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Mexico: Day 1
Posted February 11, 2007 at 08:12:35 AM by Bean in the Vacation category
As loyal beanblog readers may or may not know, Stef and I will be on vacation in Mexico this week. We are at our hotel now, Aventura Spa Palace in Tulum (just south of Cancun), and it's pretty sweet. It's the first time either of us have been at an all inclusive resort. BUT! getting here was definately not pretty sweet.

Our anticipated schedule was to leave at 5:30Aam catch our 7:10 flight to Dallas, connect to our Cancun flight in Dallas at 9:30, land in Cancun at noon and catch a bus to Tulum so that we could be at the pool by 2, sipping on margarita #1. We were aiming for MT:2pm (Margarita Time 2pm). This did not happen.

Instead, our first flight was delayed by 1 hour due to low tire pressure (wtf?) pushing us to MT:3pm. This caused us to miss our connection in Dallas and have to catch a later flight, making it MT:4pm. When we got to Cancun, we arrived sans luggage, and the time we wasted waiting for it pushed us all the way to MT:4:30pm. For some reason, our names were not on the bus passenger list, so we had to fill out some forms and whatnot. MT:5pm. The bus ride was longer than anticipated, and our driver even got lost (seriously), but we did get to the resort around 5pm. MT was close. We were handed off from desk clerk to another desk clerk, then to a bell boy, our "representative" Tere, and finally another bellboy who finally showed us how to get to our room. Since we didnt have to unpack (no luggage), we headed right back out to the bar and finally, FINALLY got those margaritas at about 6 o'clock in the PM.

Did I mention that no leg of our journey had meal service?

Anyway, we are here now and it's all better. I forgot to bring my camera cable, so no pics until we get back. Stay tuned for day 2.
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celeb (February 11, 2007 at 03:22:37 PM):
I pretty much count on no part of any flight I take to have meal service anymore.
bean (February 11, 2007 at 05:07:09 PM):
yeah, I guess it was just a series of short flights and bus rides. But the air sluts at AA had the nerve to serve the 1st class passys a niced meal, followed by cookies and milk (which, by the way, most of them declined, and were trached reather than put into my tummy - wtf?).
bean (February 11, 2007 at 05:13:30 PM):
ps - our luggage did finally make it here at about 10pm saturday. we tipped the guy that actually brought us our luggeage $2 USD which about a million pesos.
jctmh (February 12, 2007 at 05:07:51 PM):
If you're on any US carier, you're most likely not getting food unless you cross an ocean. I flew Midway to San Diego on Southwest and got a bag of peanuts.

I don't feel sorry for you since there are multitudes of eateries at DFW.
bean (February 13, 2007 at 08:52:02 PM):
We were only at DFW long enough to get from one flight to the connection. no time for love doctor jones!
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