Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Carnaval in Cozumel, Mexico

Marcos is just one big ball of FUN!! oooh how I love that man!!  Yesterday started out as a relaxing day in the sun....hanging out on the beach and then off to designing our Carnaval costumes.  In Cadiz, Spain it's a HUGE event, where everyone dresses up in great costumes, kind of like Halloween in the states, but with big parades!!  So, in the spirit of Cadiz, Marcos and I went to the fabric/hobby store, and used what resources we had to make our costumes.  We decided to go as a Devil and an Angel... or Good and Bad conscious!! :)  Marcos did the face painting and arm paintings.  He's very crafty!
Here is the outcome!
Evil versus Good 
 Attack on the Angel
God's on my side though so I struck back and WON!
 Match made in Heaven or Hell? hmmm......

Walking from our house, down 5th avenue to the ferry terminal we were stopped mulitiple times for pictures.  We felt somewhat out of place and were really hoping that once we got to Cozumel more people would be dressed up.  45 minutes later on a very queasy ferry ride, we arrived to find masses of people, but no one quite dressed up like us!!  The parade started and we had a blast!!  10 plus people stopped us for pictures, and 20 plus stopped us to compliment us.  We were even stopped by the local television station to be on their TV!  During the parade I looked down the street and saw a building with huge flames coming out the windows.  "Marcos, look at the building, do you think that is part of the parade or the show?!?"  "I don't know, weird?  I can't tell.  Is it a banner on fire?"  Sure enough, the parade was delayed because Senor Frogs store was on fire and the fire trucks had to get on the street to put out the blaze!  Craziness!   The parade continued was at least an hour long if not more.  Here are some of my favorites:
Fire works were going off as the parade was in way.
It was like Vegas but better... so much visual stimulation!
Senor Frogs a little roasted.  Upstairs was worse.
After the parade, we went and danced in the center. 
They had a huge stage with performers dancing. 
(Sexy fire fighters, it was more for men as the ladies looked like strippers...!)
These ladies loved us..... and they were the only adults I saw really dressed up
that weren't in the parade, so we got photos with them!
We had to catch the ferry back at 11pm...  Unfornately Sarah and Ashely couldn't come because Valerie came into town and was arriving too late to catch the ferry with us.  It's so nice having her.  Tomorrow we are going to Chichen Itza for the day.  So definitely tune in for some more pictures.  Did you know that Chichen Itza is one of the 7 wonders of the world?

Love and Miss you all!  Hope you enjoyed the pictures!


Michelle M said...

You make a beautiful angel! I love the arm/face paint and your hair looks amazing!!!!

Miss you.. XoxO

Alisa and Jared said...

WOW! Amazing costumes!! So cool! I'm sure you guys were a huge hit!

That's crazy about the fire. Hmm...and now I'm going to have to go look up Chichen Itza...not familiar with that! :-)

Valerie Jensen? Or a different Valerie?