“Where in the world is Cassandra Lee????”

Hola amigos!!! Cómo estás?  It’s Cassandra posting today, and you are probably wondering why I am starting this post in Spanish.  Remember how mom said that she had some prior commitments that were going to keep her away from the blog for a little while?  Well, one of those prior commitments was a trip to Cancun, Mexico! Yup, that’s right, her, Mr. Flo and little old me all got on an airplane and went to Mexico.

Back in June, Mr. Flo went to one of his work meetings and found out that the company he works for was running a contest and the prize was a trip to Cancun.  It wasn’t just for one person to win, everyone could possibly win, pretty cool, huh?  His whole division won, they had to beat the projected sales figures as a group for the 6 months running from July 1st through December 31st.  His group knocked it out of the park!  About 80 employees and their guests all met up in Cancun for a long weekend of fun at a resort there.

We flew out bright and early Thursday morning, we had to get up at 3AM, ugh!  Fortunately the airport is only about an hour from the house, but when we got there it was super busy.  I guess quite a few colleges started spring break about that time and everyone was trying to get somewhere away from the cold weather.  Mom said she couldn’t believe how busy it was, she’s flown out of Pittsburgh many times early in the morning and said it usually looks like a ghost town.  It sure didn’t that day!

We traveled from Pittsburgh to Houston, Texas for a short layover, and then on from there to Cancun.  Once we got through immigration, we had to find the bus to take us to the resort, it was crazy busy!  The exit was crowded with so many people trying to get business for their transportation service it made our heads spin.  Finally one of the rest of the group that flew down with us found where we needed to be and we hopped on the bus.  It took about 20 minutes to get to the resort and it was time for the vacation to officially start.

The resort we stayed at was called LiveAqua and every single room in it faces the ocean.  How well you could see it depended on how high up you were.

Cancun day 1 photo 1
Every room has a balcony, you can see it behind me. Are you ready to check out the view from our room???
Cancun day 1 photo 2
Check it out, we were on the top floor, floor number nueve! (Nine in English) We had an AWESOME view of everything, it was incredible. Here are some more photos from the balcony:
Cancun day 1 photo 3

Cancun day 1 photo 4

Cancun day 1 photo 5

Unfortunately right after we arrived it started to rain, but that was okay. We were all very tired after getting up so early to go to the airport, so all 3 of us took a nap. Then we got up and headed downstairs for a big dinner that the company was hosting, the food was yummy: salad, filet mignon with shrimp skewers, mashed potatoes and a lemon cake for dessert. That was followed by a karaoke competition, the first guy who sang did James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and totally nailed it, he was fantastic. We ran into him later on in the trip and found out that he sings professionally as a hobby and he felt a little bad about it–but the prize was 2 paid days off for him and any employees at his table, so they weren’t complaining!

Stay tuned for lots more photos and more stories about what we did in Cancun! I’m taking over the blog for the next few days while mom recovers. She not only got the customary sickies from traveling to Mexico (if ya know what I mean 😉 ) but also picked up bronchitis (as did Mr. Flo too) from some guy who was hacking his head off on the way to Texas. YUCK!

(Cassandra’s outfit is from “If Dolls Could Dream” and the shoes are from Sophia’s–from the big box of goodies Aunt Sharry sent us. They were perfect for the trip!)