“People will forget what you said or what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Unknown [The greeting note from our hotel
Right now in Cancun, I sip on my coffee people watching from my room. The pool is huge and people are milling about and already the booths are filled up at the swim bar. Swim up bar. I had read that many times before but I am truly fascinated at the idea of ordering alcohol in the pool and drinking it right then and there. Of course to the many who are getting beers, I try not to dwell on the fact that I don’t see them going to the bathroom too often. Hey, it’s vacation, nothing wrong with pee, is there?
The sense of serenity and calm overwhelms me while I watch my beautiful wife sleep. Paradise. This is what people rave about. I finally get it. For the first time, we have arrived at a perfect place for us. Because really it is us. Those words just make me happy. There was some trepidation coming to an all-inclusive. We wondered about the quality of the food or that the drinks would be watered down, but nothing could be further from the truth. Expedia, you came through big time. It also helped greatly that 2 good friends recommended the hotel and one in particular told us to book for weekends as the price is double. Booking Monday thru friday saved us almost 50%. The reality as she explained was that every day is a weekend at a vacation resort. She hasn’t been wrong on one thing so far.
And the ocean? A brilliant deep blue further up and light blue with white sands near the shore. I still cannot get over how warm and pleasing the water is as your step in. Yet what really makes this a great vacation is our sense of joy being together and really reconnecting again, learning new things, and sharing this beautiful experience together. I know my recent posts have been sappy, but I hope that you also get a sense of my gratitude I have for the life I was lucky enough to be born in. I no! We are blessed to have the luxury of going places, having wonderful people in our lives but most of all the faith that everything is going to be alright. Paradise is not just this vacation. Paradise is where your heart is.
- Stranger in a strange land (ears333.wordpress.com)
- Pink in Paradise (ithinkiloveit2.blogspot.com)