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Cenote Choo-Ha

Advantages of off-season, weekday adventures: you get a Cenote all to yourself. We were the only ones at Cenote Choo-Ha. So we weren’t embarrassed by the girls screaming about fish nibbling their toes, and the sound reverberating around inside the cave. 😆
The contrast of heat and heights was interesting. We went from dripping sweat on the top of the tallest ruins in the Yucatan, to deep breaths of surprise at the coldness of the water, 3-4 stories underground. It wasn’t that cold, especially compared to rivers and lakes in ID. But contrasted with the heat of hiking around Cobá and up it’s pyramid, it was somewhat shocking to the kids. – Tevya

Zona Arqueologica De Cobá, Quintana Roo.

Today was an adventure day, and we visited Coba Ruins and a cenote. It was one of those days that was alllll the things: constant dripping sweat and cool things all around, whining and giggles, wonder & awe. Then we got to the cenote and stepped down the spiral staircase to dark and chilly water, whining and giggles, wonder and awe. The drive out there we were scratching our heads wondering what the heck we were doing (compliments of the back seat), the ride home we were all patting ourselves on the back for having a great day together. Beyond the cultural things, we are learning so much about ourselves and our family down here. -Jill

La Cabaña

Think I found my new favorite place to eat. When a back-road taco kitchen is full of locals & sun-worn expats at 2 in the afternoon, you know it’s gotta be good.
Must be a family business. Abuelo sat 4ft away shredding chicken with his bare hands the whole time I ate. #tacos 🌮🇲🇽 I’ve been MIA lately, super busy catching up on work after a lot of playing all summer. Didn’t help that I thought of and launched a new project in the last few weeks as well. I’m almost caught back up! -Tevya

Before starting swim lessons, this little girl was freaked out to put her face in the water. Two lessons in with @swimwithsuz , and she’s gliding face down! She’s doing great!

We had fun at a street fair the other night for Dia de la Indepencia 🇲🇽 tacos, games, friends, humid heat, and loud music 😀

The kids were pretty excited to show off the coconuts they found at Spanish immersion school today 🥥 Elle is excited to shave off the top and drink the milk inside!

Finally made it over to iconic Parke Fundadores, or Founders Park. We went after dinner, and there were performers doing dances. We went down to the beach right behind this statue and cooled off our feet in the waves. It was a good night out 🌓

We’re settling in and loving the neighborhood we chose. This fun playground is right outside our backdoor, just down the path from the pool. #playadelcarmen #vivalamexico

We planned everything out so it would be a soft landing here in Playa del Carmen. But I suppose that is why they call it adventure. Our Airbnb ended up being a lemon, so we got a couple nights at a hotel to sort things out (pictured) and now have a new Airbnb for a week while we figure out a 6 month house rental to settle in to. This is not how I pictured the first week, it’s been full of stress and tears and doubt and sickness and rain. Sometimes I wonder if this was the right choice to bring these kids here, and other times they amaze me with their optimism and faith. ☀️