But since we celebrated in such a spectacular fashion, we decided to go to a local hotel yesterday so we could go swimming and have an actual air conditioner. It was awesome. Here's some pictures. If you sit through them, I'll tell you a story about how we were amazingly brave....well, sorta.
The view of the pool from our room. Yes, that's the beach in the background. It was so nice to have the window open and listen to the waves crashing on the shore.
The pool area.
Some pretty flowers on the property.
Zach walking on the beach this morning.
You skipped the pictures and went right to this part, didn't you?
So here is how we were (sorta) brave. The hotel we stayed at was right on the beach in the Zona Viva- the party district which is generally dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that the hotel has armed guards patrolling their section of the beach 24/7. It's not usually a good idea to go down there. But down there we went, and first thing this morning we went out on the beach before anybody else was up. Well, the armed guard was there, so I guess we weren't technically all alone. But that's not the brave part. We....went in the water. GASP! I know, we will probably end up with horrible parasites now.
Sigh, ok, Zach just told me I'm exaggerating a bit. We did go in the water, but we only walked in it, so I doubt we will actually get sick. Plus we were upcurrent (is that even a word?) from where the nasty black water hits the ocean, so I'm sure it was fine. We'll let you know if it turns out otherwise.
Actually, you probably don't want to know that.