Well, everything was fine, and all that worry about not having friends was just plain silly.
Come in, I'll show you...
♥During the yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico, we had an opportunity to take a tour of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Preserve. It was such a great day in so many ways!!! On our way to the biosphere, we stopped at a cenote for a little swimming and a snack of chips and homemade guacamole made by our tour guide's helper.
We enjoyed a snack provided by our tour guide whose driver, Armando, made the best guacamole I've ever tasted. And maybe it was the best because I enjoyed it at a picnic table under a cool canopy in the jungle next to a Mayan cenote with sweet new friends.
Oooooh, the avocados were SO delicious down in Mexico. Armando's guacamole was chunky with small cubes of avocados (instead of mashed like we do in the states), fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, finely diced tomatoes and fresh lime juice. Mmmmm - my mouth just watered!
Anyway! After enjoying our snack, we headed out to see Mayan ruins.
Ok, so remember how I was worried that I wouldn't have any friends on this trip? One morning I went over to the restaurant to get a cup of coffee and I struck up a conversation with a couple from Atlanta, Georgia. They were there on vacation, and as it turned out Mindy is a yoga teacher too. As the week wore on we ran into each other here and there, had more fun conversations and just really enjoyed each other's company.
I was having breakfast with my group on the morning that Mindy and her husband were leaving, and they came to find me in the restaurant so they could say goodbye. We shared some hugs and promises to keep in touch.
As I sat back down in front of my breakfast my teacher asked, "Who was that?" and I told him. He smiled as he recalled my worry at the beginning of the week and mused, "Not only have you made strong friendships within our group, you also managed to make friends outside of our group?!"
Lesson duly noted.
I'll have more photos of our day in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Preserve in my next post.
More fun with my new friends...