Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

East is East and West is West

The Rogue Speaks:
We had a glorious time in Cancun! The resort was so excellent, the food was delightful, and the water was EVERYWHERE! The best part was that I got some quality time with my sister-out-law, and all of her family, whom I had not seen for ages and ages. It was especially nice that we seemed to pick up just where we left off many moons ago. Only very compatible people can do that!
Unfortunately, I did get sick, but it was NOT turista! I caught a virus from a woman from Chicago who was down for the week. She and I were in the pool at the same time, and she was coughing her f****** brains out! It was a deep and juicy cough that can scare the peewonkadoodle out of you and make you run for the Lysol spray. All I could see were those minute spray particles shooting out twelve feet and right into my face!! I made a mad dash for the ladder, and did not go back into the pool AT ALL! This was on Thursday, so I just spent Friday at the beach, drinking Corona over ice with limes, and eating Yucatan tacos with plenty of Tabasco. I could have been MUCH sicker if I had not had the Tabasco.
The service was the best I have had in a LONG time (except for Thomas at Amarsi, who is the best server ever!!). The Mexicans who live here are decendants of the Mayans (hince the name of the resort--The Royal Mayan), and they are the kindest, most gentle, most polite people in Mexico. They are also the most hard-working. Plus, they are ALWAYS smiling!
Sometimes the smiling must be hard for them. Especially when their wealthy countrymen from Mexico City come here to vacation. They are snooty and rude, and they are TERRIBLE tippers.
But the gentle Mayan people just take this all in stride. Because of the terrific tourist industry, they ALWAYS have jobs. That is more than we can say for a lot of the people in our country. The Mayan people are not afraid of hard work, and they will do anything to support their families.
I am thinking that the Mexicans to the west of Cancun should come to Quintana Roo if they want to find work. There are so many resorts going up on a regular basis, that they should be able to find work readily. I don't think the people on the Yucatan Peninsula even think about sneaking across the border to find a better life.
Well, so much for the editorializing! The purpose of our vacation was to spend time with Susan and her family. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see as much of her poor husband as we would have liked to. He was hard at work as an attorney for a major law firm in the U.S. If you watched Obama on the news today, he had a big hand in Obama's announcement.
Shortly after that fat bitch from Chicago coughed on me in the pool, I started to feel all achy and hot. Then I was cold. Then I was hot again. We left Cancun at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, and by the time we got into Tucson, my body was SCREAMING for my bed. I just could not make myself hunt for the thermometer, so I just crashed into bed with my two dogs. I took some aspirin around 7 a.m., and found the thermometer at around 9. My temp had dropped to 101.
If I could get the same deal again, I would return to Cancun in a heartbeat. I'd just make sure that that bitch wasn't around, and I would want to spend my time with the same delightful family who was so gracious and warm to me this trip.
p.s. The pool you see above is only ONE of the MANY pools in the complex. This one happens to be the closest one to our suite, and to the palapa where they serve food!!


Joann Mannix said...

Welcome back! The blog world was a dimmer place without your presence. Mexico sounded lovely.

And I'm sorry about the sick bug. When we were in Chicago, my girls picked up an awful bug from their little cousin. The cousin is 3 and 3-year-old's can't help the fact that their precious little selves are just bugs waiting to sprout. Anyway, the 3-year-old fell terribly ill. It was heartbreaking to see such a little one so sick. And then of course, one by one, (never all at the same time), my girls each got it. Luckily, they are bigger and could handle it better, but for about 24 hours they had some raging fevers. Always fun on vacation.

So glad to have you back!

Sarah said...

Sure glad you had a great vacation by the beach even with the sickness. Take it easy now and nurse yourself back to health.

Judie said...

Joann, if I had not already been taking antibiotics for a UTI, I probably would have been a lot sicker. I am feeling better every day! Your Chi trip sounded FANTASTIC! I really didn't appreciate Chicago until just before I moved. It is a neat city!

Sara, it really was a good vacation, but one week was long enough. My SIL asked me to go to Equador with her, but I declined. Home is best, by far!

askcherlock said...

It is so good to have you back, Judie, and I am thrilled you had a wonderful time. The bitch at the pool had you at "haachoo" when she sneezed in your face. So awful. Try some tea with a good shot of bourbon and some honey.

Thanks for sharing the rest of Cancun with us. It makes me want to visit there and feel lavished upon. We are going to St. Thomas in February, but that's a long way off.

Judie said...

We went to St. Thomas on our honeymoon and had the most wonderful time! We want to go back there at some point--probably for our 25th.

One thing we noticed about Cancun--no beggars. It is nothing like the western side of Mexico. With so much building going on, everyone has a job.

In St. Thomas, we saw abject poverty as soon as we left the resort. Hopefully things have improved by now. We saw a house made of plywood and cardboard with a t.v. antenna sticking out of the roof.

I was definitely pampered in Cancun, and the place was SPOTLESS! The beach was pristine, as was the pool, except for those germs from Chicago! I am feeling MUCH better now, except for the residual cough.

nothingprofound said...

Judie, Cancun sounds heavenly. The sort of place where I can imagine spending a lot of time. The Mayans sound like my kind of people, except for their being hard-working of course. Sorry, you got sick. It doesn't seem to have ruined your vacation though, but made your homecoming that much sweeter. Glad you're back, and starting to feel better. Missed you!

Judie said...

Thanks, Marty. I was able to make it through the trip home with the aid of a book, "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest." I read and dozed. The full impact of the virus didn't hit until Saturday night. My bed felt divine!

In the Cancun resorts, you can drink the water and eat at the restaurants without the fear of the dredded tourista.

askcherlock said...

BTW, you look beautiful with your tan. Consider it a good dose of vitamin D!

The Guy's Perspective said...

Bummer about getting sick. I hate when people take their germs to public places without a care in the world, as if their presence alone is enough to trump their damn disease!!

Sounds like a great time though. I've never been to Mexico.

I like the tanned look!

Judie said...

Cher, I am a firm believer in vitamins! Thanks for the compliment!

Sai, the eastern side and the Yucatan is much more pleasant and a LOT safer than the western side. That's why the folks from Mexico City come to Cancun for their vacations.

I wouldn't dream of exposing others to an illness! I was shocked to see that bitch hacking away in the pool.

Angelia Sims said...

That stinks about the pool lady! I am glad it didn't ruin most of your time there.
Thank goodness you had some puppy love and rest to return to.
The resort looks beautiful! I want to be transported to that beach so bad and just bake and get all tan like you. Actually, I have a fear of burning so I wear 70 to 100 spf. LOL.

So glad to have you back! Hope you recover 100%.

Smoochies to Precious and Mulligan. :-)

Sarah said...

You look great in the tan and the hair cut, by the way!

Judie said...

Angelia, I use LOTS of spf 30! We have lived in the Tucson sun for 12 years and I have never had a sunburn. I was extra careful in Cancun because the sand is soooo white and really reflects those harmful rays. My goal was to get rid of my golfer's tan, and that happened.

Precious and Mulligan just couldn't keep their paws off of us when we got home. I had a raging fever and chills on Saturday night, and Mulligan kept backing up to me! I couldn't escape!

How is Brownie?

Sarah, I am so happy with the way she cuts my hair! I don't even have to fiddle with it at all! Thanks for the compliment!

Anonymous said...

Sorry you got sick - but it doesn't sound like you allowed it to ruin your holiday. I was in mexico February this year, little further down the coast than you. Highlight for me was the trip over to Chitchen Itza - totally awesome.
Understand how you felt on seeing the dogs again. We came back from Texas in early july and I heard myself promising I would never leave them again - oh the guilt!! hahaha