Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 3

This was supposed to be one of our relaxing beach days, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was windy and cloudy all day. Cody and Dan returned our rental car to the airport in the morning and Heather and I tried to layout for as long as possible. It turned out to be a good day to return the car as the weather wasn't as conducive to lounging on the beach. It took the guys over two hours to return from the airport by local bus even though the airport is a mere 10 minutes away by car. At least they saved $30 by not taking a taxi and Cody was able to show Dan parts of Cancun most people don't get to see. It was just too cold for much lounging- relatively speaking. We played some card games and when the guys finally returned we hopped on a bus and ate lunch at El Shrimp Bucket. The sun began to peak through a bit while we were eating so when we got back to the hotel, we grabbed our snorkeling gear and walked to a reef 5 minutes from our hotel. The only coral reef located along the hotel zone strip of Cancun is at the southern most tip, which is where we were staying. The reef is located off of Punta Nizuc.

Snorkeling was one of the main things Cody was looking forward to on this trip, so he was going in no matter what. I, being the faithful follower, jumped in after him. Heather and Dan had never been before, and they kind of had crappy equipment, so I don't think they enjoyed their first try so much.

Cody and I saw a bunch of fish, sea urchins and cool coral reefs on our little excursion.

It definitely wasn't pleasant and warm when we emerged from the water but we enjoyed our hot showers when we got back to the hotel.

We ate at the hotel again that night and played a fun game of Phase 10.