Sunday, April 18, 2010


I must be getting my mind into Isla trip mode. I had the worst nightmare that woke me up at 4:30 a.m. I was on the Gran Puerto ferry on my way over to Isla. I saw a couple of friends, waved and talked to them on the ride. Once we arrived, I dug my passport and forms out of my purse. Immigration was on the docks. I schlepped all my bags from the boat to the line, but suddenly discovered I'd dropped my passport in the process. I quickly ran back, tracing my steps from the ferry. The boat was long gone, but there was a little lost and found office. The attendants there laughed and told me I'd never find my lost passport because it had probably already been sold.

I woke up in a dead panic knowing I'd traveled all that way and was now headed back because I'd been turned away at immigration. In my waking moments, I suddenly realized if you've made it to the island -- you're homefree! Immigration's at the airport? Huge sigh of relief!

And on that note, I always like hearing this song. Something catchy about it! I think it's the words Isla Mujeres?

And speaking of Isla trip mode, I'm still hunting for a decent fare for Craig. Airfares to Cancun are the worst I've ever seen them from Phoenix. In the $600 and up range, with most in the $800's!!! I've seen some fare sales that extend through June, but nothing in the July/August time range. I'm hoping something will happen in May. I'm waiting at this point, because frankly, I don't see how they could get any worse. They're the kind of prices I've seen when I've looked for Christmas holiday fares. (And that's why we've never been at Christmas!) Since we've lived in Phoenix, I've paid anywhere from $250 to $350 for roundtrip tickets to Cancun. What the heck!


Jamqueen said...

Those dreams are awful! I've had a few with similar scenarios--esp. before we went to Alaska!
Plane fares from around here are the pits, too! I've been checking for Jan. ( we bought our tickets in early April last year)--it's about $300 more than last year! I will be trying at all times of the day to see if they change. Good luck!

Vee said...

Wow, Beck, that's so weird. I have a recurring dream that I'm in Isla and realize I've forgotten my passport. I've had at least a dozen versions of this dream over the past year or so. Don't know how I get to Isla without a PP, but I'm there and realize I can't go home!

Life's a Beach! said...

Vee, I think losing the passport and not being able to go home might not be as disturbing to me! HA!

Ann, I'm hoping they'll have airfare sales in May for July? I don't think the fares can get much worse.