Many nice people have asked how was my trip to Cancun. If I can be cliche in a word it was memorable. We drove off with our minivan taxi driver at 5ish AM on Saturday morning, it was cold for sandals. I wore them anyway, the minute we were out the door I was on vacation.
When I travel, as I do about quarterly thanks to my super awesome part time job livng the life of a jet setting Tastefully Simple Lady, I like a few things to go a certain way. Just think of me as a female version of Ryan Bingham in Up In The Air, without 97% of the issues. I had my pre-boarding Egg McMuffin and Venti Starbucks (black). Can I just say, this is the perfect traveling breakfast, as long as you are not adverse to using the plane's bathroom. (Venti is a lot of coffee). I like to sit in the back-ish of the plane and must have an aisle seat. Ah aisle seats how I love aisle seats. "Up in the Air" was the movie for the flight, a movie that takes place in airports and on American Airlines-the same airline we were flying.
Have you ever been to Cancun? I really don't like wintertime and I am the one who says bring on the heat, I can handle the humidity. righhhhttt. Let me put it this way, people who live in Cancun like to travel to Florida to experience the dry heat. When they visit Chicago in August and we are enjoying 90% humidity, they bring a coat so they won't be chilly. Walking from the plane to the baggage claim my hair went from straight-ish with some wave to boing! Frizzy city. The plus was I didn't spend any of my vacation on hair styling.
Tom walked into the resort and looked around and his mouth dropped opened. He was impressed. The resort is all tile and marble and has beautiful stainglass ceilings. It reminded me of a Las Vegas Hotel big, sensory overload, and you have no reason to leave the place except to catch your plane home. When we arrived at the resort there was really really long lines for check in, which was bad because I was starving, and good because they had a cocktail bar and snacks next to the check in line. Because I am almost 40 and wise in the ways of drinking alchohol, I grabbed a margarita, and no snacks. I told Tom, I didn't want to waste my hunger on chips and salsa.
Once we got to our room we checked out the minibar, which was included in the all-inclusiveness of the place so we opened the wine in our room, toasted to the view, took a picture of the liquor dispensers, checked out the robes and I made Tom get in the hammock for a picture. The courtyard our room overlooked had a bit of an ocean view, lots of palm trees and birds were singing. I remarked to Tom that the birds reminded me of our honeymoon in Hawaii.