Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hola! Greetings from Paradise!

We both really didn't know what to expect on this trip, so we really didn't have any expectations other than to have a lot of fun! So, as of day 2 of the trip, our expectations have been exceeded! 
 
First of all, I know everyone was very worried about my condition during the plane ride over... 
But I did SO GOOD! Mom, you would be very proud!
I wasn't scared once! (okay, maybe when we started to descend, but that is a major improvement!)...
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Kayla and Nathan, thanks so much for the bag of things for the trip! They are greatly appreciated!...
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SKYLINK??? I guess we aren't up to date on the world and its new inventions! This was soooo fun! Kinda like a roller coaster ride!  
Here we are riding the Skylink in Dallas to another terminal...
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We finally got to Cancun, and we finally got to see the BLUE water! It is sooo pretty and just like the pictures from all the postcards and calendars!
Here is the view from our balcony, and here is the view of our resort...

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The food here is a lot better than what we expected. There is a lot of choices! There are 5 different restaurants at the resort and one snack bar. Since everything is inclusive, we get to eat whatever we want, however much we want, and whenever we want...which we have discovered is a bittersweet thing that we have definitely been taking advantage of. So far, our favorite place to eat is a restaurant called Margaritas...
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Today, we did two cool things...

1.  A couple's massage...

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2.  And, some tattoos...
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This vacation has also been very educational! 
 All of the employees here are very hard working, nice people! They are always quick to help! Did you know that the minimum wage in Mexico is only $4 a day? So, even though this trip is all inclusive, tipping is kind of an unspoken thing that is done. 
We are also learning a bit of Spanish.
We have also learned that it is okay to walk around topless (which a lot of old women choose to do.) I didn't think Brandon was even caring, nor looking. But when I asked, "Whoa, did you see those ones that were pierced?!" he said, "Uh huh..." Haha...so yeah, right...

Well, tomorrow we are going to this park called Xcaret. We will be swimming through natural caves, snorkeling, snubaing, riding water rides, and watching a Mexican show (kinda like our play "Texas")
Now we are heading to go eat some TexMex and then off to Karaoke night at the "Nice Shoes" bar. Adios!

6 comments:

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

Are those real tatoos? I don't think so cuz Brandon's would really hurt and I don't think he would like that. Dad is freakin out right now cuz he just saw the picture! It looks like soo much fun. I am jealous and happy for you at the same time.
Love ya,
Mom
Glad the plane ride was ok; you big baby

Brian & Cathy said...

Brandon, your mom said that the tatoo had better wash off or you're in big trouble! Autumn is having a good time, her favorite things to do are to tease the old dogs, beg for food at the table and check out the fish in the pond. I can't believe you never rode a skylink, we do that here every day in the big city. Well hope you have a good time at the waterpark..keep blogging!

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

I agree with Cathy; if those tatoos don't wash off you are both getting removals for Christmas.

Blog-O-Seaton! said...

All I have to say is Brandon better be eating something without cheese as the main ingredient!! Hope you guys have a fun rest of the week! Its a lot of fun here, your really missing out!

P.S. Nice fake tat's

maxwells said...

brandon michael ward! there is noo way that tatoo is real! i cant even get nathan to get one there! omg..yall look like yall are having waayy to much fun! we are getting ready for a snow storm..yall have fun in swimsuits and sun ya jerks ;). im glad the books kept ya entertained. arent the massages AMAZING! totally worth the $$$? haha yall keep updating..this is fun! love yall and miss yall!:)

Jake and Julia Soler said...

Looks like your having a blast, I forgot you were scared of planes like Jake...lol. Have fun and I don't like the tatoo.

P.S. Jake says nice robe Brandon. Don't be looking at anymore piercings.