Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Woke up way earlier than we wanted to and received two phone calls from Patrice telling us to get Purell hand sanitizer and face masks to protect us from the swine flu that according to the news had taken over Mexico City and would soon be conquering the entire world. We quickly packed, booked a taxi to take us to the airport and waited for its arrival. As we waited, I thought about the swine flu and how much better Hawaii sounded. By the time the taxi came to pick us up (40 min. late) I was really paranoid about the new epidemic and the cab ride to the airport didn't help. The only thing anyone wanted to talk about on the radio was the wide spread disease that could turn you into a pig while you were sleeping (or something like that) and how flights were being cancelled right and left to Mexico. I told Kiel to call Costco and see if we could change our trip to Hawaii but I already knew it was too late. Instead, we bought $20 bucks worth of Purell and I breathed through my sweatshirt. The flight there was quick and customs was annoying. We got hassled by the timeshare people and decided that we couldn't pass up a free breakfast, parasailing, bottom glass boat ride for two, helicopter ride and $250 bucks to spend on jewelry just for the exchange of sitting in a boring presentation. So we gave the guy $40 bucks and made an appointment to be taken to Cabo San lucas the next morning. Finally, we got to the resort, layed out by the pool and enjoyed the free snacks. Swine flu, was no where to be found.
We woke up early to make our appointment with the timeshare guy but the hotel's bell boy was on to us and wouldn't let us leave without telling him where we were going. So instead of making our appointment we negotiated more free stuff in exchange for not going to their competitor's presentation. We scored a Caribbean and tiki night dinner and we didn't have to sit in a 5 hour presentation. Up early, we decided to go to the breakfast buffet and then hang out by the pool. The resort was all inclusive, and all of our meals were paid for including the mini bar in our room. Our days consisted mostly of eating, sleeping in the sun, eating, swimming, eating some more and then sleeping some more. Basically, our honeymoon was the perfect definition of a relaxing vacation. Tuesday was also the day for our Caribbean night dinner, and since pictures are worth a thousand words, I will just post those ;)
Kiel and I took part in what was now becoming our regular routine and then went to dinner and a show. The resort had a theatre and put on performances regularly. Tonight was re-enactments of dances from famous movies for every decade starting with the 60's. The first re-enactment was "Singing in the Rain," other performances were "Footloose" and "The Mask." The dancers did a really great job and overall the show was good.
We went para sailing and afterwards went on a sunset cruise, where they served dinner and cruised by the famous arches. We took a shuttle back to the resort and in the lobby a painter was painting gorgeous scenes of Mexico with just his finger. We decided to buy one as a keep sake and watched him paint it.
This was Tiki night. They set up dinner right on the beach and had an MC to entertain the audience. When it got dark they had fire dancers put on a show that was really neat to watch but my pics didn't turn out. After which Kiel and I went for a walk on the beach and enjoyed the warm night air.
We decided to stay out of the sun today, and just relax indoors. The theater was putting on another dinner and a show and this time it was a magic show. Kiel got picked out of the audience to participate in one of the magician's tricks. His assistant that was tied up somehow was able to take off Kiel's jacket and put it on herself while her hands were tied behind her back. The knots and rope, stayed intact over the jacket. It was a fun night.
One more bite of the Royal Solaris buffet style breakfast and we would have rather stabbed our eye balls with a fork. We were ready to go home, so ready that we were packed by 11am and our flight didn't leave till 3:30. So to kill time we ran around and took pictures of each other. When we got home, we returned the million voice mails concerning swine flu and reminded everyone that more people die of the regular flu every year and that we were of course safe and sound ;)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
1. The Birthday Girl - Beth Bingham had a birthday and we must write a blog in her honor!
2. The week before - a lot of fun things happened before we tied the knot and we must share!
3. The Wedding - pics, coming soon! (Ps.
4. Honeymoon - We'll tell ya all about it and how we avoided swine flu ;)
5. We're Back - Curious on how the newly weds are getting along in
6. Love Plant - It passed away while we were on our honeymoon *tear!
7. Our Story - Some are curious on how we met, and yada, yada...this will clue everyone in ;)
Melissa hopes to get this all updated with pics, this coming weekend...so hang in there loyal fans...aka Beth and Sunni!