Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Selvatica

Jack's favorite excursion during our trip to Mexico was to a place called Selvatica. We began our journey by meeting some of the local animals...


Next, we ziplined down 8 runs in the pouring rain, over the tropical rain forest jungles of Mexico...


After that, we made our way over trecherous rope bridges.... (I nearly died several times...at least that's how I felt)...


Next we did a parachute jump (which I do not have any photos of...and they wouldn't be pretty anyway)...

Then on to my favorite part....the Polaris ride. Normally, this ride is done in the dusty desert, but because it had been pouring rain due to Tropical Storm Debby....the jungle was flooded (as was most of Cancun and the outlying areas because they are not built to deal with flooding rains), it was a muddy, splashy, good time!!!




After the ride, we were covered, from head to toe with reddish Mexican mud, so we traveled to a cenote...(A cenote is a deep, natural pit, commonly found in Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone that exposes the groundwater underneath).  Unlike the beautiful natural springs that you see on tv shows like Survivor, this one was not crystal clear. In fact, it was murky and a bit scary. We saw a baby turtle floating by and who knows what else lurked beneath the waters....



 Heather was brave to take the zipline down into these waters. I was too frightened to jump. I just swam around.


Jack did a couple falls and dives into the cenote.

It was a fabulous trip that we will never forget!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Ziplining! We will have to compare notes when we get back from Costa Rica next month! I'm so eager to goooooo!

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