For our last port of call, we arrived in Costa Maya (aka Mahahual). A group of us bought tickets to a local water park called Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom. When we arrived, we basically had the entire park to ourselves! At the center of the park, sat a giant, Mayan temple. When you entered the temple, it had numerous slides, zip-line course, and even a “zip coaster.” The temple even had elevators to help guests get up to some of the taller slides. I wish I some photos from the water park, but I kept my camera in the locker while I was on site. You can check out the website here: http://www.maya-park.com Definitely worth checking out if you ever go to Costa Maya.
After leaving the park, the Man Child and I had lunch at a Mexican grill on the beach and enjoyed some live music.
We spent our last day of the cruise at sea. Dan organized an epic birthday party for himself, and he even planned some great party games. I haven’t laughed that hard in a really long time.
After an amazing week with friends, our vacation was coming to an end. This was the first time in over 10 years, that the Man Child and I went a full week without any cell phone or internet access. It was so nice to disconnect. I found it easy to disconnect from work after the first couple days. The anxiety did start to build toward the end of the trip, as I was not excited to get back to a week full of unanswered emails and phone calls. The thing I missed the most about the trip was being able to connect with my family. I was so excited to share this adventure with them! Already thinking about planning a family cruise (maybe Mediterranean?) for next year!
That’s all for now. Back to work for a few weeks before we head to Austin for a quick weekend trip. I’m a glutton for punishment, and I signed up to run the Austin marathon several months ago. I have not run any distance (including training runs) over 13 miles in 4 years, so this should be interesting…