The Adventure Begins – Cancun, Mexico

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We left NYC Tuesday morning, after many stressful days packing up and moving our apartment, wrapping up home and work matters, and saying so long (for now!) to family, friends, and coworkers.

Luckily, we decided to ease into our trip by starting in Cancun, Mexico and spent time with some good friends in a beautiful beach front resort.  While not proper “backpacking”, we enjoyed the opportunity to relax and unwind following the chaos of preparing for departure.

So far, our days have been spent lounging by the pool and beach, working on our tans, and hanging out around town.  Spending this time with friends has in many ways made it feel more like a normal vacation, though this will likely now change as they departed yesterday morning.  We are officially on our own!

Heather required some dental work (stay tuned for a future blog post), so we’ll be sticking around Cancun a bit longer.  Hopefully we’ll have time to explore some of the surrounding area, such as the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, before moving onto our next destination – Merida.

Cleaning out the apartment
Cleaning out the apartment19-Apr-2010 21:48
In front of Grandma Mauro's House with our Gear
In front of Grandma Mauro's House with our Gear20-Apr-2010 09:35
Getting ready to leave at JFK
Getting ready to leave at JFK20-Apr-2010 09:05
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Heather walking the stairs at the Royal Islander Resort
Heather walking the stairs at the Royal Islander Resort22-Apr-2010 09:39
Beach at the Royal Islander
Beach at the Royal Islander22-Apr-2010 09:41
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Omni Hotel Pool & Beach
Omni Hotel Pool & Beach22-Apr-2010 10:50
 
Red Flag - don't swim!
Red Flag – don't swim!22-Apr-2010 10:55
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Enjoying a beer at Mercado 28
Enjoying a beer at Mercado 2822-Apr-2010 18:48
Drinks & Dinner at Mercado 28
Drinks & Dinner at Mercado 2822-Apr-2010 18:48
Heather trying out for a Mariachi Band
Heather trying out for a Mariachi Band22-Apr-2010 19:23
Crocodile Zone in the Hotel Zone
Crocodile Zone in the Hotel Zone22-Apr-2010 21:03
 
Senor Frog's in Cancun
Senor Frog's in Cancun22-Apr-2010 21:08
Booze Cruise to Isla Mujeres
Booze Cruise to Isla Mujeres23-Apr-2010 10:04
 

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