Cancun vacation, day 6

A sad day was upon us: time to go home.

After room service breakfast on the balcony (of which I didn’t take a photo, but it was much the same as on day 2), we checked out and caught a shuttle to the airport.

There we had Margaritaville for lunch (not super Mexican, but the best available option):

They had some interesting decorations:

After a stopover in Houston, where we were able to complete our Global Entry applications, we caught the connecting flight to Portland, which we had upgraded to first class:

Though I was stuck with a coach meal (oh the humanity!):

Sighting Portland:

Now we’re home.

It’s been a most enjoyable week, and we’ll certainly look forward to future trips to various places in Mexico.

Cancun vacation, day 5

Today was pretty much the opposite of yesterday: just lounging by a pool, instead of a long excursion.

We had a buffet breakfast, and I enjoyed the fresh-from-the-comb honey:

We then spent the day lounging by the pool, facing the beach:

An iguana visited us:

And a number of birds:

One of several cocktails:

A gazebo over the water:

Dinner at an open air restaurant:

We reluctantly head home tomorrow. It’s rare to not be ready to go home after several days away, but that’s how we feel now.

Cancun vacation: day 2

Today was the first full day in Cancun, where we started to unwind.

We started the day with room service breakfast on the balcony, overlooking a pool and the Caribbean sea:

Some pelicans flying over:

After sitting by the pool (and having a brief dip), Jenn went for some spa treatments, while I stayed by the pool for a while, then wandered along the beach.

Here are some old buildings next to the resort:

A cabana over the water, and pelicans on a rock:


More birds:

The paths are lined with many varieties of hibiscus:

This evening, we had a special romantic dinner on the beach:


Our building:

Some lighted figures lining a path:

Cancun vacation: a long travel day

This morning we woke up at 1:30 AM to get to the airport, to fly from Portland to Cancun, via Houston, for a vacation.

We did splurge on flight upgrades, which made them much more pleasant. We got first-class upgrades for the Portland to Houston leg, which included a tasty breakfast (and of course much more comfortable seats):

Plus business class for the Houston to Cancun leg, which included nice lunches:

One of the first views of Mexico:

After almost two hours waiting in the immigration line in Cancun, and half an hour waiting for the hotel transport, we arrived at the resort. (Note to self: Don’t travel on Easter Sunday.)

Our room had some nice celebrations of our anniversary:

The view from the deck:

The resort is all-inclusive, with several restaurants. Appropriately, we opted for Mexican cuisine for dinner:

Tomorrow we’ll explore the resort, do a bit of swimming, and general relaxing.