ATV'ing

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On Monday we still had our ATV'ing trip scheduled at 12:30 pm.  Glenda and I woke up early and headed down to the pool for a little morning swim and shortened tanning session.  The pool was very pleasant.  We lay on their "pool beds," played in the waterfall, and planned for a discounted massage after being handed a coupon.  The pool was fairly empty only a few children with mostly adults.  (thank god)

Afterwashing up, we caught a cab over to Kulkulcan (a large mall about 10 minutes away from our hotel.  This mall had awesome lifesized statues of ballerinas all so graceful and beautiful) where we kind of wandered around to find the meet up place for the ATV'ing trip (which was infront of a snazzy Mexican restaurant ?Marakame?)  After some disagreement over prices for the trip (over the phone and online trips were listed as cheaper than the check in man said) and arguing between the two go between parties (the booking agency ended up paying most of the difference) we were banded and hopping on a bus to Loma Bonita the ranch for ATV'ing and horseback riding.
ATVing
 

After a quick tutorial on how to work the ATV's we hopped on and started our tour through their ranch and close surrounding area.  We zoomed down super dusty dirt paths with rocks, bumps, and mud in a long line, while the horseback riders took a different route to meet us at the midway point at the beach.  We went all over the wooded area until we came to the beach were we did some long stretches and kicked up all kinds of sand.  Unfortunately at one of these straightways, I was gunning it and hit a small patch of sand which immediately offset my ATV and i went plowing into the ocean.  My ATV immediately cut off and I waited for the guide to come and bail me out.  I had my camera in my pocket and I got wet, thank god it didn't break!! 

**sidestory**
So when we arrive there are quite a few people gathered for the excursion.
The horseback riders
  Among them are about six Pakastani British girls who are made up, wearing dresses, flipflops with hair done.  The ATV trip is not a walk in the park.  We fly through the trails with dust flying branches whipping us in the face.  By the time we reached the beach my white shirt is streaked with dirt and when I walk down to the beach to throw some water on myself, it streaks off in mud.  At the midway point these girls are crying about how they wanted to go back to the ranch.  Wth?  Who goes ATVing thinking its gonna be like a spa treatment?  So anyways they end up going back to the ranch complaining about how much they hated it and that they want their money refunded.  Stupid!!

So after we returned to the Ranch I jumped into the pool (too wash off all the dirt!) and then sat down for the included meal.
Delicious ribeye with scrumptious potato
  They had delicious empanadas, totally awesome rice, good beans (according to my friends).  We then hopped back onto the bus for the hour and a half trip back to Cancun where we were dropped off at our hotel by the charter bus.

After getting back to the hotel, we showered up and got ready to go out to dinner.  We walked over to an area of restaurants we had driven by in the taxi and decided on Casa Tequila.  There were quite a few people sitting outside and the ambiance looked nice so we decided to give it a try.  Service was excellent, and the food was even better!  Our waiter was attentive, funny, and the food came out in a timely fashion.  I got the ribeye.
juicy fajitas
  It was so juicy, perfectly cooked, and rightly seasoned.  I got a pina colada with it which was strong (rare in Cancun) and my friend got a margarita which was also quite strong and tasty.  Glenda got the Fajitas which were also awesome when i had a taste bite.  Would completely recommend this restaurant for evening dining in Cancun if you are close to the strip.


After dinner we were pretty exhausted from the long day and headed back to our hotel to go to sleep early. 

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pool
pool
ATVing
ATVing
The horseback riders
The horseback riders
Delicious ribeye with scrumptious …
Delicious ribeye with scrumptious…
juicy fajitas
juicy fajitas
waterfall
'waterfall'
restaurant overlooking pool and po…
restaurant overlooking pool and p…
ballerina statue
ballerina statue
ATVing
ATVing
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