This past week my husband and I took a quick trip to Cancun, it was a belated birthday gift.
The boys were on Spring Break, and Grandma was left in charge, or so she thought. You see, before we left we had a chat with Grandma and gave her a run-down of the weeks activities, rules, expectations, etc.
Well, apparently the chat was pointless, because we didn’t take into account that the planned activities, set of rules, and expectations were not in-line with what the “other” adult (our oldest son) had in mind.
Yeah, don’t let this face fool you.
Since he is officially an adult and Grandma can no longer drive, we asked him to hang around the house to help keep an eye on his two younger brothers. We left money so he could take his brothers and Grandma to the movies on Saturday, then to church and Panera on Sunday, our traditional post-church hangout.
[Deep breath...] Not only did he leave and spent the night at his friends house a couple of days while we were gone. He refused to take them to the movies, church, or Panera. Because “mom” and “dad” didn’t personally ask him, and I guess Grandmas’ word wasn’t good enough. We actually would have told him in person, had he been home the night before we left. [Sigh]
The joys of parenting, the teenage years.
On a lighter and happier note, the trip was quite fun and enriching, here are a few places that we visited and a few things we enjoyed during or short stay.
Steak Tacos before going in to see the Mayan Ruins in Tulum.
We watched the papantla Flyers also in Tulum.
We delighted our taste buds with a great curry hummus.
Enjoyed one of the regions staple appetizers, Panuchos de Cochinita Pibil.
Went for a dip in gorgeous Cenote Azul.
I couldn’t just walk by the gelato shop while visiting Playa del Carmen and not stop in. After tasting a few flavors I chose to go with the Alfajor, which was excellent.
My husband on the other hand couldn’t walk buy the place that had 2 X 1 happy hour and not stop in, and I certainly wasn’t going to refuse.
We enjoyed a romantic dinner or two…
Tamarind Martini, loved it!
Blown away by it’s majestic beauty!
After so much running around the previous days, on our last day we decided to relax. We swam a little in the crystal blue ocean, caught some rays, and enjoyed a little poolside lunch.
Regardless of what transpired at home during our absence. You know where we’ll be this Sunday after church! Hint… Hint…
I can almost taste it!
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