Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ocean Maya Resort Mexico

Kevin and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2017. We decided we would like to celebrate by taking our family on a vacation. We all agreed we would like to try an all-inclusive resort. October was the best time for all of us to get away, so we booked the trip with our travel agent at Fox World Travel for October 26-31. I'll be writing three posts about the trip to break it up into shorter parts.

The trip started off a little rough for Kevin and myself. Our plane from Phoenix to Cancun had mechanical problems, so they moved us to a different plane at a different gate. We were told we would still be leaving close to on time. There were many announcements saying another 15 minutes. It ended up we left over two hours late. We were not happy with how American Airlines handled this. Just tell us the truth right off the bat. Here was the view of Cancun from the plane.

The kids ended up waiting for us for about an hour at the airport in Cancun. Our representative from Apple Vacations was there waiting, and we were on a van to the resort pretty quickly.

Here was our first view of the resort. Korey and Cathryn posing at the sign.

We were very happy with the resort. The buildings are smaller bungalow style with only two stories. Our rooms were spacious, modern, comfortable and very nice. We had a patio door to a small patio with a table, two chairs and a hanging chair. I really enjoyed swinging in the hanging chair every morning before the rest of the family was up. It was such a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere.

The resort has five restaurants on site. We ate at the Mexican one our first and last night. It was definitely our favorite.

We also ate at the Italian, Romantic, Japanese and buffet restaurants. The food was very good at all of them. One thing I did notice was that Mexican bakery seems to be rather dry. I wonder if anyone else has had this experience.

Kevin, Eric and I had never eaten at a Japanese restaurant. The guys weren't sure they would like the food, but were willing to give it a try. We all were very pleased with the experience. We tried the sushi, and were not that impressed; but at least we tried it. The chef was hilarious and put on quite a show for us. The main meal he cooked was fried rice and a mixture of vegetables with beef, chicken, shrimp and salmon. It was quite good.  Here he is fooling around with fire. He was quite funny. I love the look on his face.

Here he is cooking some of our food.

His antics were as much fun as eating the food.

The resort was beautifully landscaped. We asked someone to take a family picture of us by the Mexico sculpture.

More to come tomorrow!

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