Friday was the day of our excursion "Tulum Xtreme - Over the Edge"! That is really what is was called! Even though it was raining and cloudy when we woke up - it turned out to be a great day (except for the humidity, ugh!). We were in a group of 12 people with our tour guide - Jorge. Our first stop was Tulum - a site of ancient Mayan temple ruins located right next to the ocean.
Our tour guide at Tulum was none other than a man named...Mosiah. Wearing a BYU hat. How cool is that? We quickly made the Mormon connection and he told us he wanted to talk to us privately after the tour. Mosiah was very knowledgeable - having studied archeology and anthropology in Mexico city. He also is a "son of the Mayan". His tour was fascinating. But even more so when he shared his theories of threads of Christianity woven into their religion - what he believes to be remnants of the beliefs of the people of the Book of Mormon. He actually leads LDS tours as a business. See his website HERE. He is a third generation Mormon and currently serves as the Branch President in his area. Pretty cool guy.
After Tulum we traveled for about 1 hour into the heart of the dense jungle. Here we snorkeled in a freshwater underground cave called a cenote (se-note-ay)...
Did a free-fall rappel...
Then went on a zip line between three towers for a total of 1,932 feet! Over the edge baby!
The last day of our vacation we took the ferry over to Cozumel. Here we rented a scooter and drove to a couple of coves and went snorkeling. The water was warm and crystal clear. We saw some beautiful sea life including a purple lobster! We walked through the shops and then headed back to the mainland just in time for our massages. Ahhhh! It was an early bedtime because we had to wake up at 3:00 AM to catch the shuttle to the airport.
And then...it was back to reality. And believe me - we got a pretty good dose of reality! Stay tuned.