Monday, December 15, 2008
Friends, I feel a very lucky young lady. My siblings have been very gracious in life and have given me wings to fly the past many years. They've shared their airline benefits and have allowed me to dream and travel beyond what I know here in ol' Utah. I've always dreamed of seeing new places (I think it has always been in my blood). They must have sensed this and have indulged me and allowed my dreaming to be limitless. I also have a job that sends me to semi-exotic places every once in a while, so I am doubly blessed.
Last week, my li'l bro (not so little) Sean and I decided on taking a wee trip - since I had a week off from the play. We had decided on Puerto Rico, but our plans changed 6 hours before our plane took off, and we decided to embrace the better weather in Cancun instead. It was 80 degrees, sunny, and cooled by a tropical Caribbean breeze. In a word, it was perfect. Now, I am one that enjoys thoroughly every season. When one season ends, I am anxious to experience the next and all that it brings. Sean, however, loves the sun, the heat, and all that comes with it. It was definitely his ideal vacation. I was happy, but the warmth seemed so out of place. I mean, it's Christmas for heavens sake! Walking on the beach, I couldn't help but feel a little holiday displacement. Don't get me wrong, I relished in lying on the beach and being warmed by the sun, but being one of my favorite holidays, I felt the need to see snowflakes. I received email while I sat on the beach from my sister saying "It's snowing!". I couldn't help feel just a little tinge of jealousy.
It was soon forgotten, however, when Sean and I went downtown for some Tacos Al Pastor and some Mexican Coke! Oh, and a piece of yummy flan. Delicioso!
All in all, our time was spent by the beach, in the pool, downtown, eating my favorite Mexican food, and chillin'; lots of chillin'. And now I'm back to the holidays and have been able to enjoy the beautiful snow that has fallen, and will hopefully continue to fall this week. Hooray for Cancun warmth, and hooray for the holidays in the cool of Utah!