-having a huge breakfast at our hotel's buffet
-exercising in the amazing fitness center (multiple treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and stair climbers all with built-in tv's, plus ~10 weight machines)--and yes, my ideal vacation does include exercise
-going to the pool; sometimes we would just hang out, sometimes we would get in to swim or hit a volleyball around
-going to the beach
-maybe watching a bit of tv
-eating whatever delicious food tickled our fancy that day
Everything was deserted, which was really nice in some ways, and not so nice in other ways. We loved having the beach and pool to ourselves, as well as the ruins at Chichen Itza. We did not enjoy having flea market workers hound us to buy their uninteresting products or having an entire restaurant's staff waiting on us--we enjoy anonymity and being left alone.
This trip was a glorious nine days and eight nights of unwinding. Here are a few pics for
This beach was a couple miles south of our hotel.
I guess our only real regret is that our traveling duck didn't have such a great time:
We forgot him at home! We both felt terrible once we realized, but we were already in Mexico. Don't worry, the duck has plenty of advocates and we have been thoroughly reprimanded for this oversight. Everyone is so touchy about it--what's it going to be like when we forget one of our kids at home?