Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dave: Saturday Morning

Hope your Saturday is good, ours is good, but unfortunately quickly winding down and I am certainly not ready to go back to the USA. The weather has been interesting again here,  the last couple of nights has be a little on the cool side ( am I becoming too Mexican?).  This morning, it has rained twice and is a bit cool for shorts and a tee shirt. So a little extra this morning! Coffee was very good, hot and strong! Right now the sun is out and temps are climbing quickly. I check the weather earlier and it is predicted to be about 83 here today. I suppose we are getting one of the fronts that has cooled you guys down so much in Alabama. And the wind is strong this morning also, probably contributing to the cool feeling.  Anyway, I will take this over 20/30's anytime!

We have been out of pocket the last couple days. As time is quickly winding down we are trying to wrap up those loose ends and get the last minutes items taken care of, things like laundry, getting the apartment back in order, those kind of things and last meals with several of our friends. We already have our bus tickets back to Cancun and our confirmation at our overnight AirBnB. Wednesday will be an early wakeup as we need to be at the airport by about 630am for our 830am flight. So it is get up, get moving Wednesday morning. The long term weather forecast I was monitoring before we left said it would be cool for our return. So we did not pack a heavy jacket, only a light garment. Kind of wish now I had packed a little heavier garment for our arrival, oh well, it will be what it will be. I will deal with it!

We have been able to do a couple of day trips. We made videos and will share them below. The one from yesterday of Celestun was where we were going to see the flamingos. Unfortunately, it being the first of the season, tours from several places in Mexico were there on their Mega Buses and there was no way we would be able to get a boat out, plus it seems there has been a major price increase since last we took the boat trip out. Well, it was three plus years ago but $62 USD was a bit much for the two of us, so we went into Celestun and had lunch at Nicte-ha (you will see it in the video). I tried to talk on the video but the wind was just too much, so the audio on the video is muted.

The other video is one made by Gene on a short trip we took out to Motul and Telchac pueblo. Both places have that small town feel and are pretty neat places to visit. Motul is the larger of the towns while Telchac is not more that the main street you see, and one paved street either side with a few unpaved roads. Both are charming, peaceful and quiet.

Both of us have found transportation here interesting. Cars are not cheap, gas is about $2.50 per gallon. So you see many motorcycles and unusual bicycle adaptations. The picture below is not uncommon to see.

Okay, on to the videos. Enjoy!

Apparently, I did not save the version with the sound muted. Sorry for all the wind noise!

1 comment:

  1. It is so nice of you to share not only a Blog but also a Vlog of your vacation. It gives those of us who have never been to Merida and the surrounding area a great idea of what the place is like.