Here are some members of the little Catholic church in our tiny pueblo San Pedro Nohpat re-enacting the Passion.
The other places that almost everyone in Merida ends up at least once during Spring Break are the beaches. We decided to drive by our normal beach hang-outs to scope out the action.
We knew it was going to be bustling when we saw all the traffic heading out to the beaches!
It was crazy-busy! We saw cars from all over Mexico, Canada and this was a visitor from Belize.
The vendors and rides were getting set up for the second week of Spring Break.
Progreso is also preparing for more boat races next week.
Yucalpeten was not too busy so we stopped to enjoy the ocean breeze and watch a kite surfer. There was also a cruise ship in port. Supposedly, the city of Progreso negotiated to have a cruise ship come in to port almost everyday in exchange they poured a lot of dinero into improving the boardwalk.
There are plenty of little vendors on the side of the roads. You can buy handbags, shoes, swimsuits, floaties for the ocean, food and chilled coconuts where they chop off the top, stick a straw in and you have a coconut juice treat. When you are finished with your juice you can ask them to cut it up for you to eat the coconut meat inside.
OK now remember I told you we were going fishing??... Ahah! look ... my first fish! He was this hilarious little puffer fish. I thought he was going to explode puffing up and holding his breath! I told him I was sorry about the darn hook in the mouth.. then let him go :)
Lastly, boy do we need rain (be careful what you wish for, right, if you remember our rainy seasons here). Our green jungles are so dry. Even our beautiful flamboyenes trees have sparse flowers and very few leaves.
Well all said and done it was a great Good Friday!
Love you all!