Tuesday 3/24 - I think we had breakfast at Jugo de Limon again. Then we set out for Oasis! They don't accept credit cards for the day pass and the ATM wasn't working inside either (why is there only 1 ATM anyway?) so we walked next door to the Fiesta Americana Condessa to use their ATM. Had a few Supermans. Oasis was a lot less wild than I thought it would be. Just a bunch of kids drinking and loud music from the DJ booth. Good music though. Food was edible - I had a pizza from that hut by the beach (Dos Lunas?). I wanted one of those drinks inside a pineapple, but I didn't get one. Maybe next year! The weather was overcast and it started POURING all of a sudden. It stayed that way for about an hour, then we went back to our resort to get ready for the booze cruise. I was worried that the weather would suck for it. We set out for the booze cruise. We booked it privately, so it was a lot of couples. There were even some people on their honeymoons or on a trip for their anniversary. It was still fun though. We had punch on the boat, and then went to Isla Mujeres where there was a delicious meal - surf & turf kabobs, rice, mashed potatoes, homemade tortillas, etc. We watched the dancers perform various Caribbean dances and there was a Caribbean band playing the music - from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, etc. Alfredo is really into Latin dance & music, so I think this was actually better than just a booze cruise. Then they had a part for audience participation - they made people get on stage and sing, they did dance competitions, etc. Alfredo and I had to dance against 5 couples, and we placed 4th. He's a really good dancer but I am horrible at it. I felt bad. At the end, the dancers had everyone get on stage and do some dance. Then, the evening was over. The "party animals" had everyone do the cha-cha slide and electric slide on the way back, but the boat was shaking like crazy because the water was turbulent, and people were bumping into each other. So we sat down. By that point, we were both exhausted. We had already bought wristbands for The City too, so we had to go. By the time we got to The City, it was almost midnight. We saw some glitter guy, and some fire guy, and then they turned it to a DJ. Is that all that happens there? I bet we missed a lot. We thought the performances were like a low budget Coco Bongo, or a knockoff, but we also didn't see much. It looked like the stage thing was fun, there were people crowded onto it. WAY TOO MANY DUDES. We sat at a table. I wish we would have danced, but I didn't have the energy. We left at about 2 AM, and just as we left, I had an adrenaline rush and wanted to go to Slices or Terrasta. We just went home though, which was good, cuz it was just a short burst of energy. Wednesday 3/25 - Walked around OUR beach for once (we were at Oasis and Temptations the two days prior). Decided to go to Plaza Kukulcan just to see what was there. I love how empty that mall usually is. We looked at the artwork in the gallery, and I went into MANGO. I love that store. Later that night, we went to the hot tub at our hotel and FINALLY met some spring breakers there! Some of them were actually under 18. We drank some tequila that they offered us and chilled out. Then, this cool girl came into the hot tub with a WHOLE TRAY OF JELLO SHOTS!! It appears that she was more clever for us and found an awesome use for the round deep tray inside the microwaves there (that we had no idea what it was? pizza pan?). We had a bunch of Jello shots with them, and then Alfredo went to play volleyball in the pool with some of the guys in their group. I stayed in the hot tub, and then decided to go down the water slide! I didn't want to do it early in the day because there were so many kids and I'd look weird. Then, we got ready to go to dinner at La Madonna. We love that place since we went last year. We got all dressed up and headed out there. I got a French martini. The Caesar salad is still as delicious as last year, and they make it fresh, from scratch at your table. My chicken was good, but I think Alfredo was a little disappointed with his skirt steak. They were playing these soothing, female sung versions of 'Rhythm is a Dancer' and Rolling Stones songs in the restaurant - really amusing. We went back to the resort and happened to catch THE BEST SHOW ON TV. Haha. There's this really crude puppet show on MTV Latin America - think Crank Yankers mixed with South Park. It was in Spanish, but I found a link to it in English (http://www.mtv.co.uk/shows/fur-tv/episode/episode-105-0). The puppets were rapping, doing drugs, and robbing liquor stores. Anyway, yeah, that amused me for awhile. Thursday 3/26 - Had breakfast at the resort. After being insulted by the concierge because of our 9 year age difference (tour people KEPT asking how old we were when they tried to sell us tours, which was OK because they probably just wanted to know which ones to upsell, but the concierge acted shocked and said that i'm very young, and that Alfredo likes young women), we went on an hour-long jet ski excursion of the mangroves and up and down the whole hotel zone. We were mostly in the lagoon, but we went to the ocean for a bit and it was so choppy that I was popping off the seat a lot and was afraid I'd fall off! After that, we had lunch at El Fish Fritanga. Alfredo had some kind of shrimp in a spicy sauce, and I had shrimp mignon, which I thought was shrimp with steak, but was actually shrimp formed into a steak. Tasted better than it sounded, and had a good mushroom cream sauce. I had some pina coladas and Alfredo had a michelada, and they played that Eduardo Cruz song that Norma sent me a link to on Youtube. I ate too much and ended up throwing up when we got back to the room. I sent Alfredo to the market downstairs cuz I didn't want him in the room while I did it. I'm confident in the quality of the food. I think the sauce was just really rich. We laid on the bed and watched 'Traitor' on DVD-R. It's really hard to sit on those beds without falling asleep, which is the reason we didn't make it out to the clubs two nights. In this case, we WERE able to go out. We went to Senor Frogs. I did the 'Mayan Sacrifice' - I had seen it on TV and thought it looked cool. Well, it was scary as hell! They use those clamps on top of the bar and they velcro your legs into it. You're hanging upside down, with the rest of your body dangling free. They lift you up higher, give you a shot of tequila while upside down, and spin you around several times, then shoot you with that air stuff. I felt so disoriented. I'm glad I wasn't that drunk when I did it, because I felt nauseous doing it with only half a yard in me. I only realized how scared I was when I got down, and Alfredo handed me my shoes and I couldn't get them on because my hands were trembling. Oh, and I was wearing a skirt, and gravity lifted it all the way up. Luckily, I was wearing boy shorts underneath. Still not sure if I should post that on Facebook though. We drank for awhile more. We did a whole tray of Jello shots. I got a henna tattoo on my back while Alfredo was in the bathroom. All that drinking made me hungry. BEST CHICKEN TACOS ARE OUTSIDE FROGS. They were so good! We closed down Frogs and then went to Lamour (is that the name of that place across the street)? The bartenders there were crazy - I forget some of their names, but one is named Manolo. We danced, talked to the guys, and had a blast. It was a party in there! I danced with a few of the servers. They took pictures with me. There's permanent marker graffiti all over the walls, which looked trashy but fun. They played that Kid Cudi song that Alfredo is in love with and he went wild. We stayed there until about 4:30 or 5 and headed back to the resort. Friday 3/27 - We didn't wake up until after noon (Gee, I wonder why!) It's kinda crazy because in the states, we never wake up until after 12 on the weekends anyway, but in Cancun, we kept waking up at 10 am, even though we were out late. Maybe it was the sunlight, maybe it was the comfortable bed. I was getting hungry. After nagging at Alfredo for a little while, I realized he was really hungover and didn't want to get out of bed, and he wasn't hungry. So I told him I was going downstairs for food at the one restaurant by the pool (Viento) that makes burgers, and I got a delicious 8 oz Angus beef burger with onions, cheese, mushrooms, and some fries. It took them forever to make my food, or maybe it just seemed like it because I was starving. I got back to the room and Alfredo was nowhere to be found. I was shocked because I thought there was no way he'd get out of bed at all - he was really hungover. Well, it turns out, he went across the street to La Isla to get some Powerade. I would have gotten it for him, but he didn't call me! Later on, we went to La Isla so I could get souvenirs for my family. I got my mom a silver bracelet, a pipe for my sister, and a tank top and skirt for my niece. Alfredo wanted us to make that stir fry again in our room because he thought it was delicious, so that's what we did for dinner. Then we met my mom's friend and her boyfriend at Senor Frogs. There were less 16 year olds than the night before. They had just come in that day and were staying at the Oasis. We talked for awhile, watched the contests, I had 2 yards. They had to leave early cuz they had been drinking nonstop since they got in and were exhausted. After they left, I rode the mechanical bull. We had MORE delicious food outside Frogs, and went to Lamour again. They gave us a bunch of free shots because we were leaving the next day. I felt so sad that it was our last night. We had a blast with the workers there those past two nights! I felt like they were our friends. We had to go back to the resort around 2 AM so we'd have time to pack, because SOMEONE didn't pack his stuff earlier in the day. Saturday 3/28 - Time to go home. We took a shower and got ready for 11 AM check out. They took our bags and put them in a storage closet for us while we went across the street to La Isla. We had lunch at Johnny Rockets, which had pretty mediocre burgers. The burgers at the resort were the same price and MUCH better. Their flavored Cokes were good though. I had a Chocolate Coke and it tasted like an ice cream soda. Then, we went to Ah Cacao (the chocolate place) for the second time. Alfredo had a chocolate maya again - it tastes like a sweet mole sauce. I had the sipping chocolate the first time we went and it was very rich, so I decided to have the hot chocolate this time. When it came out, it was in 3 layers, which was really cool. Then, it was time to say goodbye to Cancun. We got our luggage and went to the front desk for our 1:30 airport transport. Our flight took an extra 35 minutes to take off once we were on the runway, so we ended up in Houston with only 40 minutes to go through customs, get our baggage (which wasn't even out yet), go through security again, and go to a different terminal. We got on one of the Continental golf cart things and they sped us over to our gate. It seems that the plane was waiting on quite a few passengers, so we took off 11 minutes late. Only us and another couple were coming from Cancun though. I was surprised we made the flight. I thought we'd end up in Houston all night. Alfredo's parents had checked our reservation on Continental's website and the airline had already rebooked us on a return flight in the morning. We're lucky we made it! Neither of us got food poisoning this year, but I have a bad case of the plague.