Day 10 was the day that wasn’t supposed to be, we were supposed to be home on day 9. The weather intervened, and we were stranded in Montreal.
Extra day 1
decent continental breakfast
hung out at hotel, played games
info about flight rescheduled to 3:30 p.m.
checked out around 12:15, got taxi voucher to airport
Since we didn’t get to bed until 1:00 a.m., it wasn’t surprising we weren’t too quick off the mark the next morning. But the hotel stopped their continental breakfast at 9:30, so A & J headed down just before 9, and I joined around 9:15. Short commute, about 20 steps. And it was pretty dang good. The room had been $180 the night before, and given the circumstances and the proximity to the airport (18 minutes away), that was a pretty good deal. Add in all three of us had breakfast the next morning, and the deal was looking better. » Read the rest
Day 9 was our departure day, with a flight scheduled to leave Cancun airport at 2:15 p.m.
Breakfast at Laguna
Photos by pools, beach, around resort, hotel room, returned towels
Took luggage to lobby, changed bills
Shuttle to airport with family from Montreal
We had set up our shuttle run earlier in the trip with the BD Travel people, and we were set for 10:30. So once we finished packing in the morning, we grabbed some breakfast and then started snapping some final shots as we did a last walk around the resort. We had to return our towels and get our “towel cards” back, so we headed down towards the big pool and beach, snapping away as we went. Many of the places we had been during the week were ones we hadn’t snapped pics of since we didn’t take our camera or phones when going to the pool or dinner. » Read the rest
Day 8 was our last full day in Mexico, and we had scheduled our last “packaged” outing for the day — a trip to Tulum (Mayan ruins), a visit to an estuary, and a visit to a cenote with underwater caves.
Tulum – took the shuttle bus
hot walk to entrance – J & P skipped tour and looked at ocean
tour described history, what it used to look like, etc. – VERY HOT – looked from cliffs near lighthouse, walked back to parking lot, no time for shopping, rushed, changed swimsuits, pay toilets, heat was brutal
We took the shuttle to Tulum, and while the ruins were impressive, it was INCREDIBLY HOT. I honestly can’t remember the last time I experienced that kind of heat. Jacob was wilting on the way IN to the ruins, so he and I quickly bailed on keeping up with the tour and wandered around on our own. » Read the rest
Sunday was Day 7 of our trip, and with the next day going to be our last big day and with a packaged excursion scheduled, this was our last day to hang out at the resort.
Laguna for breakfast
Eco tour – toxic tree, mangrove seed pod, family from Nepean, cave with coral, spider monkeys, rained a bit before and during tour – hot (*A)
The resort offers free walking tours for the “eco” portion, one of the scheduled activities that actually looked interesting. We passed on the scuba demos, bicycling, swimming in the cenote as part of a large group, traveling a jade river that looked like a near swamp (shudder, I was *not* going in that creek, maybe not even in a wet suit!), etc. But the eco walking tour sounded okay, even though I thought we had seen most of the resort already and walked the same paths. » Read the rest
After the previous day’s long series of packaged events, we wanted a bit of a quiet day for day 6 of our trip. I was relieved to find out that my screaming knees from the day before, which often make their presence felt for 2 or 3 days, were not in attendance and I didn’t need my knee support for the rest of the trip.
Laguna for breakfast
Went to beach – walked in big waves (J,A), wave spanking !! 🙂
A&J sat in waves, J played in waves – bee sting 🙁
One of the nice things about the Eco resort was that occasionally, just walking along, you’d see raccoons, coati (kind of like a raccoon with a long monkey-like tail), spider monkeys, or in this case, peacocks.
We changed for the beach and went for a walk on the shore. Pretty big waves, and we got spanked a few times walking around in water up to our butts. » Read the rest