Ok, so let me just highlight our first ever New Years eve trip to Mexico.
*Change tickets to leave from Memphis instead of Houston (save us 4 hours drive & 2 hotel nights in Houston)
*Drive to Memphis on 26th
*Leave at the but crack of dawn on a 6:50am flight to Charlotte
*Board plane in Charlotte 11am
*Boy it's warm in this plane, oh well, will be better when we take off.
*Call maintenance, something wrong with A/C
*No problem, fixed in 5 min.
*Oops.......25 mins into flight, small explosion on plane
*Uh Oh, planes going down
*Wake up Rick, I think we are going to crash!
*Oxygen masks fall down
*Relax, breathe normal
*Captain....."We have lost cabin pressure, heading back to Charlotte"
*Need to get below 14,000 ft so you can breathe
*Woman in back having panic attack
*Baby throwing up
*Boy with spinal meningitis in the back of plane not feeling well
*Re-circulating air on a plane? spinal meningitis? Isn't that contagious? Oh well who cares, we are going to crash anyway
*Airways are closed at the Charlotte airport, our plane is in distress, no other planes permitted to land
*Land safely, greeted by Charlottes finest fire & rescue
*No problem ladies and gentleman, we will have another plane for you and will depart at 3:45pm
*Great, to the bar for a "calm your nerves" margarita.
*Just one more margarita
*Ok, really just one more, then we have to go!!
*In the bathroom, announcement......"If you are on the flight to Cancun, it's cancelled, get your bags and go to the ticket counter to re-book.
*300 people in line
*No seats on any plane, any airline, so sorry
*On the phone with US air, great we can go to Washington Dullis on the 28th, and then fly to Cancun on the 30th at 8pm!
*Perfect! Flip flops, shorts etc......great attire for 10 below!
*Go to the Ramada Motel......free meal tickets......restraunt closed....no problem bar food will be just great (yuk)
*Message from US air that night, "We have a new plane, leaving at 10am, get to cancun at noon"
*Yeah, things will be just fine now.
*Flight is great, even give us free drinks!
*Thank God for carry on luggage, no lines no waiting, straight to the taxi and we are off to playa del carmen.
*Arrive at the hotel in record time, 45 mins.
*Clothes off, bathing suit on and we are off to the beach!
*New beach club, Kool, lets check it out
*Watch out for the sand colored stones on the beach.
*Rick did you hear that?
*Oh no! stubbed my toe, no big deal I do it every trip
*Look down, uh oh.......Toes are suppose to be straight, the baby one is looking west now (see photos)
*Senora, necesita un ambulancia? No gracias, necesito tequila
*Otro mas tequila
*Ok Rick, just pull it
*Otro mas tequila
*All better, anyone have some tape..........here comes the lifeguard
*Everything is great now.
*Next morning, wow look at all the nice colors in my toe! More tape! (see photos)
*On the beach, sailing, ceviche and sun,
*New Years eve, make it to 11pm, too tired going to bed. Yeah right! Hotel have big party, music pounding till 5am
*Up at 7am, go to the beach for breakfast
*What's this? Parties still going on? Beach is packed, music blaring, drunk people passed out everywhere (See photos)
*Hey, if you can' beat em, join em!
*Who needs breakfast anyway
*Jan 2nd, time to go home
*go to the airport
*Sorry, US air cancelled your return flight!
*WHAT???? We are flying American on the way home!
*So can you fix it!
*Ok, bueno everything is good
*Fly to Dallas, then Memphis, meet Ricks uncle at the airport
*Get back Chico our long lost dog
*Drive 3 hours home to Jackson