Costa Maya

Rather than have a bazillion pics, I’m digi-scrapping some stuff, hence the delay in posting this 3rd installment of the cruise journal. 

Cruise – Wednesday 1-13-16

Last night, The Girl skipped the kids club because there aren’t enough kids her age or older who go by there at night. Instead, we went to “Majority Rules Trivia.” We bumped into my parents there, so we were all a team. We had a great time, and Mere got an education (of sorts) with all of the not-so-family-friendly answers. Oops.

This morning, we were up before the ass crack of dawn to get to our excursion meeting time… Who doesn’t want to go to a beach with an open bar at 7am? It was supposed to be 12:30 pm, but due to the delay at embarkation, they had to switch some things around. We did have a great time. The sun was hot, the water was perfect. There were fish and starfish and crabs who weren’t too bothered by us being there. Some little silver dollar type fishes were so nonchalant, they were continually riding the surf and swimming around my feet.

What kid doesn't love being tossed into the air to land in the water?
What kid doesn’t love being tossed into the air to land in the water?
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Fun on the beach in Costa Maya, where we had an open bar starting around 8am. Yep. We did. Click to enlarge.
Fun on the beach in Costa Maya, where we had an open bar starting around 8am. Yep. We did.
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The Girl got her hair braided. Hubs bought fake (and unfortunately, bad) Cuban Cohibas. I learned the art of haggling, Mexican style. I was amazed at the number and variety of pipes at the port market. Some with Kama Sutra figures (with googly eyes, as The Girl innocently noted). Made me long for the days when I’d have use for them. But, despite offers to help me party, I resisted. We did buy a fun little ceramic froggy for my wall, and a pretty purple dress for The Girl.  

I saw this guy in the market in Costa Maya, and I knew he had to come home with me. It was The Girl who noticed the tadpole on his back. Click the pick to enlarge.
I saw this guy in the market in Costa Maya, and I knew he had to come home with me. It was The Girl who noticed the tadpole on his back.
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The one thing I didn’t do that I wish I did was the fish spa.  Yep… those tanks of little fishies that eat the dead skin off of your feet. I remember reading some kind of warnings against them, so I didn’t do it. But I really kind of wish I did. Just so I could say I did.

Sometimes, playing with food is ok.
Sometimes, playing with food is ok.

It was a great day, but I’m exhausted and itchy (it seems that the damn lymphoma made my skin more sensitive to the sun, bug bites, and apparently, air) from a bit too much sun. I’ll take it easy tomorrow, though I can’t wait to snorkel with my underwater camera. Woo hoo!

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