So, since posting pics I should maybe just tell you a bit about our trip. We had to be at our airport at 3am...sounds bad but really it wasn't. Likely because we were so excited to be going and couldn't actually believe we were!. We boarded the plane and flew out of Toronto at 6:15am on Saturday September 13th. We arrived in Cancun, Mexico at 9:40am (our time) so I quickly switched my watch to Mexico time...which was 10:40am. Once we cleared customs grabbed our bags and boarded the bus...we were very very hot! It was a 45 minute drive to our resort from the airport. We checked in, got our rooms , changed and headed to the beach! We were enjoying the beautiful views by 1pm that day. It was amazing and so relaxing. Something both Sean and I have needed for a long long time.
There was a great breeze coming off the water, it felt great but was tough on my hair, so my girlfriend and I found a guy to braid our hair for us quickly. Hard to believe but it only took him an hour to do each of us. We both have long hair...so that was cool. Neither of us wanted to sit there for a really long time :)
We left the beach and went for a swim in the pool...which felt like bath water...omg, it was so nice. It was almost dinner time, so we went to change and hit one of the buffets for a nice easy meal. The food selection was awesome!!!
We pretty much spent the next few days relaxing by the pool, having a few interesting drinks LOL and enjoying the great food. Sean and I needed a break from 'everyday life' so our goal was not to be off on excursions every day, besides they can get quite expensive.
Monday we had reservations at the Italian restaurant, Tuesday was Japenese and Wednesday was International. They were all pretty good...it's good to try new things, even if you don't like them LOL
Thursday we rented a cab and went into town 'Playa Del Carmen' for the day. Man, it almost felt hotter there then at the resort!! Sean and I wanted to get the kids a couple souvenirs so this was the spot. We enjoyed a few beers on the beach ($2.00 each! ) and at the local 'hot spot' Senore Frogs ($5.00 each for beer there) It was so hot, we stopped at a store , bought a 6 pack of Coors Light and walked up the street drinking it (yes, this is allowed LOL ) while looking at the sites.
We stayed a few hours, then rented a cab to take us back to the resort. Both cab drivers were very funny, and had us all laughing hysterically. They drive so close to other vehicles and people...it's a little freaky!
When we got back to the resort, we headed to the pool to start a celebration for Dayle's 40th birthday. We didn't really want to celebrate on Friday (her actual birthday) because we were leaving the next morning, and no one wanted to get on a plane hungover LOL
The bartenders were quite willing to continue to make us tequila shooters of all different flavours. We even made friends with a couple from Spain. They didn't speak english and we didn't speak very much spanish, but we seem to understand each other quite well...as we sat at the pool bar for quite some time.
I decided we had better go for dinner to get something to eat. By this time, we were all feeling pretty good LOL so off we went. By the time we were done eating and heading back toward the rooms, it was time for a sleep...but we had so much fun and there was a lot of giggling and laughing happening.
Friday Sean and I felt great but Dayle and Kevin were a little ...ummm...hungover so they were not indulging in the 'free drinks' aspect of the holiday. We wanted to go para-sailing today, so around noon we headed down to the beach, paid $55.00 each to go up for aprox 20 minutes and had the most fabulous time ever! Sean is not a big fan of heights and even he loved it. It was amazing to see the views of the resort and the beach and sea from that high up. We are so glad we did it. We spent the rest of the day at the pool...relaxing and swimming.
We had to check out of our rooms on Saturday the 20th at 5am..but that was ok...it was time to come home. Both Sean and I had to stop talking about our kids, tears were forming in our eyes~
We arrived back in Toronto at about 2:30 or so...then headed home.
We dropped Kevin and Dayle off at home, then headed to pick Reece up at Mom's. Mom made enough dinner for us too, so we stayed. Go figure...she had fahita's LOL
We had the best time we've had in a long time. This year has been trying to say the least...so this was needed greatly. Sean and I have never been away together in the 14 years we've been together....and we are definetly planning the next one already!!!!!