Cancun: Heat, Humidity and Bad Hair!

Hi guys, Cassandra here again!  Mom is still a bit under the weather, so I told her I’d continue with the posts about our trip.  We went to Cancun with no set plans on what to do or when to do it, just some ideas on things to do. It’s a good thing we didn’t go with a definitive game plan because the weather was not very cooperative. We encountered some rain off and on, but it didn’t mess up our ability to do some stuff away from the resort, we just had to work around it.

It was a pretty sunrise on our first full day there, mom wanted to get some pictures of me out on the balcony before we set out. She started to take a couple of pictures and then I noticed this puzzled look on her face. Then she started to laugh. Turns out that the camera was so cold from being in the air conditioning and the humidity outside was super high, it fogged up the lens! Aren’t these photos of me hilarious?

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After waiting a few minutes, the camera finally adjusted and “defogged” itself and she was able to get a good photo:

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A very pretty morning, but already starting to get very hot and humid.  We had room service bring us some breakfast, we were slow to get moving.  After some discussion, we all agreed it would be a good time to check out the shopping mall across the street.

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The mall is an open air style, but it has these huge umbrella type covers up high, so even it if rained, you wouldn’t get soaking wet, plus you are somewhat protected from the sun. Behind me is a fountain that comes up from the cement, it was tempting to run through it! The mall has all kinds of stores in it and is called La Isla, we thought that was funny because our favorite Mexican restaurant here at home is called that too. One end is all luxury companies like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Salvatore Ferragamo and Armani (just to name a few!). Mr. Flo was kind of shocked to notice that in that section, they didn’t have what he jokingly called “rent-a-cops” to prevent robberies, but fully armed guards, eeek! I guess shoplifting is NOT a good idea there, hee hee! The rest of the mall is a mix of stores, ranging from some of the same ones we have here in the US to some that are unique to Mexico and that region. There are a few stores that specialize in Mexican souvenirs too, that is where we did most of our shopping. As mom said, I didn’t come all the way to Mexico to go shopping in Nike! We did stop at the McDonald’s and got McFlurry’s though, they were good, but the ice cream tasted different than here in the US. Mom and Dad both seemed to think that it was milk with a much higher butterfat content and that it wasn’t necessarily pure cows milk either, but perhaps a blend that maybe included goats milk. It was good though and hit the spot on such a hot day.

Ay caramba! LOOOK AT MY HAIR! Eeeeek!!! The humidity wasn’t doing it any favors, what a mess!
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If you think mine looks bad, you should have seen mom’s…let’s just say that her hair texture and humidity most certainly do not mix! Several times throughout our trip, she said she wished she’d gotten it cut short before we left.

So, want to know what we bought? We got several things, but I’m going to just show you the one thing I got. I was soooooooooooooo excited to find this, and it was hard picking out which one to get, but mom and I looked at several (with dad’s help) and decided we liked this one the best.
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Yeah, it looks a little small, but really these aren’t intended to be worn, they are more for decoration. Here you can see the ornate decoration on it:
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Isn’t it pretty? I can’t wait to get it hung up on the wall in my bedroom! They had a lot of them with this design but in different colors.

Mom and dad decided to go get pedicures after we got back, so I had some time to relax. I decided to get my bathing suit on and sit out on the balcony. It was so nice, I just sat there and listened to the ocean while I read my American Girl magazine.
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All the necessities right beside me!

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I made sure I didn’t get TOO much sun!

And some more photos of the resort from our room:
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After mom and dad got back from their pedicures, we ordered lunch from room service.  They weren’t allowed to put shoes on for a while so they didn’t mess them up, so it just made sense.  It was kind of fun having lunch brought to us, I could get used to that!

Later on we went to a dinner sponsored by the company Mr. Flo works for, it was on the beach.  All sorts of food that you could make tacos out of, it was all delicious.  Entertainment for the evening started with a Mariachi band, mom loved that part!  They were followed by a group that combined drumming with fire twirling, it was super cool! Unfortunately mom forgot her camera in the room and wasn’t about to go all the way back up to get it.  Hopefully she can get some pictures from someone else who took some.  It was a fun evening!