Monday, December 15, 2008

Cancun re-cap




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!

6 comments:

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

Do you HAVE to keep posting these pics?!?! I'm kidding, of course. Just jealous. :)

Kalli Ko said...

you're a babe and I'M JEALOUS

Shannon said...

Yeah you should have been here for ALL the snow instead! Yeah right!! If I could just take off and fly somewhere during the winter I'd probably go somewhere warm too.

Emily said...

My idea of heaven right now would be lying on a sunny beach!!!

The blogging Bakers said...

Oh Erin- you leave me so jealous!! Even though I live in sunny San Diego it has been 50 degrees which in California temperature is frostbiting cold. Anyway that beach looked delightful and wonderful. I am glad you had fun. I do wish for snow on Christmas day but somehow I just don't think it will happen. So enjoy the snow for both of us. And then in March when you still have snow, I will enjoy the sun for both of us:)

Karen said...

Oooh, I am quite jealous. Aren't the white sandy beaches gorgeous? Welcome back to the cold. It's going to be 18 degrees this weekend!! :D I abhor cold, but my kids loved playing in the snow today. They went sledding down the slope in our backyard!