Gather around and listen to the story we have to tell. Not to long ago we traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula . On that trip we went to a famous Mayan Ruins site.
The site is called Chichén Itzá.
This location is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has also been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Our guide was a descendant of the Mayan’s who lived in this area and he not only spoke English and Spanish but also the language spoken by his ancestors.
The main building at this location is Kukulkan Temple. This building stands 75 feet tall, has 365 steps one step representing each day of the year, and is adorned with the image of Kukulkan, the Mayan feathered snake god. One of the unique things about this temple is that twice a year on the solstice, the sun hits the temple at just the right angle so the shadows on the temple form a snake that winds down the steps.
In addition to this temple, there is another ruin that stands out. The structure is 554 feet long and 231 feet wide. This is considered one of the largest ball courts in the Americas. There are two stone rings high above the ground that were part of an important ritual game. This game was very serious since the losing team’s captain would be sacrificed to the gods.
After spending the day at this ancient site in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula one starts to reflect on the wonders that surround us. We find that the best way to contemplate on these wonders is sit down and enjoy a Margarita. But this too has its challenges as now we need to pick out what kind of tequila to make the Margarita with. You can see that the choices are plentiful.
Nevertheless, once the choice is made it is a simple thing to just sit back and sip our Margaritas while watching the sun set on an adventure filled day.