After 7 years of waiting the day finally arrived yesterday…. and what a fantastic surprise for me. They said on numerous occasion that they would come and visit but then I started to think it would never happen. I so much wanted them to see my place, my oasis in the jungle,my creation ,the area in which I live, the local culture, fauna,flora and of course the wonderful maya ruins.
My son and his family were able to manage a one night stopover, driving all the way from their Cancun, all inclusive, hotel . Their holiday from Canada was short , only one week,but Andrew was determined to come and see me. They hired a car and arrived yesterday around 1.30pm, a little exhausted with the drive,the uncertainty of how to arrive here and driving in a foreign country takes its toll.
It has been nearly two years since I saw them last as I was unable to make the trip back to Canada last year due to expansion of buildings etc.
They walked around the property, wide eyed taking all in with disbelieve that I had created all that there is and what more to come.
They settled in for a couple of hours as we played catchup a little, then off to the Chocolate museum towards the end of the day when the sun was not so hot!
Of course the monkeys where a hit as was the tasting of the chocolate. Kim, my daughter in law said ,”this is the best part of all our holidays”
For dinner they all tried the Plato Yucatecan, a mixture of traditional foods of the Yucatan , on one plate then decided to have a second, which we all shared.
As well as Conner and Emily trying out the hammocks in the room I think Andrew and Kim had a try too!
We did a quick trip to the centre of Santa Elena as I had to buy products for the kitchen but they got to meet quite a few of the store owners and to experience a short time in the small village.
They rose early for breakfast and I had arranged my day so we could all go to Uxmal for a couple of hours before they headed back to Cancun ready for their flight back to Canada tomorrow. The photo below I took to show the comparison between us humans and the magnificent Uxmal pyramid
The staff treated them like family and I was pleased that the staff had a chance to meet my family.
I have a feeling I may not have to wait another 7 years for a return visit.