Thursday, December 18, 2008

We're Back from the Yucatan

And oh, there's so much I want to tell you.

I want to speak of the perfectly-sized waves and the soft white sand, of the spider monkeys who snuggled against us and searched our pockets for peanuts, of half-excavated Mayan ruins made only more beautiful by the jungle's encroachment, of crazy underground caverns filled with fresh water where one can backfloat while looking up at bats and stalactites, of singing geckos and basking iguanas, of living without electricity thirty feet from the water's edge (no lights, no internet, lots of candles, lots of books), of taquerias and Mexican sweet buns and papaya and pina and avocado avocado avocado.

And one day, soon, I will.

But first I must get my house and work in order. I must stock up my larder and purchase some firewood so we're ready for the six inches of snow that is rumored will hit New York tomorrow morning. And then, as a reward, I will allow myself to download the contents of my camera and begin some more in-depth posts about the trip.

In the meantime, Feliz Navidad, and thanks for not getting annoyed with me when I lapse into Spanish.


Suzanne said...

We're in the process of building a fire of our own-- Seattle got six inches of snow today!

taopug said...

Hey, I've done that backfloat in the underground river, too! Welcome home!

Samantha said...

of fabulous...I can't wait to hear all about it. I went to Tulum once and explored ruins in the jungle ans slept on the beach, it was one of the more glorious trips of my life....can't wait to be reminded of it with your photos...