Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Back Home

We have made it home without too much trouble. Sad to be home, but everyone was pretty much ready to leave because of how sick everyone got. We had a group of 18 plus 3 kids, and only 4 of us managed to stay healthy the whole week, me being one of the lucky ones. Everyone else lost at least a day not being able to leave the room. At first we all thought it was the food, but I think it was more of a stomach flu being passed around. Most of us didn't find out until today that the one family who was with us had all had the flu two days before we left, so that might be the culprit. Either way, definitely put a damper on things. I felt guilty for feeling good every day, and it got to the point no one wanted to do too much. 

This was my first all inclusive and I thought it was pretty nice but everyone else said it can only go up for me. I liked the food for the most part, even if it got a little boring, but I was in the minority there. The other thing that wasn't ideal was the resort wasn't right on the beach, so we had a 5 or so minute walk down there. Not the worst thing in the world, but inconvenient, especially when people were thinking they may have to make a run for the bathroom. 

I think the highlight of the trip for me was Monday. The boys wanted to go fishing, which I had no interest in, so 5 of us girls decided to go to Cozumel for the day. It was a 45 minute ferry to the island, and we rented a car when we got there and took off to find some nice beaches. The first one we stopped at was pretty nice until it started to rain, so we headed further around the island, past all the fancy resorts. We ended up going back and having lunch while it downpoured around us, then paid $14 to go to an Eco beach, and it was well worth the money. We drove down a road for 10 or so minutes then came to a gorgeous beach. The sand was perfect, the water was crystal clear and so calm. We spent a good half hour in the water just watching the fish swim around our feet and looking around in awe. There were probably 10 other people there, including the people working at the little bar there. It was so amazing. Until it started to rain again, so we headed back to town, got lost trying to find the car rental place, and just squeaked onto the 5 pm ferry back to Playa Del Carmen. If it wasn't for the rain it would have been a perfect day. If I was to go there again though I would catch the 8am ferry and go straight to that Eco beach. So amazing. 

I'm glad I took tomorrow off work. Dallyn did not and is dreading his 12 hour day tomorrow. It will be nice to have time to do laundry and run errands. 


Blogger Laura Long said...

Glad you were ok flu wise. Welcome home

4:36 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

how is an eco beach different from a regular beach?

8:32 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

It's protected. In fact, that particular one is apparently part of the the world's second largest protected reef. So there are no boats or anything allowed.

7:40 AM  
Blogger lisaandrichard said...

All inclusives are great! though if you are sick, not so good.
Richard was sick when we were in dominican but only for 24 h, so was ok.

10:07 AM  

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