Monday, October 11
One thing I forgot to mention about the plane ride - we were sitting right next to a little girl, maybe around 8 or so, and she spent the entire flight going over the safety pamphlet and asking her mom... "What will happen if we crash in the ocean? What will happen if we crash in the desert? What will happen if we crash in the mountains? What will happen if we crash in a city?" And on and on. I swear, it was good she didn't have a nervous flyer beside her. Her mom just kept answering her questions, not telling her to be quiet or even telling her, "Don't worry, we won't crash." I mean, geez!
Oh, and another funny thing - we were on the plane with at least 5 other couples on their honeymoon. Getting married on 10/10/10 and going to Cancun to honeymoon? Not very original, apparently. :)
Anyway, on to the topic at hand.
As soon as we got off the plane and headed out into the airport, we were bombarded by people asking if we needed taxis or a map. It was a little overwhelming, and we were finally suckered into one of them. I thought she was really nice, giving us tons of great information, until she said we needed to go check out her hotel and take a tour. No thank you. We did finally get into a taxi and were on our way.
We stayed at the Westin Resort and Spa, which is located right at the beginning of 'the strip'. It's far away from the dance clubs and restaurants that Cancun is known for (Spring Break! Whoo-hoo! haha) and we were happy about that. All we wanted to do was lay on the beach and relax. No club-hopping for us on this trip.
When we checked in at the Westin, they said we had a double room. Two double beds. On our honeymoon. (??) I made them give us a King. At that time I didn't realize how easy that was for them, as we found out later they were only at 10% capacity!
The hotel was eerily quiet. It was weird. We honestly felt like the only people at the hotel. I thought, "well, maybe people are just downtown partying right now." Nope, they were just that empty.
We dropped off our bags and went to the bar for our first margaritas!
We relaxed for a bit and then had dinner at the hotel. Again, we were the only ones in the huge restaurant. Dinner was good and for dessert, they brought us out the 'Honeymoon Special' for free!Joe with our dessert and the wait staff we came to know quite well.
I honestly couldn't tell you what this was, but it was goooood. It had a cookie bottom and a custard top (maybe flan?) surrounded by chocolate and mango/raspberry puree.
All in all, it was a good first night in Cancun!