Monday, May 05, 2008

Cancun, Mexico 2008

This past week we took a vacation that was one of the most restful ever. Kathy and I enjoyed a three-night vacation at a five-star resort in Mexico with four other couples from my place of employment, Affordable American Insurance.

The resort, Barcelo Maya Beach was on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 75 kilometers south of the Cancun airport on the Mayan Riviera.

Here's an aerial view of the entire complex, which consists of five hotels tied together by common facilities along the Caribbean coastline.

The resort and the area is steeped in Mayan culture. These statues of kings are everywhere.

We thought we would use a couple of these statues to bring out the Mayan flavor of the Rivera Maya.

Kathy and I have lived in five countries on three continents but have never visited Mexico. We have waded in many oceans, but this was our first encounter with the Caribbean. It is beautiful, is it not?

Here's a shot of the guys at the ultimate "wet bar" and Kathy on a bridge over very calm waters.

One of our most restful afternoons was spent reading and doing handwork in the lobby with a cool breeze blowing. Here's Kath doing her handwork. The other pictures give a panorama of the lobby.

Thousands of miles from home but still only a keystroke away via the World Wide Web, I was able to check the Internet and leave comments on our daughter's blog in Australia, as well as emailing friends and family.

With that I'll close this travelogue of our Cancun trip. Signing off from the Mile High City......


Ellie said...


Looks gorgeous. I love all the pictures. You guys look great.

Bonnie said...

This looks like the most beautiful place !! I need to get to Mexico one day ~ for sure !!

I love the look of that resort too ! Pretty flash !

Looks like you got a pretty good tan Dad ! Or is that the glow off of those extremely yellow walls in that last photo ??