Heading to Cancun PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 February 2006 16:00

We were up at 4:00 AM Pacific Time today, in order to be ready for Vern to take us to the airport. Our flight was scheduled to depart at 7:15 so we wanted to be at the airport by 5:45 and Vern was at the door at 5:00! We were able to watch the sun come up over the airport which was quite spectacular though I was unable to get any pictures of it.

Our flight to Houston took two and a half hours but as we were flying with Continental Express, we were transported in a small plane, one row of single seats on one side and a row of two seats on the other accommodating roughly 60 people altogether. Rick and I passed the time playing cards and the 2 ½ hours went by pretty quickly. In Houston we made our way from one terminal to the next via a shuttle train with just an hour to do so before catching our connecting flight.

We arrived in Cancun two hours later and immediately realized how lucky we are to be spending our winter in the hot, dry desert. It’s been awhile since we have experienced the kind of humidity that totally envelopes your body but we sure felt it today. By the time we got our cute little rental car, made our way out of the airport and located our resort, the sun had set and it was pouring with rain, hence no good pictures (yet!). (We missed the entrance to the resort and ended up in Playa del Carmen a few miles down the highway so we stocked up on supplies at Wal-Mart before checking in.) Our resort, The Mayan Palace Riviera Resort appears to be beautiful though it will be tomorrow before we know for sure. From what we could see from the plane flying in to Cancun and along the highway driving here, there is plenty of hurricane damage around and plenty of reconstruction, again something we’ll see more of in the light of day. Check in tomorrow folks!