I never got around to writing about the rest of my cruise to Mexico. It didn’t involve horses, but it was really enjoyable. Unlike my bloggers I’ve seen post about it, I actually enjoy cruising. As I said in my earlier post, I like the forced relaxation. Left to my own devices, I’ll fill every minute of a vacation day with as many activities as possible.
My husband and I spent most of the cruise eating, reading, relaxing, eating some more, and also doing some shore excursions.
At our stop in Puerto Vallarta, we went ziplining at Lose Veranos Canopy Tours. This was a pretty cool activity. We were picked up in town and driven along the coast and out into a canyon. The ziplining was pretty cool because we went back and forth across the canyon multiple times going in and out of the jungle and suspended over the river beneath. There are 14 different zip lines and some of them are pretty long so you end up doing about 2 miles of zip lines.
After ziplining, the company has a restaurant and bar along the river with a sort of mini zoo. I got to hold a really cool snake (that I now forget the type of snake) who curled around my hands and then down my purse strap.
My favorite though, was the little family of Pygmy Marmosets. The baby was so cute and curious.
We didn’t do an excursion in Cabo San Lucas, but we did wander around the main harbor area checking out some shops. My favorite were the mosaic beaded animals. The one store we went into had a bunch of cow skulls that had been beaded and then one horse skull. The owner said it was his horse’s skull. I didn’t ask how his horse came to be dead, but the final result was gorgeous.
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I couldn’t afford a skull, but I did buy this little beaded mule:
Although Mexico isn’t my favorite destination, this was a great cruise and a great way to spend the holidays. I really enjoyed reading, relaxing, spending hours in the spa and hots tubs, and just generally enjoying myself. I hope to do some more adventurous vacations in 2017, but this was a great way to close out 2016.