|The Lock Men - on the car ferry to Cancun|
|Good thing the 'crocodille' was asleep and didn't see me|
|Lawrie on the high zip-line|
Up again early in the morning for a quick breakfast and then off the Tulum to see the Mayan ruins. Ethan is quite interested in the Mayan culture, however, the prospect of another day at another adventure park took a bit of the edge off of his interest.
|Holding on to Tarzan the Iguana at the Tulum Ruins|
And Evan, the younger brother, all he could think of was which park we were headed to next, Xel-Há? X-Caret? Xel-Há? X-Caret? The rich history of the Mayas and the beautiful ruins of Tulum were pretty darn boring to him.
|The Boyz at the Tulum Ruins|
So onto more fun and adventure - oh boy! Or is that, sigh, oh, boy. First stop was the Mexicana buffet to load the guys up with fuel for the afternoon. It was pretty interesting watching them try out "poppers," the deep fried jalapeño peppers, chicken molé, and other traditional Mexican foods. Somehow I think the dessert bar was the biggest hit for the day. I discovered the great taste of Mexican Café Olla, make the traditional way with ground spiced cane sugar, cloves, orange rind, and cinnamon. I'm hooked.
|Evan, John and Ethan on the Rio Paraiso River Boats|
Our next adventure was the Subterranean River. It's a swimming and snorkeling activity that takes about an hour from start to finish. The best part of this event it was the first time that Ethan, Evan or John had been snorkeling - and they are now enthusiastic converts to the sport.
|Rio Paraiso boats at X-Caret Eco Park|
|My sweetie and I - at the heart of the park|