Ancient Mayan Adventures in Tulum

Hey hey hey bloggy friends!! So nice to talk to you again! (As I first wrote this post) I just got back to the room from working out – it’s Saturday morning (but now it’s actually Sunday morning – and I’m in the Tampa airport), and our last day on the cruise ship. This morning the winds are blowing in full force – so much that they closed the top deck of the cruise ship to walk outside on it. Ironically, the fitness center is on the top deck. Let me tell you, running on a treadmill on the top deck of a cruise ship in high winds is comparable to doing one-legged squats on a bosu ball; ya gotta concentrate! Anyway, I ran about 4.5 miles and I feel much better about all the food and booze I consumed yesterday 😉

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The gym on the cruise is actually pretty sweet. It has a lower level, which is completely for cardio workouts including machines like treadmills, ellipticals, and rowing machines.

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Then it has stairs up to another level, that’s just for weight lifting. It has an area for free weights, along with some isolating machines:

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I’m pretty proud of myself, actually. Out of the eight days we’ve been on vacation, I worked out five of them! More than I thought I would, for sure.

So…where did I leave off… ah yes, where my camera got stolen. Thankfully, the couple we’re with let us copy all of the pictures from their camera onto my laptop, so I still have something to show you all. And I believe I left off at the Mayan Ruins. Yes! We saw the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Twas awesome. Check it out:

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It was so surreal! Those Mayans were some brainiacs. Oh, but don’t worry, our tour guide said the world won’t end in 2012 like they predicted. He didn’t give us an answer as to why they were wrong about that and right about everything else, but told us not to worry about it. Sounds promising, haha.

 

And then we had some cheese ball moments before getting back on the boat:

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Ahh…home sweet home 😉

 

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I also took some pictures of some kickass 100% authentic Mexican food we ate at a little beat down restaurant, but then I left my camera on the bus. But trust that it was the best veggie quesadilla I’ve ever had!

It’s been a blast this entire cruise. I’ve become attached to so many places and want to come back to all of them!! However, it will be nice to go home and see Niko and Clarabelle. Actually…now that I’m pressing “publish” it’s Sunday and I’m at the airport. It’s so nice to be with internet again. Talk about withdrawl! Whoo!!

I can’t wait to tell you more about the cruise. Since I had a few set backs regarding internet access and losing my camera, I’ll most likely just do several posts throughout the week, in addition to my regular posting, so you guys can see all the awesomeness we encountered. Also…it’s time like this where it’s definitely an added bonus to be a blogger – an online scrapbook of memories right at my finger tips!!

Also…I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who kept on reading an commenting this week as I was MIA. Ya’ll rock for sure, and I’m super pumped to catch up and comment on all of your bloggies from last week!! 😀

And thank you so much to my guest bloggers while I was gone! Deva, Dad, Katherine! My mom also wrote one, but it looks like it didn’t publish for some reason. You can look forward to it sometime this week though 🙂

Hope you all have a fantastic end to your weekend! It’s gonna be a saaaad Sunday for this vacationer!    

Look forward to hearing all about our beautiful time in Belize in the next series of cruise-y posts 🙂

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