Bahia Principe Akumal Resort, Mexico – Durham, Ontario
We were awake by 6 am this morning, Sunday, Oct. 27th and rather than call the bus boys, walked our bags up to the lobby by 7. Now that it is over, let’s just get on with it, right? The forecast was for rain and after checking out, having breakfast with Charlotte, Cory, Yvonne & Dennis we waited for our bus. We were all (14 of us) happy to get a private bus like when we arrived, for the ride to Cancun Airport.
|Our last morning|
No sooner did we get loaded when it started raining and rained part of the way on the drive. We were all pretty quiet and saddened to depart but figured with the rain, it was a good day to leave!
|Jess, Matt and Easton were staying until Tuesday so they|
came to say goodbye to everyone
Little chubby cheeks was still smiling
The process of getting our boarding passes, baggage checked and through security was pretty easy again. We had Krystal’s boyfriend, Matt, with us, who has traveled a lot more than we have to guide us in certain things. Now that we are almost ‘pros’ at it, we’ll not do it again for a long time, I bet!
|Waiting for our bus and saying goodbye to Reuben our driver|
and all around friendly guy
|Our luxury bus ride from Akumal to Cancun Airport|
There was a 3 hour wait for our flight at 1 pm which was now delayed to 1:40 because of heavy rainfall and winds in Toronto.
|The runway 'walk' before taking off from beautiful|
It was a good flight, interesting to see the sun. We were flying above what most people saw as ‘overcast’, until we made our descent through the white cotton ball clouds. That is the only part I’m not keen on, if I can’t see anything, neither can the pilot. He got an applause when we touched down safely again.
|The airport views - I might have doubled up on a couple of picures|
|The sun didn't really set - we did and soon disappeared into the clouds|
Inside the airport, we retrieved our 2 checked bags and then made the long walk to washrooms, through immigration (to hand our sheets in) and then customs. Bill and I walked out of the airport at 6:10 and caught the shuttle bus to the Sheraton on Dixie Rd. pretty much immediately. We hopped in Ptooties, who was happy to see us by the way, and drove home. We hate Toronto, have I told you that? Getting out of that stupid metropolis is always the worst but we caught the 410 to 10 and were home free.
|Toronto arrival and sunset|
We hadn’t eaten other than snacks on the plane so stopped at Shelburne at a Tim Horton’s for a bite. Bill had a grilled sandwich and I had soup and a bun. I was sure missing our server to refill our drinks and take our plates away but we were back in Ontario and the fast food was welcome all the same.
|hot bacon and potato soup and a hot chocolate|
that didn't taste at all like a Miami Vice
We arrived home in the dark around 10 but I refused to unpack before we went to bed. Zonked but sated and happy to be home all in all. This was a good day, hard to believe we left Cancun this morning.
|Left picture, leaving Toronto|
Bottom right, home sweet home in the dark
|My camera time has not been updated,|
it was really 21:47 (almost 10 pm)
Good night! Thank you for stopping in.