|Sam, Betsy and Kris in high school|
My original plan was to drive to Chetumal on Friday, stay overnight, and then drive the rest of the way to Cancun on Saturday. On Thursday, however, I got a call from my sister Shelley. She had been scheduled for her first ever overnight trip to Cancun (she is flight attendant) for Friday. So, I decided to drive all the way up on Friday and stay with Shelley. It was great to see Shelley, even though she got in late at night and had to leave early the next morning.
|View from Shelley's hotel.|
People kept asking me how Cancun compares to Belize. The simple answer is that it doesn't. Some of the resorts in San Pedro are nice, but nothing compares to the luxury of Cancun. The beaches are nicer in Cancun, the ocean is nicer (I like having some waves). The food is better. The shopping is way better (although I didn't buy much).
|Sam and Yiselle (she had just changed after shift)|
We made our way back to the hotel to enjoy the beach and pool before it got dark. Unfortunately, Sam decided to leave his glasses on when he went into the sea. The Caribbean did not like his decision and decided to take them off for him. So, surrounded by beautiful scenery and beautiful women, Sam can't see anything more than three feet in front of his face. He spent the rest of the weekend surreptitiously asking me if a nearby girl was as hot as her blurry figure made him think she was.
We had a fantastic night out on Saturday. We started at Senor Frogs, a restaurant bar, where the food is okay, the drinks are overpriced, but the atmosphere is fantastic. This place is what Margaritaville would like to be, if it weren't a corporate chain worried about of offending customers. They even have a water slide that goes into the lagoon.
|Sam, the Vegas inspired club area|
After dinner, we headed to the club area. We ended up getting free cover to this one club. We hadn't planned to stay too long, but two girls were seated by us and we ended up spending the evening talking to them. As the night wore on, the place filled up pretty quickly. The people watching opportunities were fantastic. The people watching was fantastic and the music was great (over the last two years, I have noticed that I have started to like club music. Not sure if this is due to a change in club music or a change in my tastes).
|Me, Sam (no glasses) and Elyce|
|Obligatory shot of my feet at the pool|
On Sunday, we woke up late, ate some lunch and then spent the afternoon at the beach and pool. I got a bit burnt by the pool. Sam halfheartedly combed the beach for his lost glasses. It was a beautiful and relaxed afternoon. This is why Cancun exists. We ate delicious tacos at a relaxed Mexican restaurant off the main strip. There was a mariachi band. We made it an early night as we were getting up early to drive back to Belize.
I had so much fun in Cancun, that I have decided to celebrate my 30th birthday there next spring. I've invited friends and family from Belize and the US to join me for a long weekend there. Should be fun.