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Mexicooooo

Did anybody get the title reference?  I’ll wait… doo doo doo… Well it’s from an episode of Family Guy, a television show called Two Lame Chicks on Vacation in Mexico.

“…Hey, is this beach topless? *  No, but my margarita’s bottomless. Mexicoooo!”

Mexico was amazing!  We had two stops, Cozumel and Progreso. We were treated so well, the food was amazing and each place was like a dream.  It felt like somebody should have pinched me to wake me up  at moments.  They were both quite different though.

In Cozumel we did not book an excursion. DH and I got off the ship and walked along the shops on the street.  He tried to purchase a hat from the shops closest to port but I did my research and advised him to wait.  He saved $17 by waiting ;).  We also ate at a local little place called “Tequila Flavors” that had some delicious tacos, fresh guac and chips.  I had my first Corona, yes at 40 years old I have never had a Corona, I do not have a reason for this :P.  DH and I also had jello shots made on an orange peel.  Those suckers were strong!

Before that we were approached by a man holding a parrot, he asked us if we wanted to pet it. DH usually takes the lead and says no, kind of waving people away but I totally wanted to pet this bird.  I got to pet the bird, it hung by my pinky with it’s beak and it perched on my arm!  DH was so surprised by me just jumping in there like “Heck yeah I want to pet that bird!”  lol.  I am not adventurous, not adult me anyway. Adult me is kind of lame, I am also an introvert.  The type that can be around people, laugh etc. but are completely exhausted for two days afterward.

We walked along a bit, almost got snared into a “come listen to a time share” trap but we escaped, got a cab and went off to Paradise Beach. The roundtrip cab fare was $30, we opted for the $21 a piece to get into the resort so we could have access to all of the snorkeling, kayak, paddle board, inflatables etc. that they offer.  We got two loungers in the sun with an umbrella and a table, sat our things down and DH went off to get us drinks.  He brought me back the $14.75 yard cup of strawberry margarita and then he went off on the paddleboard.  We finished our time there kayaking and laying by the pool.  It was a very relaxing resort, it looks just like the pictures, no surprises there, just what we wanted!

On the way back we stopped to score a designer purse and wallet that we got them to come down from $75 to $55.  Haggling is a big thing there. As a typical American I am not used to more aggressive sales and people trying to get me into their stores, so be prepared for that and folks coming up to you trying to get you to rent scooters, buy cigars and other interesting “party supplies” ha ha!

Cozumel was fun, interesting and I really can’t wait to go back!

Husband Has Shopped!

I repeat: Husband Has Shopped!

This makes the cruise much more official.   He didn’t realize he needed excursion clothes, dinner clothes, walking around the ship clothes and new shoes.  I don’t think it was all that real for him either until he got a few new clothing items.  Just a couple of short days and we are sailing away!

There is one more major thing we haven’t decided on, our excursions!  No wonder he didn’t know about the wardrobe change, we don’t even know what we are doing.  I don’t know which one to take.  I  do not want to swim with Dolphins or take a dune buggy to salt mines.  The cenotes in the Yucatán sound promising, I want to see some Mayan Ruins and chill at the beach.  DH better make up his mind, and quickly!!

I suppose I have no room to talk about decisions. Today I took out one pair of shorts, a top and a pair of shoes from my suitcase and replaced them with a pair of jean capris.  I still have not done my nails, packed my jewelry, work out clothes or colored my hair.  Tomorrow looks like I will be busy!!

Well y’all, I hope a cruise is in your future and this blog helps you learn something from a first time cruiser 😀