Mayan Riviera

    Day 1

    February 7, 2007 – Wednesday – Denver, CO to Mayan Riviera Near Cancun

    Up at 3 AM

    Out by 3:50 AM

    Arrived at Denver International Airport at 4:45 for our 7:00 flight

    Dropped off Poulsens and Gennie

    Checked in at Frontier for Champion Air flight

    Went through extended TSA screening....

    Day 2

    February 8, 2007 – Thursday – Iberostar Paraiso del Mar

    Woke-up at 8:30 – AH Paradise!

    The sun is out, the sky is blue, and all is well with the world!

    Breakfast buffet at main restaurant at 9:40

    Room to organize and send a few of our wet and soiled...

    Day 3

    February 9, 2007 - Friday - Iberostar Paraiso del Mar

    There was another hard rain in the early morning hours, the sidewalks were flooded when we went to breakfast at 8:30. We met Ulla and Jesper and the girls in the main dining room and enjoyed the fresh fruit and...

    Day 4

    February 10, 2007 - Saturday - Iberostar Paraiso del Mar-Chichen Itza

    As we were to go on a tour this morning, we had an early alarm for 6:30. We woke up to cloudy skies, with temperatures in the 70s. We showered and had our buffet breakfast with the Poulsens and...

    Day 5

    February 11, 2007 - Sunday - Iberostar Paraiso del Mar

    We woke up to another sunny day in Paradise but found we had no water this morning! We took advantage of the small stream from the tap - enough to freshen up and shave! Back to the days of 1976...

    Day 6

    February 12, 2007 - Monday - Iberostar Paraiso del Mar

    A horrendous thunderstorm came in at 6:00 this morning, with huge bolts of lightning and loud thunder! We were in for another tremendous rainstorm with the high wind gusts to go with it. We were amazed at the resilience of...

    Day 7

    February 13, 2007 - Tuesday - Iberostar Paraiso del Mar

    We woke to a beautiful day, but Gennie had a killer headache and we were not able to go to Xcaret, the water park with the Poulsens as we had planned. She wanted me to go, but as we are...

    Day 8

    February 14, 2007 - Wednesday - Flight Home to Denver

    We had an easy morning with a wake-up at 7:30, showered, finished packing and then went to breakfast. As usual, the buffet was good and plentiful and we returned to our room by 9:30 to pick up our bags.

    We...

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