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Mexico: Day 4
Posted February 14, 2007 at 06:20:10 PM by Bean in the Vacation category
Room service delivered our breakfast at the buttcrack of dawn. We had to eat early and catch a shuttle to our one and only planned excursion of the trip: Selvactia. A "luxury" van (air condiftioned) took us, along with 6-7 other tourists up to the Cancun area and then down a 20-mile, desolate, very remote, and very very bumpy road. The ride was not great, but the adventure that awaited us was definately worth it.

After meeting our guides, we harnessed up and climbed a rickety steel ladder up into an even ricketier steel treehouse. Everything was suspended by steel cables wrapped around big Mexican jungle trees. One by one, we clipped onto the cables and zipped away to the next tree. It was a blast, and once I got over my initial safety concerns, I was able to actually look around and enjoy myself. I did manage to get one good shot of stef coming in to landing #7 or 8, which I will post when we get home. We did a total of 11 ziplines over about a 1 mile course. When we were done, we deharnessed and biked a mile or so to a cenote. We swam in this beautiful, clear, cool, DEEP freshwater sinkhole for about a half hour and there was nothing I would have rather done in the 95 degree heat. There were cliffs to jump off from, ziplines to drop from; I did both. The highest cliff required 35 feet of trecherous climbing and put a lot of trust into the guide that helped me to the top. Though if I would have slipped, I don't think he could have done anything about since he only weighed a buck ten. It was definately not OSHA approved. We swam for about 30 minutes, then headed back for a light lunch, then back into the van for the trip back to the resort.

We got in around 3pm and headed straight for the bar to get caught up on drinks. We found a nice spot next to the lagoon and fed and snorkled with the fishes. Then it was back to the room so I could smoke my Cuban cigar on the balcony (StevieP are you jealous?). Around 8:30pm we headed to the steakhouse, La Mendaca, for dinner. I got the NY Steak and Stef got the grilled seafood platter. Mine was woot woot and Stef had a few pieces of seafood we were unable to identify. She also noticed that the "seafood soup" had large octopus chunks in it. Not zesty.

We toured the various nightclubs and bars, sampling drinks along the way. We ended up staying up to 1am which allowed for a hangover (the first of the trip) the next morning. All in all a very fun day. And tomorrow, we get massages!

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7 comments
m1 (February 14, 2007 at 08:47:24 PM):
Why are they all trying to immigrate HERE?
corbin (February 15, 2007 at 08:11:41 AM):
because they're tired of taking care of assholes like bean
Bigwillis (February 15, 2007 at 08:53:23 AM):
Most jealous am I. I suspect you will be bringing home many Cubans like my friend Jean?
Brad (February 15, 2007 at 11:22:48 AM):
So I am guessing the excursion was a good idea? Sounds like a blast. Did you get to Watch El Losto en Espanol?
corbin (February 16, 2007 at 08:01:07 AM):
when we were there, we watched los simpsons in ingles. the commercials and intro were all spanish, but the show was english...don't remember if it had subtitles
bean (February 16, 2007 at 04:16:52 PM):
We had planned on watching lost and the thursday night NBC lineup via orb on my home PC, but it seems to be off. Hey brad - turn that birch on!
Dale Bryant (March 16, 2007 at 06:39:30 PM):
I appreciated the favorite vacation. Alaska is near and dear to our family's heart. We have cruised the Inside Passage four times and have often extended the land part of the vacation taking in Denali National Park and the Kenai Fjords (out of Seward).

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