Spent the day at Bacalar Lagoon in Chetumal. We went on a Sunday, and were pleasantly surprised to see the crowds. Four weeks of being in secluded Belize (and three months for the friend I was with) has made us actually happy to see hordes of people. The nice thing about Bacalar was that it wasn’t full of tourists, but happy local families. Everywhere we looked, there were families and friends having fun, buying beers from the restaurants or eating homemade ceviche out of Tupperware containers. There were teenagers diving into the lagoon with their jeans and T-shirts on and kids squealing as they plummeted down the waterslide. All day we thought, wow, it must be so nice to grow up here.