My father is hitting a very big birthday soon. To celebrate, he decided to take his children on a vacation…something we haven’t done together since we were children.
So a party of 11 of us set off for Cancun, Mexico to an all-inclusive resort.
For the first time on the plane, my husband and I didn’t sandwich ourselves in between the kids, allowing them to sit all 3 in a row together while we sat across the aisle.
Their grandparents were in front of them while their cousins were behind them so they were surrounded!
They were great on the plane! I mean between the TVs on JetBlue and their Ipods we are pretty much set now and they behave, a much different story from our plane rides a few years ago.
When we arrived in Cancun and it was HOT. Of course I loved it. Customs wasn’t too bad and our resort was a 15 minute van ride away. The kids couldn’t wait to see the room but they were wiped out.
The room was beyond their wildest dreams!!!!!
You’ll hear me say a lot that the world is designed not for a family of 5, but a family of 4. Hotel rooms never fit us, amusement park rides are always a problem, Great Wolf Lodge even charges you extra for that 3rd kid.
But this room………..had one king bed, and an alcove with bunk beds, and a pull out trundle…it was made for our family of 5!
Since everything is included we thought we would order room service for our first breakfast. The kids were totally wowed by the concept and enjoyed breakfast on the balcony in their pjs with the best views ever (while I told them it would be the only time in their young lives they would ever have room service again!).
But really we couldn’t WAIT to hit the outdoors, and being the overprotective mom I am I put 5000 layers of sun protection on them which hampered their enthusiasm a wee bit
My dad wanted a family oriented place specifically for my kiddos and this one has a water slide so that had to be checked out ASAP!
Total bummer though!!!!!!!!!!!!! The little one was too little to use it! But she could use some other cool stuff….
It didn’t matter that this was called the KIDS CLUB because their DADDY was all over it!
Oddly enough after this day we never returned to this area of the resort. The kids had ZERO interest once they saw the rest of the many pools and gorgeous beach…
More to come!
Have you been to Cancun?