We had so much fun! Being in Mexico was the best part! Sorry, I don't have any pictures yet. I can't wait to share them, though. I need to get my camera fixed. Wow, the water was so clear and blue! I miss Mexico!
Our ship pulled in a couple of hours late into Cozumel and then it took over an hour to get off, so we only got about six hours to explore. There was no time to go to the mainland and I'm glad we didn't try. We snorkled and relaxed on a very charming not-so-touristy beach that our taxi driver recommended. Cozumel is very popular for snorkeling because of it's great coral reefs and fish. We saw so many kinds of fish, who would just swim all around us, not afraid. We were loving it.
Then we took a taxi through the city there, which I really enjoyed because parts of it were almost like being back in Honduras. We went through the city to get to some Mayan ruins. These are itty bitty compared to Chichen Itza or Uxmal, but they were still impressive to us. We were also entertained watching the iguanas that were lurking EVERYWHERE! It was fun to talk to the taxi driver as we drove. He was very friendly, and being a native, he gave us a good feel for what the island was like. We spoke in Spanish and Richard would pick things sometimes, and I'd translate. He also taught us some Mayan, which many people still try to keep alive in parts of Mexico.
It was great to hang out on the cruise ship, the two of us, with nowhere we needed to go, no one calling on the phone. Just us, doing whatever we wanted, together, all day. We played a giant game of chess, shuffleboard, mini-golf, sat in the hot tub, went to the "shows", played board games, watched movies, worked out in the gym, lounged on deck, and mostly enjoyed the food. Good food, especially the sit-down dinners! And we did dress up one night.
A few times on that cruise, I almost forgot we had kids. They came and waved us off at the port and it was the sweetest thing. Grandma claims they were very good for her while we were away. We sure missed those kids, but for the most part, I'm glad it was just us.