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Old 04-30-2009   #1 (permalink)
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M&E's "The canary in the coal mine" trip report

The "Official" pic/trip report begins on page 36.....

I am starting this now because I have alot to do today before we leave tomorrow morning for Playa. Am putting it here instead of the trip report forum because I figure since there are so many people with questions it would be easier just to scroll down then change forums. If the Mods think it belongs in the trip report forum please move it.

We will be giving as much as we can a real time trip report with pics and video of what is happening down there and also of the Airports here in Dallas and Cancun.....We will hit the streets and the beaches and report back each day at least once but more then likely a couple of times a day.....We are staying at La Tortuga we will be in Playa for eight days arriving in Playa around two or three tomorrow.....We are flying AeroMexico #6713......

We are taking as many precautions as we can with the exception of a full Bio Hazard suit......We are not taking any Tamiflu and there are no masks to be found Downtown and yet I have seen no one with them on.....Maybe they are using them for air travel who knows.

We have not had to think about not going for any reason other then if they were to close the borders but we are hoping if that was to happen there would be some kind of warning. If not I guess we would have to cross the border illegally.....Now there is some irony.......I have made light of the situation here and there but do respect every and anyones opinions and in no way meant to offend anyone.....We all have to make our own choices and we have made ours.

Just heard on the news that everything with the exception of grocery stores and hospitals will be closed in Mexico till May 5th......We have a PM in to La Tortuga asking for details......This may be the shortest trip report ever.....

Stay Tuned.......

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We'll be right there with y'all. Our flight (hopefully) leaves at 9:00am tomorrow.
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I look forward to reading your report on your travel experiences and vacation.

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We'll be right there with y'all. Our flight (hopefully) leaves at 9:00am tomorrow.
You guys will be ahead of us we leave at ten......Just an observation...We live Downtown.....DART runs on the south side of the building we live in....It is packed in the morning with people coming to work and then going home. We walk our dogs in a patch no more then five feet from where the trains pass......You can see everyone in the train.....Not one person with a mask on and they were full of people......
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I look forward to reading your report on your travel experiences and vacation.

Thanks....If there are any question that we can ask while we are down there for people let us know we will try our best to get the answers......
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Good luck on your trip you guys. I hope that most of this Flu stuff is an over reaction. Not to make lite of it because it is serious, but you both look to be very healthy adults who would be less likely to be susceptible to the "bug".
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Good luck on your trip you guys. I hope that most of this Flu stuff is an over reaction. Not to make lite of it because it is serious, but you both look to be very healthy adults who would be less likely to be susceptible to the "bug".
Thanks! I need to start packing.
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MIKEY, HECK you spend more time in playa than in TX, now thats a gig!!
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Thanks Mikey and Erika! You can bet that if I had a trip scheduled in the next week or so, I would be right there with you.
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Have a lot of fun Erica and Mikey! Take lots of beautiful pictures!

If I could get off work and did not have so much crap to do this coming month, I would be hauling ass to Playa.
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Have a lot of fun Erica and Mikey! Take lots of beautiful pictures!

If I could get off work and did not have so much crap to do this coming month, I would be hauling ass to Playa.
We will! Plus video....yaaaay! Right now, a lounger by the pool at La Tortuga is sounding pretty darn good! And maybe one of these......
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Have a great time. I'll be interested to read about your experience as you go along this week.

We don't leave until July 3rd so who knows by then what will be. We started to talk about a plan B destination but it is too sad to think we would go anywhere other than Playa. A lot can change in 8 weeks. We hope it gets better and not worse by then.
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