It wasn’t until we were about 10 minutes away from jumping in the water that I started freaking out. I knew I would be nervous but coming up to these HUGE whale sharks was something else. I wore a life vest and had the tour guide hold my hand for the first few minutes in the water and then just like that… I wasn’t afraid anymore. Once I saw that the whale sharks were pretty chill and that I could breathe (I was having some weird panic attack about my snorkel gear being broken;) I was totally fine and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done by far.
We went with Ocean Tours out of the Maya Riviera. Andrew did his research with all of the different reviews of different tours and this one was amazing. We left at about 8:30, they fed us breakfast and then we jumped on the boat for about an hour and went out 18 miles to the whale sharks.
As you can tell… I had no idea there would be so many of them and that we would be so close to them. When we jumped in there was one of them just a few feet away from us. It was crazy.
We had a great group of people on our boat. One couple was there for their wedding and this activity was everyone’s favorite thing that they did while in Mexico.
Turns out taking a selfie with a whale shark is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Andrew is better at it.
CAN YOU BELIEVE how big those are?!? Andrew loved swimming underneath them. I did not dare to.. I was happy just swimming right next to them.
I loved staring at their gills and would get so wrapped up in following one around and studying it and then all of the sudden I would turn around and there would be another one right next to me. I would say we saw at least 20 over the course of the day.
And just a few more pics of us swimming with our buddies.
Afterwards… that was a lot of swimming.
After that we went to Isla Mujeres and they gave us shrimp ceviche and guac. If you are ever in the area, you need to go and try this.
Oh and the pineapple before we left was out of this world good. That is all.
Okay, let’s talk about yesterday morning. Andrew and I went out for our long run after a week of forgetting about running, sleeping in, eating every piece of food we came across and so yesterday’s run was tough. It made for some good motivation to get us back into the swing of life again and training.
Then we went to pick up our kiddos when they woke up. It felt SO so good to be all together again. It had been way too long.
We got a lot of errands done and at one point in Costco I saw this scene and it melted my heart. They are pretty happy to be back together again.
Andrew made a ridiculously good salad last night. It was out of this world… fresh corn, carrots, baked beans, onions, grilled chicken, bbq sauce and ranch.
PS a few people asked for a better picture of our Oreo chocolate bar.. here it is! If you ever come near one, please purchase it.
PPS WINNER of the LG SideKick giveaway——> CATHERINE KNOLL!!! Congrats girl and email me asap:)
How are you spending your Sunday?
Have any fears? Done anything that you were really afraid of going into?
Favorite chocolate bar that you have ever tried?