As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs a good friend from Vancouver came to visit us for 10 days. We had decided that 7 days was not nearly enough time and that 10 days, if she could manage it, would barely give us enough time to see some sights and get some quality girlfriend-time in before it would be time for her to leave again.She arrived on May 14th at 6:30 pm hot and tired from a long day of travelling but ready for whatever we had in store for her. She was worried about the weather as the forecast for 10 days was stormy, rainy and generally grim but we decided then and there that we wouldn’t let the weather get us down and that we would enjoy ourselves no matter what! When I asked her what she would like to do over the next 10 days she told me simply “You decide, I trust you, I have to make decisions everyday at my workplace and I don’t want to make any here. I am on vacation.I will let you know if there is something that I don’t want to do” So based on that conversation I started making plans…..
After we dropped her bags off at my place and had had a Jack & Ginger (thank you Wendy for bringing Jack AND Crown Royal) we went for dinner at Pericos. A very touristy dinner spot on Yaxchilan, a little overpriced but they have waiters that sing and dance and drag you onto the dance floor while they pour tequila slammers down your throat while the band plays “Tequila!” A great way to start off a vacation me thinks! 🙂 We had an early night as Saturday was the only day that forecast a possibility of sun and Wendy wanted a tan and to hit the beach.
We got up early picked up some octopus and conch ceviche from El Timon de Cancun on Uxmal and cut up some fresh fruit, filled some water bottles and packed our cooler and set off for Puerto Morelos for a day at the beach.The sky was clear, there was a refreshing breeze and the water was warm. We returned with sun-kissed skin ready for the evening. We headed out for tapas and wine at El Rincon de Vinos in Parque de las Palapas with some of my friends and then headed to Dubai Terraza where we danced until they closed and then we went to Red until the sun came up and then it was home where we collapsed into our beds. Later that day (Sunday) we awoke to rain (thank goodness) and ordered pizza had a dip in my pool and watched movies. Wendy had been in Cancun 48 hours..we still had 8 days to go….would we survive?