I woke up at 7 am, not sure how after all the drinks I had the previous day, but I did. From my room on the third floor I made my way down to breakfast to devour all of the fresh mangoes. Well I also had pb&j sandwiches, but my main meal were the mangoes. Eating 10 whole mangoes, was a sticky delight! They were fresh, sweet, and delectable!
Eliza’s mother, however, tried to challenge me (if memory serves) towards a mango eating contest. Being that she had to depart soon, I was the victor by default.
My own departure time was at 10 am and my gear was already packed since last night. Thankfully I packed light, so there wasn’t too much to put back in.
As I made my way back downstairs I saw John’s mom. Knowing there is some uneasy feelings going around about my work, I lent her my iPad to see my portfolio.
My time on the island was over, as I hiked down to the ferry at 9:20 am. Retrieving my iPad, I gave my byes to Eliza. But with John already ferrying people down to the ferry, I asked her to say bye and much thanks to him in my stead. It was a fun time here, but, I am not an island slicker. I stashed my camera back into my bag as I hiked down. I passed the bar with the free tequila and the many shops along the main shopping center of the island as I made my way to the docks. Where I met John.
Saying my thanks and congrats, I boarded the ferry to head towards Cancun. I looked at the island of my first solo destination wedding with fondness.
When we made it to Cancun, I boarded a shuttle with the family who also presided over the ceremony. I was supposed to board my shuttle 15 minutes after theirs. Oops! The confusion was that the driver waved all of us to come in, so I thought that meant me too! But it was okay since they were fine with me taking the shuttle with them.
What wasn’t cool, was that when I made it to the airport, I was told that my flight has a 2 hour delay. Fantastic. I could have gone around Cancun a little bit! No, not really. I didn’t know what I wanted to see around Cancun and I am sure the places that I could check out would be crappy. After security, easy process, I went to my gate to ask the attendant what the status was. No one had an idea. I am pretty confident that I will never fly with US airways again.
It wasn’t a 2 hour delay, it was a 3 hour delay. Damn it, US Airways, stop trying to kill my love of travel!
By 3:40 pm we finally boarded the plane and left the tropical paradise.