Thursday, May 1, 2008

Cancun update

Okay, here's the deal. Josh's boss' boss was mistaken, and we can't take Grayson with us, at least not to the place they booked. It's the all-inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar, and the rule on children is firm - no one under 13 allowed. Not even babies. I'm a little bummed because it sounds soooo dreamy! The good news is a woman named Shonda that is in charge of all the registrations, etc. is working with the resort people to switch us to one of their 'family-friendly' resorts instead. It's no Royal Hideaway, but at least we'll have Grayson with us. We should know tomorrow morning if she was able to switch resorts. She's waiting to hear back about availability for us. If she can't switch it for us, we're leaning toward leaving Grayson with family and heading out to the dreamy resort without him. I'll miss him something fierce if that happens, but it would sure be a nice break. And if we don't leave him, we'll have to nix the whole vacation anyway.

I went to get Grayson's passport done today (better get it just in case he comes with us!) and wouldn't you know the place I went requires you to have an appointment - they don't take walk-ins. So I'm going downtown tomorrow morning to the walk-in post office. The vacation is exactly three weeks from today, so we have to pay the extra $92.50 to get it expedited. Ouch! I'm a little nervous we're pushing our luck in applying for it so late, but que sera, sera.

Thanks so much for your comments, you guys. I feel confident we can travel with Grayson there and even if we end up just hanging out on the beach all three days with him, hey, it's still a free vacation!

5 comments:

bechtold clan said...

wow what a great opportunity! i loved cancun! we went for our honeymoon....you will have a blast!
thanks for the suggestion on the dvd by the way.....

deidra said...

Passports come pretty fast. We were impressed at how quickly we got Chris's renewal before his spring break trip. It just hurts to pay that much for it!

stewbert said...

If you do end up taking him and you're really worried about people touching him, he's still small enough to be carried in a mei tai sort of carrier ... people tend to touch babies less if they're being carried in one of those or a sling or pouch.

The author of PEOPLE'S CHOICE GUIDE CANCUN Travel Guide & Survey said...

I think it may be a better option if you stay in Cancun's Hotel Zone. There are more entertainment options in the form of hundreds of Cancun restaurants, clubs, bars, shops etc., etc., but more importantly, there is better/faster access to medical attention. Let us know where you wind up after all is said and done.

Have fun planning your vacation in paradise,
212eric (author)

Korie said...

Oh how fun... I am so excited for you :) Enjoy and relax and have a great time...