Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cancun...Day 1

Our flight was a red eye that flew to Phoenix to North Carolina and then down to Cancun. We were late arriving to Phoenix so they just put us on another flight that left there and would fly straight to Cancun. That sounded good to us except we would have to spend the night in the freezing cold airport. We half slept on the uncomfortable chairs while the cleaning people vacuumed around us in the middle of the night. By the next morning we were exhausted and dirty feeling but ready to get to Mexico. Needless to say I don't remember much of the flight there because I was drooling all over Justin's shoulder while unconscious.

I think this was taken right before we conked out.

Once through all of the endless lines at the airport we waited and waited for our luggage. After all the bags were claimed we realized that ours were not coming. A little panicky at this point we find out through customer service that ours bags are in North Carolina and won't join us until the next afternoon. I wasn't a happy camper, but I guess it could have been worse. However at the moment I didn't see it that way because with the combination of hardly any sleep and just wanting to get to our hotel with no more delays I started crying and complaining. I can be a little dramatic sometimes. Justin told me that if I was going to complain about this our whole vacation he was going to leave me at the airport. He was half joking.

Once we pulled up to our hotel Brittany and Bill were already waiting for us. I hugged Brittany like I hadn't seen her in years and told her all about our luggage hoping she would give me some sympathy....she did not fail...that's what friends are for. She was on my side and wondered how life could go on:)

After we took our little belongings up to our room we jumped on the local bus and cruised, nearly dying in the process, to Wal-Mart. Mexican bus drivers are CRAZYY!! We figured we should stock up on bottled water and snacks. We spent like 2 hours there because, well it's Wal-Mart. We walked through the store and laughed and laughed. At one point I was doubled over trying not to pee my pants and crying because I was laughing so hard at a Brittany that I can not repeat:)

After we had our fun we decided to head back. So with Wal-Mart bags in tow we dropped off our stuff and hit the beach, in our traveling clothes of course. It was dark so we just relaxed out on the beach chairs and talked. Then we separated and went to bed. All I could think about was how much fun this was going to be and I was right.


Brittany said...

Oh this post made me laugh! I'm so glad you're posting more details. I seriously didn't have the patience to do more than one post. I'm excited to see the rest! BTW that story was pretty dang funny. I'm pretty sure we were both crying due to laughter. I had forgotten all about that, but it's all clear as crystal now! Thanks for the laugh! :)

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Natalie said...

That stinks about your luggage, but it sounds like you had a blast. I loved Wal-mart and McDonalds in Cancun. Also loved the beach and pina coladas.

Dawn said...

HOW FUN! Sounds like heaven to be on the beaches of Mexico kid free! Anyway, found you through Audra's blog, doing a little blog stalking! We have one as well if you want to add us to your list. Just send me your email address and I'll send you an invite! Anyway, great seeing your beautiful family! Take care!
Dawn (Berry) Chamberlain

Jody said...

Rachel I am so glad you found our blog. Your Cancun post was hilarious but that totally stinks about your luggage. I'm glad you guys had a great time. Hope you are enjoying your vacation now, I know Josh is :) Justin and Josh have been together what seems like every other night. Ha! Ha! Maybe we need to plan something for when you get home. :)