Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm Here!

It was a bit of a bumpy ride down to Cancun since Alex was speeding on its way to a hurricane in the Gulf. We arrived late due to the fact that a passenger in Dallas decided he didn't really want to go to Cancun after the bags and passengers were loaded? Immigration was quick, customs was a long line, and I got the red light for the first time in my Mexico travels. I joked with the young guy, and he did a minimal search. Here are some scenes from my day of travel!

Sometimes airline food is damn good! This was a beef fajita salad with creamy cilantro dressing.

And yum! A warm crispy chocolate chip cookie. Of course the punchline is that I flew on an awards First Class ticket.

And folks, if you'll look to your right, you'll see the outer bands of Alex!

Watch out at the Ultramar ticket counter! The woman charged me 150 pesos for one way! And gave me a one way ticket, so it was't a roundtrip misunderstanding. When I called her on it in a nice manner, she sheepishly returned the rest of my change. Times are hard, but come on!

Once on the ferry, the incident at the ticket counter evaporated. I ran into my friend Joaquin who owns the Moto rental by Ricardo's. We rode up top listening to Jorge sing. And Joaquin helped me with my bags at the ferry dock. What a gentleman!

The view from my window as sun set on Playa Norte. After I got to the room, I immediately donned my swimsuit, jumped in the pool, took a swim in the Caribe, and back to the pool! The water was wonderful!

My lovely room at Ixchel. What's not to like! : )

And last of all, dinner at Mocambo. The grilled garlic pescado!


couzin frank said...

And here we worried about you and your eating Gourmet and dipping in the caribe....shish! Have agreat trip. :)

Chrissy y Keith said...

Awe,,,good for you guys. I am green with envy.
You are not missing a thing here. Stil hot (108) and some clouds. Wildfire in Tucson from lightning last night.

Ann said...

Everything looks great--love the sunset photo & the food at Mocambo! Have fun!

Vee said...

So far, so good. Thanks for checking in!

Isla Deb said...

Looks like a great start...have fun!

Nancy said...

Ahhhh...lucky, lucky girl! Have a wonderful trip (and we will too, through you!)

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks everyone!