Friday night--- We all went out for a late dinner which surprisingly included karaoke. The laid back and chill atmosphere was very enjoyable!
Saturday, June 21--- This morning started with reflective conversation with all group participants while we enjoyed coffee and breakfast in the hotel's courtyard. We have been challenged on this trip to think about what we are learning and what we are questioning. The exchange of ideas causes us to think on a deeper level & consider how this experience will apply to us professionally and personally.
We set out early for an amazing experience--- swimming in a cenote! (Everyone reading this---put that on your bucket list!!) The rivers and water sources are all underground in the Yucatan. A cenote is a sink hole that I can best explain as a freshwater natural pool in a cave. The water is crystal clear and refreshingly cool & about 16 feet deep. Bats fly overhead in the cave that's complete with stalagmites. One hole in the 'ceiling' lets in a beam of light with the reflection dancing on the ceiling of the cave. Everyone participated in the experience.
We had lunch in Vallodolid and had a final stroll / shopping spree through the town. The best shopping was done in Juan's family's market booths where we purchased hammocks, blouses, and other items made by his relatives.
Today we leave the state of Yucatan and enter Quintana Roo. Today we will meet our family that we will stay with for four nights. We have been told that are experience is about to change. We all are wondering what is ahead.