The Roving Richards

A family on the move

El Rey

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Ah yes, our 13th anniversary! How better to celebrate than to try to find a place to ship our ceramics home? We went first to Fed Ex, where it would cost about $100.00 plus they had no boxes. Then we found DHL and they could box it and it would cost $60.00 but I was missing the detailed receipt that I would need for customs, so it looked like I was carrying them on. We went to Office Depot and got bubble wrap and shipping tape, and done with that errand over an hour later, we took a trip to the mall in Cancun. Unfortunately, the mall was outside and it was hotter than heck so this wasn’t all that. We did see lots of fish in the little lagoon that ran through the mall, though. We had lunch at Johnny Rockets (I know, I know, but Cancun is like that), and then went to visit the Mayan ruins at El Rey. This place is known as much for its large iguanas as it is for theruins, but I actually liked the ruins. It’s a very small site, and the scale makes it more possible to imagine people actually living there than someplace like Chichen Itza. After taking lots of pictures and having a contest between the girls to see which one of them could find the “beefiest” iguana (Charlotte won) we went back to the pool to cool off. That night we went to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Not exactly where I would have chosen to spend my anniversary but we knew the kidswould like it, and they did, with all of the “animals” around as well as aquariums. They even had a deal where the kids got a meal and t-shirt for something like $15.00. We walked around a little bit after dinner but Cancun is really set up for young adults not families, so we took a taxi back to our hotel and went to bed.

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