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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Home Sweet Home....

Cancun was a wonderful trip!  It was supposed to thunderstorm the entire time we were there, but we had sunshine....beautiful sunshine!  (until the day we left, but that story is for later....)

We were greeted at the resort with a glass of champagne and a cool towel for our brow.  It was a great indication of how our entire trip would unfold.  This was our private pool, not to be confused with the other seven pools in the resort.  One pool had a swim-up bar with the best bartender I have ever met.  He was a great showman and entertained us all day!


This is hubs and I all ready to go on our complimentary sailing trip.  Our guide knew we were scuba divers, so he took us to see some of the more pristine waters and dive sites, one of which was a shrimping boat lost during last year's huricane. 

This is one of the little tiki huts.  They were everywhere in the resort.  Some had the little loungers, some had hammocks and some had hanging 'beds'.  It was a great place for me to sit and read.  Little resort workers showed up every ten to fifteen minutes offering to bring us drinks or food.  I fell in love with a non-alcoholic drink that was kind of like a smoothie and meant for re-hydration from the sun. On the table is a little beach bag I made for our travelling partners.  Hubs got all of the guys a cigar, and I made the ladies beach bags with their names embroidered on them.  I filled them with a few goodies for the pool and beach.


These little fellas were everywhere.  Took a few pics for Army Son, the animal lover.  They ranged in size from a couple feet to three feet.  Unfortunately, they weren't afraid of us!  :)  One of the ladies with us thought it was a statue and reached down, only to find out otherwise.  After we scraped her off the roof, we tarried on.  In her defense, there were metal sculptures everywhere of animals and people.....


Ahhh....the beach.  The pic says it all.  In the distance, you can see the island of Cancun.  We were actually on Mujeres.  Our resort was Playa de Mujeres.  I would highly recommend it.  EVERYTHING was included....all of our meals, drinks, sailing, and many other activities.  Our room came with a stocked refrigerator, which was re-stocked daily when they cleaned the room.  There were full bottles of alcohol in the cabinet above, which were also stocked daily if you chose to partake.  We did not.  Turn down service every evening included pastries, chocolates and more......


The only 'snags' in our trip happened the last day.  There was a Tropical Depression (one step down from a hurricane).  The streets of Cancun flooded and getting to the airport was an adventure through a not-so-great part of town.  The fuel light started blinking, but our chauffeur wanted no part of stopping for petrol.  Hubs offered to buy the petrol if he would just pull over.  Another one of our people was sitting up front with him and begged him to stop for petrol....but to no avail.  Alas, we ran out of petrol!  We waited for another bus and were still at the airport in plenty of time.  But, no.....US Airways computers were down for four hours, delaying flights.  Our flight to Charlotte was delayed.  We got to Charlotte only in time to wave good-bye to our plane as it left for Columbus.  The next flight to Columbus was fully booked and we were placed on standby.  Hubs, in his oh-so-subtle, Italian-tempered, smooth-talking....oh, you get the picture....we were the ones who got the seats of the other poor people who were late for THEIR flight to Columbus!  So, at 3:30 AM, we arrive safely in our driveway....

It was a beautiful trip with an incredible man.  He did an awesome job making the arrangements.  So, I now have to overlook the fire that was in my eyes as he was having his discussion with the poor fella at the boarding gate.  :)  LOLOLOL

We are home and I am back my blogging friends.  All rested and off to work on my quilting and gardening!  If only I can get rid of the nausea........

1 comment:

Deb said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Welcome home, and home you feel better soon!
Deb