Okay so the Ruins in Tulum are probably the only thing you would ever think of is in Tulum if you've heard of Tulum at all. It is a really touristy spot. Like the kind people take a bus to from their resorts back to their resort. Or the kind people hop off their cruise to see and hop back on their cruise after they've seen it. Or people passing through, and stop in. Nonetheless, I still wanted us to see them, so we did!
Arriving: what you experience is everyone telling you they are a guide and have parking. Its annoying, and can be stressful. Eventually you decide to trust someone and park. And you begin to question to yourself, why you drove 20 min away from your super chill peaceful cabana on the beach, and think you are really glad this isn't the Tulum you first experienced. (Keep going...)
Entering: you'll purchase tickets and realize they want to charge you tax to bring in your selfie stick.... weird i know. so because you didnt' know you would be charged a tax you didnt pay it when you bought your tickets. so you get your selfie stick confiscatedto pick up after the ruins. now you know.
none of the following pictures were taken with a selfie stick>
Inside: its HOT. like we came in technically the WINTER. and its still blazing hot. you are really hot, not sure if there will be food, trying to understand why ATM's only give US dollars when so many places only accept MEX currency. So you buy your daughter who is already complaining about the heat a purse and try to bribe her to walk... in the really hot weather. (keep going...)
Ruins are interesting and I can't stop thinking about what was sacrificed, worshiped in this very land and really really day dreaming about visiting Israel, so I can see artifacts of my faith... and try not to remember Y2K.
(then!!!!) we stumble upon THIS view below and suddenly, you think.. your never leaving. its so beautiful.
Stevie had his favorite moment of the trip in the water above while rain fell from above. - his favorite moment turned his least favorite moment. when it started to rain. like really rain and I made him get out so we could get to higher ground.
all of the locals start packing up their bags to head home and I think - they must know something we don't! So my sister and I start to panic.
Stevie has us under 'shelter' - but what he didn't see when he got back in the ocean was the rain going sideways at us. While mexican mama's nearby are trying to cover my kids with their blankets. I start yelling for Stevie to come out of the beautiful ocean water bliss...So our mayan Ruins tour was cut a little short as we went walking in the pouring rain to a little shelter hut. While Stevie was sulking that we weren't in any better of a situation than we were when he was living the dream the ocean in the pouring rain. However, we had a good laugh about it (okay maybe not uriah or kelilah) and stevie forgave carly and I eventually haha
We finished up the day with trying on sombrero's at the shops, and a little gelato spot outfront of the ruins and of course - make carly go rescue my selfie stick from the office!! It's kind of one of those, we were miserable together so it made it fun together moments and i'll cherish it always.