimmers feeding the fish so these fish must have gotten confused and thought Luke's nipple was a piece of bread. He said that it not only bit him but when it grabbed on, it tugged and shook. Haha! Makes me laugh everytime.
Our hotel included some snorkeling rentals which was so fun to do. We had never done it before and it was pretty awesome. It took me a while to get my breathing down. It can be a bit nerve racking when your mark isn't on tight or when you see a huge fish swim by your legs.
There were fish everywhere! It was hard to tell but some of those fish were as big as my torso.
One of the best parts about where we parked was that we were so close to the snack bar. We got unlimited amounts of drinks including Pina Coladas and especially Coke and lime. For lunch we just walked up to the snack hut. It was pretty awesome.
One of our favorite things to do as we sat on the beach was people watch. And there was a lot of people watching going on. We quickly found out that we were probably the only LDS people there or people that weren't drinking or in scantily clad swimsuits. There were women in thongs and laying out topless and a lot of very beautiful people on the beach. We were so blown away by the Italians and we saying how they were the best looking ones.
At one point we saw a family that had a boy just younger than Oliver and then two twin boys that were about Briony and Milos age. We got talking to them and it made us miss our kids and at the same time glad that we had left them home. That cute little Spaniard family looked like they were having a rough time.
We also made friends with a Brittish group and Luke sat in the ocean with them chatting away about the people around them. There was a couple that looked like they were from the middle East and this girl had a nice body so of course she was wearing a thong. Well, her and her boyfriend were out there snorkeling and the Britts and Luke were laughing because as this girl was snorkeling, the only thing that was bobbing out of the water was her big bum in a thong. They joked about it being the blow hole. There was another time where there was this girl who was also just as pretty but she was white as snow and the Britts said "reminds me, we need milk!" they had us laughing for quite some time. Love those Britts.
We loved taking this day easy and talking to the people around us. So far we had not met any other Americans. A lot of Europeans and Canadians (which were so annoying), but no Americans.
And by far the best part was watching Luke have the time of his life. I loved seeing him out there.
Later that day, we thought it would be fun to go into the small town of Tulum. The locals told us to ride the public transportation there and it would only cost us $3. So we did. Luke was very surprised how much everything reminded him of Brazil. The people, the streets and even the smell.
We mainly wanted to go to the town to see if we could find an LDS church to see what time services were for the following day so we could attend them. With a little bit of walking and asking a few locals we found it. Luckily the building was open and we found one single member cleaning the chapel that day. ( I will never complain about cleaning our chapel with a huge group ever again. This man was dripping with sweat and had to do it all by himself) He told us that it was their Stake Conference the following day and that all the members would be attending church in Cancun. I'm so glad we found him there and it really was so nice to find another member. I was starting think we were the only ones in this part of Mexico.
We loved this little town. All the locals were so nice and helpful.
We were also able to find a few souvenirs and enjoy the Mexican Culture.
At night, we walked around and found that our favorite place to hang out at was the bar. They had dancing and singing which of course made for some very entertaining people watching and we ordered drinks and loved relaxing there.
Every night they had a show theme. Most of them were cheesy but they were fun to go to. We watched Lev Jackson (Micheal Jackson...don't know why they called it Lev), a circus act, acrobatic dancing and few more shows that we didn't make it to.