Our fellow travelers, David and Jean, spent the night Friday with us to make sure we did not go without them which started the fun early. Having to dodge the Mardi Gras parade at mid day Saturday of our cruise was a challenge but worked out well. A new friend I met in a cruise forum sent me a text ahead of our arrival "boarding all passengers..no line". That was all I needed. Dropped off the 3 travelers, parked in the best ever lot across from the terminal in Galveston and walked to the ship. 30 mins later we were on board...having a drink and thinking about lunch. Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet"
First stop was Cozumel for shopping, tasting local fare and having a welcome drink at "Fat Tuesday's...where we ate on our first cruise. Great spot to relax a bit.
Second stop was Progreso where we boarded our tour bus to Chichen Itza. Carlos, our very local historian and guide attempted to teach the crowd to speak Spanish and some local history which made the 2 hour ride seem like minutes.
The tour was long, hot and busy but I must say we have to go back again as the time on the ground is NOT enough to see everything in one trip. What a spot to visit. I am posting a few photos and there are some on my Facebook Page. Enjoy
Next cruise on Carnival will be booked this week!
(As always...click image for a larger photo)
Me and Shari Resting
David and Jean
Shari & Jake
El Castillo "Temple of Kukulcan"
Local Resident Iguana
El Castillo / No tourists in the way!
Thanks to PhotoShop