Tuesday, March 11, 2008
To Cozumel and Back
Kelly and I made it back safely from our trip to Cozumel, Mexico, which I learned is in the state of Quintana Roo (we like the name a lot, fun to say). We really enjoyed relaxing, snorkeling, and even renting an old Volkswagen Bug, presumably from the 60's, to tool around the island in for a day. We also ate a lot of very tasty food. Kelly and I both got a little sunburn but for the most part sustained no major pain. I did, however, sustain a barotrauma to my middle ear (my diagnosis, not official) from snorkeling. My right ear has been plugged for almost a week. I might try to see a doctor soon, but I have very little time. One of the highlights of the trip was an appetizer we had a restaurant called Guido's, yes we ate Italian food in Mexico one night. This appetizer was fish carpaccio, very thin slices of raw tuna with a garlic sauce. It made my all time top ten foods list for sure. The rest of the time we ate a lot of fish and vegetarian dishes that were more authentic Mexican cuisine. Cozumel was very touristy especially with the 8 to 10 cruise ships disembarking daily, so I would not want to go back and besides there are plenty of other places in the world to see. I feel rested and recharged after getting a good 8 hours of sleep every night, plus a nap here and there. We love you all!