We arrived mid afternoon yesterday after a turbulance filled flight, and despite some issues with luggage taking quite some time to come off of the plane, customs and immigration was a breeze.
We booked a private transfer through the resort and we were quickly whisked away to EPM to start our vacation. We were fortunate enough to be greeted by Virginia's new assistant and several of the staff who we know from prior trips. There are a few new faces and our concierge commented as walked to the Excellence club, that we knew more people than he did.
Check in was, as usual, a pleasant and quick experience. Marianna was kind enough to introduce us to the new lady in charge of the Excellence Club and make sure that our needs were attended to. We were fortunate to have our room request granted and we found our way to our favorite room and quickly changed to grab a quick lunch at the Grill and say Hola to Adan at the EC pool bar. He makes the best Cadillac margaritas and always remembers how I like mine. He even remembered that my DH drinks only sin alcohol and made him the no alcohol drink of the day.
Lunch at the Grill perfectly fit the spot. The calamari was excellent and the cesar salad wonderful. DH had the shrimp tacos and hes said they were even better than the last time he had them.
We noted on the way back to our room that the grounds are very lush and green right now, likely as a result of the recent rains. We had a nice chat with Carolina at the EC pool concierge and headed back to the room for a nap as 4:00 a.m. departure was a bit early.
Marianna arranged for us to have a table ready in Basmati and Oscar took absolutely wonderful care of us. He chose a menu for us after inquiring as to our preferences as we love spicy food and the selections he made resulted in a perfect meal.
We finished off the evening in the Cafe Coffee square area watching the fire show. It was a bit chilly as a front has been hanging out for a few days, causing windy and cooler temps so called it an early night.
Upon our return to our room, we were surprised to find a gift from our concierge of some beautiful flowers and little desserts.
Waking up this a.m. to coffee on the patio of our room, but it is a bit cool this morning, only 52F at the Cancun airport this a.m. but it sure beats the 7 degrees we left yesterday. Then off to breakfast at the Lobster House later. Sun is coming out and it is to be a bit warmer over the next few days.
Sorry if there are typos, the little net book we brought has such a tiny keyboard, hard to hit only the correct keys! Happy to be back home in paradise!