Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Our family (mom, dad, 2 teens and a 7 year old) fell in love with Progreso and the Yucatan. We were so sad to only have 7 hours. We arranged a guided tour with William Lawson's driving service. We chose to visit 2 Cenotes for our trip with him. We drove through several beautiful villages during our 90 minute drive to the cenotes. The time flew by as we zipped by picturesque towns that looked like they were built for a movie set of Mexico. Along the drive we saw colorful thatched roof round houses, adorable schoolchildren in starched white uniforms waving at us, a grandmother strolling through town with a basket of flour balanced on her head, a flock of flamingos flying over our car as if they were trained, and a pyramid that was so close we could almost touch it out of the car window. In order to reach the cenotes, we were transported by horses and carts down tracks. The cenotes were truly magical. My kids loved swimming and jumping in the bluest crystal clear water you can imagine while surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. We were never once nervous or felt unsafe at all. Our guide was a walking Yucatan history book and great with kids to boot. It was a perfect day.
Posted by William Lawson at 10:32 AM