Tuesday, November 17, 2009


so, woke up this morning at 4am to fly tampa-miami-cancun. no problems there, slept like babies the whole way. arrived in cancun and took out shuttle about 45 minutes south to our fancy pants resort secrets maroma beach. we were whisked away to VIP check in (ha!) and immediately handed champers and snacks. our room wasn't ready (not so VIP-feeling but we didn't care) so we ventured to the seaside grill for lunch. our waiter freddy was sweet and gave us the immediate impression that this hotel hires good people. he gave us little spanish quizzes and lessons. but the best parts - amanda's first michelada (of many!) and then the food.... we had tilapia ceviche, calamari the size of onion rings and fish tacos! we lounged by the pool, napped and drank dirty bananas made with REAL bananas.

ate dinner at this japanese place (no better place for japanese food than mexico, right?) super fun, insane hibachi chef whose only english phrase was "1,2,3, SHOWTIME!" Sat with a LOVELY jersey couple consisting of a wanna be Tony Soprano meets Ronald Reagen and his wife who beared an uncanny resemblance to Dee Snyder. Highlights included her interrogating amanda about swine flu and also learning that "if you want to get anywhere in life, you have to complain a lot!" words of wisdom from the mouth of twisted sister herself.

(note dee on the left there.)

xoxoxo and more later, amanda+chris

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