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The 3 of us @ La Parilla
We ventured out on the bus today! And got lost and then took a cab and then got back on the bus and then walked a bit to find the restaurant we needed to find and then came back to the hotel and then sat on these flat rocks in the ocean and pretended to be the Little Mermaid, singing that song she sang when she sacrificed her voice. =D

So in other words it was a very relaxing and low stress day. Except for crossing the streets to get on the buses. There aren't a lot of lights here so people just kind of stand on the curb and launch themselves off whenever there's a gap in traffic. Sometimes, though, for stupid tourists like us they will literally stop in the middle of the street and allow us to cross before them. Very friendly drivers - much nicer than in Los Angeles!

It was fun in the ocean.
V and I @ Kuku's Bar
The water is a brilliant color - mesmerizing and the surf is nowhere as strong as it is in Hawaii so laying out on a rock pretending to be Ariel wasn't dangerous. V had a pina colada in her hand and was laying on a rock near me, so whenever the tide was a bit higher than expected, her pina colada would go up in the air!! Haha!!

Downtown Cancun was interesting as well. There was one very heavy rainshower that lasted a few minutes so we were caught under an awning. Then we went to eat at a famous local joint that was delicious called La Parilla. V and I were chatting when this rail-thin little 4 year old boy walked by with a teeny little soft serve ice-cream cone. We were too mesmerized by his cuteness to grab a camera and take a pic, and he went back to his table and told his dad we were laughing at him.
On the left..
But we weren't! Too bad my Spanish skills aren't good enough to communicate "we were stunned by his adorable-ness" to his dad. Oh well.

It rained almost the entire time we were having lunch, but by the time we were done, the rain was done too and we found our way back to the hotel, accidentilly almost getting on the bus going in the wrong direction, and then when we were on the right bus, but the bus driver drove SO FAST I was nervous about making our stop I pushed the bell 3 times before we were really supposed to get off and gave the bus driver bashful looks and shrugged - sorry! =)

V and I were gonna head acros the street to Captain's Cove for dinner by ourselves but at the last minute me mum decided to join us. We had no idea what the atmosphere would be like but it ended up being a gorgeous seafood restaurant on the dock with really nice waiters.
Outside dock seating of Captain's Cove
Totaly attentive and sweet. V and I just had appetizers because we were hungry from the wonderfu local lunch we had in downtown Cancun and my mom ordered a salmon, which I LOVED. I don't usually like the way salmon is made in the US, but the Mexican spices here were amazing. I say just wrap all fish up in banana leaf, steam the stuff and put Mexican spices on everything! =D

At one point, one of the waiters were at our table, and turned around towards the water and looked down. He then says to us "have you ever seen an alligator?" I've personally never seen one, so I get up and walk next to him as he's standing near Veronica's chair. I look down and I LITERALLY GOT SO SCARED I JUMPED 3 feet into the air!!! There was this HUGE 13 foot alligator just chillling right below our table in the water!!! Everyone nearby rushed over and started taking pictures.
and Pancho below!!
Veronica stared at me and said "Isn't this the same lagoon that we saw the jet-skiiers in this morning?!?!" She was right. WHAT THE HELL, I am not going jet skiing here, I'll tell you that!

It was thrilling but difficult to concentrate on our meal afterwards. Apparently this crocodile comes by a lot so they've named him Pancho. Another one came by later named Willie. Hehehe =) What a rush of adrenaline and um.. an interesting way to see my first alligator! Considering I was just in the South and I'm sure they were everywhere! Nope, I see one in Cancun. Across the street from my hotel. Chillin under a dock waiting for his mate to come.

What a good time. At one point I was chatting with the waiter and noticed that he had two leaves tucked behind his ears, one on each side.
Pancho - holy CRAP!
I couldn't figure out why he did that so asked "are you married or something, what's up with those leaves?" His wait-assistant bust out laughing and our waiter said "It makes me feel pretty!" with a smile. Later on, he ended up making us flowers out of napkins and tied the leaves behind his ears to the flowers, which was a very sweet gesture.

Oh, did I mention the food was really good? Yeah. Come for the food, stay for the alligators!


pvtjoy says:
Tulum is great!
Glad the weather is cooperating for you...
Please be safe!
See you soon!
Seattle is COLD!!!!
Nephew is amazing!
So little and so adorable!
**smooches**
Posted on: Oct 05, 2008
AndiPerullo says:
Yay, I'm sooo glad you don't have internet for a while! Focus on the soley the trip. Glad you got to go to the beach. I knew the weather would cooperate. XOXO
Posted on: Oct 05, 2008
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The 3 of us @ La Parilla
The 3 of us @ La Parilla
V and I @ Kukus Bar
V and I @ Kuku's Bar
On the left..
On the left..
Outside dock seating of Captains …
Outside dock seating of Captain's…
and Pancho below!!
and Pancho below!!
Pancho - holy CRAP!
Pancho - holy CRAP!
Interior of La Parilla
Interior of La Parilla
Veronica!
Veronica!
Me and V
Me and V
Yummy!
Yummy!
Oodles of goodies
Oodles of goodies
In front of our hotel
In front of our hotel
Walking down from the hotel
Walking down from the hotel
Chillaxing for a minute before goi…
Chillaxing for a minute before go…
On the right..
On the right..
V @ Kukus Bar
V @ Kuku's Bar
V and I @ Kukus Bar
V and I @ Kuku's Bar
Veronica checking out the menu =)
Veronica checking out the menu =)
Candles and Sangria...
Candles and Sangria...
Willie?
Willie?
Cancun
photo by: Marina2710