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Old 02-14-2013   #1 (permalink)
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A Mayan Month

Well as the title says…we’re here for a month this year…wow…can’t believe it ourselves. We’re already a few days behind with this report though and I’ll try and catch up a bit today and tomorrow. I plan to report as we go while we’re and will try and keep as current as the beach and liquor and activities will allow.
We stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel at YVR on Tuesday night to kick this off. Just makes departure so much easier to wake up at the airport and just go downstairs and check in for your flight.







Flight with Westjet was uneventful…although they ran out of beer on the way down and do not restock at CUN…felt sorry for the return passengers and also made a note to find a contingency plan for our return flight. The really nice part about this flight and the return flight though is that we won the airfare at a golf tournament. Two tickets anywhere Westjet flies. Family and friends suggested Hawaii…St Lucia…etc. They could not believe when without a moment of hesitation we said Playa del Carmen.

We again booked a private transfer through this site…thanks Heather…which was on time and professional and stopped for beers as soon as we left the airport.





We are at Club Yebo again this year…after hours check in at Playa Palms was a breeze and we were in the apartment within 20 mins. Dropped the bags…changed into warm weather clothing and headed out for a bite. We had decided earlier that we wanted Carboncitos and made our way there only to find the place completely packed…but…the staff managed the tables very well and had us seated out front within 10 mins. Tequila Camerones, Tacos Pastor, wine, margaritas…very nice. Unfortunately though I forgot to the grab the camera on the way out so no photos.

Made our way down to the Dirty Martini for a drink…chocolate martini…rum and coke…much easier to have a drink here now that they have expanded. By now we were beat and headed back to the apartment for a drink on the roof. Grabbed a couple of drinks and the camera and went to go up but found Mickey sound asleep. Oh well…we’re here for a month…we’ve got nothing but time…Mexican time…sonofdob
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Jealous!!!! I want that Happy at the Airport look

Oh well only a week to go. See you next Thursday at LB (no live music Fridays)

Mickey your hair looks great!
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I was hoping I could correct that before someone noticed......are you stopping by the Luna Blue this evening...we have something for Sue....sonofdob
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Jealous!!!! I want that Happy at the Airport look

Oh well only a week to go. See you next Thursday at LB (no live music Fridays)

Mickey your hair looks great!

see you then and Mick says thank you......sonofdob
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I was hoping I could correct that before someone noticed......are you stopping by the Luna Blue this evening...we have something for Sue....sonofdob
Yes, we will be there!
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Awesome..."live" trip report. I missed your TR last year when we were there at the same time. Caught it after we got home.

See you guys around in a few weeks.
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Nice start SOD, hope to see you guys in a couple of days.
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Will join you guys at Club Yebo on the 25th. Tell Rick and Sue hi!!!
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this is gonna be great for me stuck in md, but awesome for you guys, my plans in the upcoming years are, a month in playa
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Awesome..."live" trip report. I missed your TR last year when we were there at the same time. Caught it after we got home.

See you guys around in a few weeks.
see you then...we'll try and post some beach pics for you...

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Nice start SOD, hope to see you guys in a couple of days.
we most certainly will...

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Will join you guys at Club Yebo on the 25th. Tell Rick and Sue hi!!!
looking forward to it...do you know what room you are in...will pass on hi to R&S...don't forget the pub crawl the day you arrive...

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this is gonna be great for me stuck in md, but awesome for you guys, my plans in the upcoming years are, a month in playa
we've been thinking about extending our stay for a while now and this year just said let's do it...it's only been a couple of days and already it feels different...in a very good way...

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Made our way down to the Dirty Martini for a drink…chocolate martini
absolutely awesome !!! have a great month !!!
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It's great to see you start the trip report! Love seeing the fresh photos and new adventures plus they make our departure seem all the closer . (The extended forecast here looks good so our ETA of late afternoon is a go!) cya soon.
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Aw- this is the first time I've actually felt sad that we're missing our trip this year Love the report, though, Dan- we'll miss seeing all you guys! I'll have to settle for living vicariously through your reports Keep Club Yebo warm for us

Mickey- love the haircut! Very cute
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absolutely awesome !!! have a great month !!!
we will do our best...

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It's great to see you start the trip report! Love seeing the fresh photos and new adventures plus they make our departure seem all the closer . (The extended forecast here looks good so our ETA of late afternoon is a go!) cya soon.
we'll be by the pool waiting...


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Aw- this is the first time I've actually felt sad that we're missing our trip this year Love the report, though, Dan- we'll miss seeing all you guys! I'll have to settle for living vicariously through your reports Keep Club Yebo warm for us

Mickey- love the haircut! Very cute
Mick says thanks...we told the people in your room to enjoy it as this was a one time deal...the regular occupants would be back next year...

...sonofdob

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