Two days after the Chris completed the Bar Exam we hoped on a plane with the Spiker family & went to Mexico! A much needed vacation, after a very stressful and busy summer.
We stayed in Playa Del Carmen, just outside of Cancun. I love the resort we stay at because it's not on the strip of hotels where it's crowded & crazy. I like the quiet & open feel of it. When we arrived in Mexico, we met up with more Spikers, my parents, & my brother and his wife. We had an awesome time! I loved having members from both of our families there at the same time! The weather was warm, not too hot--the right kind of hot if you know what I mean...the kind that you want to sit & soak up. We kept busy but fit in plenty of beach time as well. For myself & Chris, this is our #2 favorite spot (right behind Kauai).
We went to the ancient Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza, which are now one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. The city was enormous! Building after building, and we were able to witness even more excavation! They haven't even completed digging it all out! I gained a new appreciation for how advanced they were for their time after seeing what they built. We were all glad we spent this day here, it was a definite highlight of our week.
Steve was constantly harassed by locals selling handmade items...I guess they could spot a 'softie' pretty easily
One night there was an incredible lightning storm over the ocean, so we went to the beach to get front row seats
we took catamaran's out on the water by our hotel, the water was beautiful! there really is nothing like it.
Luke learned that wrestling on the sand has it's side effects, the rest of us learned that Luke likes to lick people when he wrestles them..
i feel like a freakishly tall human being in this photo
we sailed the ocean blue on a big white sail boat
Pat being ...Pat
the men driving the sailboat tried to spice up our ride, they came out with loud dance music & "soda shots" since none of us drink, it was hilarious to watch them try to get us all excited--here I am with my shot
Here is a video of part of the lightning storm we watched from the beach. It was at night, so the black is literally what we saw--until the lightning would hit. It was really cool to watch...