Friday, June 20, 2014


There was a request to put these pictures straight on the blog and not just Facebook, which is probably good because having them on the blog is really the only way pictures make it into the family photo albums I make (eventually).

At the airport in D.F. Apparently I cracked the code for the wireless password outside the Taba Bar and forgot to let people in on it.

At the Governor's Palace.

It was humid. There were murals.

Best dinner, even though we didn't get the fancy bag-holders everyone else was getting.

It's always fun to see the huge numbers on your balance at the ATM. We got something like 13 pesos to the dollar. 

This was one of the art pieces in the house we rented. Here are more and better pictures of the house from the VRBO listing

At Sabrina's taco stand. 

Sabrina! (Who was warmly written about in the New York Times.)

Crystal drinking Cristal soda.

Why did I take so many pictures of people with food? Oh yeah, because the food was amazing. Breakfast tacos.


Almost all of the pictures are from the day we went to the ruins at Uxmal.

In front of the pyramid of the magician.

This is the back of the pyramid (or maybe it's actually the front?) that we were standing in front of earlier.

We went with our friends Kade and Caitlin, who planned the whole thing because they are awesome.

Note the elephant trunks. Our tour guide assured us that these were due to primordial mastodon memories in the Mayan people. (Also that the Mayans came from space and that the handprint of Jesus was visible inside one of the arches.)

The top of this arch, in fact.

I'm fairly certain this was the courtyard of the birds (or something). I also found out on the trip that my Spanish has deteriorated completely. That, and everyone saw me and my fuzzy hair and immediately decided to practice their English.

Kade took lots of pictures, too, and some of them made it onto his blog:

A dude picture.

Chick pics.

Super-cool view after we climbed up another building. Some of the ruins you could climb on and some were off limits, but the lizards scrambled up everything. I imagine I looked something like a tourist in Missouri excitedly pointing out every squirrel when I saw an iguana. (But the blue ones were really cool.)

Sam says, "Take a picture! It looks like I'm going to fall off!"

Here we are waiting on it to get dark so that the light show can begin.

There was a light (and sound!) show.

And now on to even more pictures of food! Note the two boiled eggs.

Sam and his mole.

We had a great trip, and the kids weren't even traumatized (though Amelie told me when we got back that when she was a grown-up, she was taking her kids with her everywhere). Plus, we saw Usher at the Atlanta airport on the way home. 

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