After some time north of Merida on the beach for Christmas we set out to visit Chichen Itza, Coba, and 6 centoes before starting down the Mexican Caribbean coast.
More on Chichen Itza, Coba and the cenotes later. Today, I wanted to update you quickly on where we are and what we are doing.
Enjoying leche de coco on a hot day.
We planned to start our trip down the coast in Puerto Morelos but as heard from friends of ours who live aboard that they were just arriving at Isla Mujeres (just off the coast of Cancun) so we changed course and went to Cancun first. When we leave next week we will have enjoyed a whole month here when we didn't expect to come to Cancun at all! It's amazing how things change when you travel with no plan.
Anyway, we have gotten to spend some lovely time with our friends together on their sailboat, together at the beach, in town and even at the pool at our campground. This was the first time sailing for all of us and it was so fun! Thanks Oasters!
We flew back to San Miguel de Allende for four days specifically to get finger-printed for our residency process. It was so nice to be back there and the cooler weather was so welcome! It was also super great to see friends and meet new people as well.
Back in Cancun, we have enjoyed seeking out the eateries frequented by the locals. When we find a restaurant that is packed with locals and not a gringo to be seen we know its a good one! Good=Delicious food for cheap!
.We also added a family member this month. After looking a few different shelters and rescue clinics Josiah (who was the next one up to choose a pet) chose a sweet little girl who he named Stella Jo. She is a darling. She is only 3 months old, so, yes, we are still cleaning up tinkle spots but we are loving her soft snuggles and silly puppy antics. MooMoo was uncertain about the strange interloper at first but every day is making progress toward living together peacefully. She would hide in the bedroom at first but today, a week and a half later they are both napping on the couch.
January saw the kids getting their first taste of a trampoline park. Paul took them on a Daddy Day and they loved it...of course!
We have spent this month parked at Mecoloco Cabañas and Trailer Park in Punta Sam (northern end of Cancun). Pretty quiet place in January. We have enjoyed having a pool to cool off in! Thys has learned to snorkel now and is excited to see cool fish! I am still working with Zander.
We have been thinking and saving and planning for our next family vehicle. Trying to decide what works best for our family, our lifestyle and our budget right now. We made our decision about vehicle type and now we plan to go back to Merida next week to purchase it.
So, that's what we are up to next! I will post again soon about our adventures at the local Mayan ruins and cenotes! Stay tuned!