Monday, April 20, 2009

You say Yucatan, I say Me-catan

20 years ago, my best friend at the time Courtney Chancellor would tell me about how her family goes down to Cozumel (or as I heard it "Cozy Mel" and that confused me) and scuba dive on vacation. She was scuba certified and they had a grand old time.
I tried not to act jealous. But I was. I was also jealous of her piano lessons, and how her dining room walls were upholstered with the same fabric on the chairs and the drapes, but that's another story. (I should have an entire blog post devoted to her, and her house/family one of these days).

And last year we started watching Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless. We began tuning in when it was one of the few shows that came in HD.
But we're still hooked, because that man is so mellow and charming that he could be talking about AmWay or buying timeshare properties and I'd still listen to him. Anyway, he goes on and on about the Yucatan and how wonderful it is.

But the final straw was, as I said before, the Mythbusters Shark Special. Kari Byron (who I think I could totally do her job, but whatever) was sitting there on the boat in the Caribbean and I said to Kevin "I want to go too." And I expected the standard "no." But he said "maybe" which is the closest I ever get to a "yes" from him, about anything.

So I am proud to announce that tonight, with many thanks going to the desperate-slump travel industry, Travelocity, my mom, and Kevin's mom, I booked our [Aug] 5 yr anniversary trip to Cozumel tonight (!).

It was so incredibly cheap for the flight and a week's stay. Now, it will be baking hot in August and the flight down there is koo-koo-ka-choo (1 stop in Tacoma and another in Houston, with fat wee-hour lay overs) but I'm not too good for it.
This *is* the silver lining to the economy in the crapper.

We'll be staying here.

I think our vacation goals go something like this:

Mine: Scooter renting (possibly VW renting), as many days as I can. Spa treatments. Chachki shopping. Possibly some culture somewhere.

His: Sitting on beach. Reading. Fishing.

Ours: Snorkeling.

So we have one thing in common, maybe we'll do that everyday? Who knows.
We do know that we are not interested in: bars/nightlife, zipline/climbing, or scuba.

Less than four months and counting...


Anonymous said...

good for you! you should really try to go to the mayan ruins in Tulum (on the mainland) one day down there if you get a chance ;-) have fun!

Mama Bree said...

awesome! can't wait to hear all about it :)

Anonymous said...

glad you finally getting there...isn't funny how life works?

ro said...

Dang fancy. I just get excited about Arkansas. Enjoy cozy mel. You'll be a real Texan now.. I think we r the only ones that didn't go to the yucatan and/or Colorado on family vay-cay's.