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Chichen Itza

August 20, 2018
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We were up (with the monkeys) for an early 7am breakfast…

To get to the Chichen Itza ruins before the crowds & the heat hit.

Did the Mayans play noughts & crosses too?


back to the hotel

A golf cart? If fortnite has taught us nothing else…golf carts are for dancing !?!

to cool off and have a swim


Our transfer to Ek Balam didn’t show up (there is always a speed hump or two!) Then we were off…

We passed through Temezon but we skipped the bull fight


Ek Balam

We found some locals along the way out…


Cenote Kikil

Then finally to Rio Lagartos, where we would stay the night 🙂 We chillaxed with wings + fries + guac + wifi (yes wifi!!!)


A quick swim

before we were ready for cocktail hour & dinner

Then as wifi was strongest in the foyer…why not add a little mexican flavour to our chillaxing…

Another fun day with my little guys (who are not so little any more!).

When we got to the hotel I was pretty tired. They quoted me the room rate in pesos, I hesitated for a moment and Eli in her wisdom leans over and whispers “it’s sixty US dollars mum”. It’s so wonderful to have super helpful, fun and capable little travellers Xxx

To go or not to go?

August 19, 2018
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So dad is in India, and so we are headed to Mexico! (We’re meeting up with him next weekend). Why not right?
We had originally planned to go back to Nicaragua again, but given the riots & civil unrest – we changed our mind at last minute and headed to Mexico instead.

My first big adventure with just the kids – just the 3 of us. Fingers crossed everyone has fun 🙂

Every holiday has speed humps, we hadn’t even left home before we found the first one. Eli woke up with conjunctivitis 😦 Poor little bear 😦 What to do? Abort or go? We decided to go: because if we were in NJ we’d have to go to a doctor and then the pharmacy. In Mexico we could just go straight to the pharmacy. Easier right!?! Perhaps we could ask our airport transfer to add an extra stop to Valladolid, to have lunch and go to the pharmacy? Fingers crossed our Spanish gets us there….so we were off!

On the plus side (and we could use some at this point!!!) we got upgraded to Business/First class – now that is a better start to our holiday!

We arrived in Cancun to be met with cold water, roses (just for the girls sorry Lach!) and a Mercedes car – nice! We are definitely off to a classy start!

Smooth drive to Valladolid- lunch, ice cream in the park (poor Lachie dropped his) and a super fast & efficient visit to the farmacia for the eye medication. Gosh in the US we would have had to make a doctors appointment, go to appointment after no doubt waiting for a late-running doctor,  get a script, get script filled – easily could take a few hours. Mexico ~30 seconds 🙂

Back in the car to Our hotel Mayaland on the grounds at Chichen Itza. Magnificent!
A little down time to enjoy the hotel grounds, then a well deserved cocktail and dinner…

followed by a show at the Observatory…myths, legends and stars…all of which there were many!

Finally we watched the sun go down over Chichen Itza from our room. A big but ultimately successful first day 🙂

Playmaker Award

August 16, 2018
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So proud of our little man for earning the Playmaker Award at Knicks basketball camp this week xx

Trophies rock!

Dad’s birthday outing

August 11, 2018
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Delayed but ALWAYS worth celebrating 🙂
With the house back to full strength – we celebrated Nathan’s birthday.
We explored the city and went to Wicked. It was brilliant!

Never again

August 11, 2018
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Today we picked up our bear from sleepaway camp.
Never again 😦 We missed her too much!
(and I think she missed us a little too! best hug EVER)

 

L&B Chillaxing

August 6, 2018
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Dad is away.
Eli is at sleepaway camp.

Lach and I have been having a great week! That means we get to do all the things we love – sushi, super hero moves, game time! So much fun!

Visiting day

August 5, 2018
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Today we went up to visit Eli midway during her sleepaway camp stint. We got to have lunch (and try camp food) and see her ride…

Looks like a great place and she is having lots of fun! YAY!