Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Kick Ass Vacation

The best vacation I ever experienced was when the hubster and I went to Cancun last Jan 2008.

We stayed at the 5-star Excellence Riviera Cancun, an all inclusive, all adult resort. Yes, you read that correctly,

ALL inclusive
ALL adult

Seriously, could it be any better than that? (Said with my best Chandler impression, which doesn't sound like Chandler at all but you get the idea.)

They have 8 gourmet restaurants, 10 Bars, daily and nightly entertainment, and when you're laying out at the beach, they constantly serve you pina coladas, margaritas, and whatever your heart desires! (All included mind you!)


It was a week of heaven.

A vast change from the vacations that I was used to growing up. Not that my family vacations weren't fun, they were just a more budgeted type of fun. Which brings an embarrassing story to mind.

An embarrassing moment involving me? Shocking, I know.

Gosh, I was probably around 10 years old when my family went to California. We stayed in a small motel outside of Disney Land so we could walk to and from our Motel. One night we were walking back to our Motel and I remember walking directly behind my brother.

Being the good little sister I am, I started to kick the bottom of his feet as we walked. Lately this had become a habit of mine, I wasn't trying to trip him, I was just kicking the soles of his shoes straight on so his legs would kick forward as he walked.

He kept stopping while I was doing this so that instead of kicking his foot I would kick the air and the momentum of my leg would cause me to lunge forward and lose my balance. He thought this was pretty funny.

I on the other hand was getting very irritated. So I started plotting my revenge as we continued walking. I was planning to catch him off guard and kick the bottom of his foot with so much force that his leg would fly so far in front of him that he would lunge and lose his balance.

I would show him! (Evil grin)

So I planned this kick perfectly, when he wasn't suspecting it I bent my right knee behind me to get the most momentum possible and swung my leg as hard as I could in front of me.

I remember it as if the kick was in slow motion and right before my foot was about to hit my brother's foot, he dodged out of the way and my foot continued forward and slammed into the shin of an unsuspecting man walking the opposite direction.

I just kicked a stranger as hard as I could in the shin! The man apparently didn't speak English because as he crippled over in pain he screamed at me in some foreign language that I couldn't understand. He gestured with his hands pointing at his shin and screamed something that I can only guess translated to,

"What the F***!!?!!?"

Of course I don't know for sure that this is what he yelled but what would you yell if some kid just assaulted you for no reason!

I didn't know what to do so I just said "I'm sorry, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to!" and went to hide in front of my mom. I remember we just kept walking and I would peek back at the man who was still frozen in shock staring back at me.

I felt horrible! And of course blamed it on my brother, but to this day I can still see that poor man bent over holding his shin with the look of shock and pain on his face.

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foxy said...

I do love an adults only hotel. And all you can eat, drink, play? Truly awesome.

Loved the story!

Kristina P. said...

I NEED to go to this resort.

Jen said...

I need to try one of these adult only hotels.

And you have one powerful foot. ;)

Pricilla said...

Hmmm, are you a secret ninja?

Megan said...

I NEED a vacation like that! Seriously!! So jealous!

And that poor man!! LMAO!!

Rebecca said...

I was almost over not getting to go to Cancun - to an all-inclusive resort on an adults only vactin - because of the Swine Flu in the Spring - I am now back to feeling sorry for myself :(!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah Yeah rub it in a vacation with no kids! Yup like that will ever happen here again! I think I don't like you anymore, that's it I'm taking my half of the BFF necklace and throwing it. That and my keds are no longer coming around ... LOL just playing :)

I agree it was all your brothers fault, see back to BFF's just like HS all over again ;)

Janelle said...

Can't stop laughing as I visulalize this happening in slow motion...hahaha!!!
oh and yeah, totally jealous of the resort!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I seriously need to talk hubby into a vacation like that...we've had a couple awesome ones in all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana - Cancun is definitely going on 'the list'! :)

I totally could have seen that slow-motion kick happen to's something I would have tried to do to my brother, too...and probably with the same result! :)

WhisperingWriter said...

An adult only hotel???

I MUST go there. Because it seems when I do get to escape my kids, which is rare, I always seem to go to places where other kids roam so I don't get my silence.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gawd you're a hoot!!! Loved it!!

Tricia said...

2. That story is hilarious!
3. Thank you for always making me smile.

You Rock!

blueviolet said...

I knew you had an evil side! I always suspected it.

Hit 40 said...

Wonderful vacation photos! I have a friend who goes to adult only hotels. He just loves it!! No kids to hear or to mess with.

yulz said...

sorry for that man awww !

been there done that S:P

Missy said...

I need a kids free vacation. One with just the husband and an unlimited supply of alcohol. It would be awesome.

Don't feel too bad about kicking a stranger by accident when you were ten, I punched a stranger in the arm on purpose for admitting he liked a different football team than I did.
That was last month.
I should be more ashamed than I am.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

That's hilarious.

My most embarassing moment. When I was a kid, we were leaving a Mexican restaurant and I decided to get out of the booth by pushing off between the table and the back of the booth. Knocked over the whole table and all the dishes were on the floor. My Mom totally ripped me a new one, right in front of everyone. I just wanted to crawl under that table and stay there!

Lee said...

I can almost do adults only...
That would be FUN.

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

I SOOO need this resort NOW!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Oh my GAWD!!! How I have missed your posts. This one brought tears to my eyes as I was reading it. What a punchline, Poob. I was quietly reading along, when BAM, you kicked a complete stranger in the shin!!?!

You have achieved the impossible. I do adore you more.

PS: Terribly sorry about the do not reply e-mail feature. Our site is completely jacked. Nothing works. I pray to the blog Gods nightly to take pity on me. So far, my prayers are going unanswered.

Anonymous said...

That resort looks absolutely amazing!! Maybe we'll go for our honeymoon!

Kathy B! said...

Jeez, you make me laugh! I can't believe you kicked that poor guy. Classic Pooba :)

Hernandez Family said...

My husband and I wanna take another trip to Cancun! Um, my parents stayed at one of those adult only hotels and my dad said that the topless ladies should have not been so topless (saggy if you know what I mean).

Speaking of hitting strangers. My husband and nephew were hitting baseballs at the park one day when they hit a stranger sleeping under a tree in the gut. So funny!

Jennifer said...

ROTFLMBO!!! Girl, you are incredibly lucky that didn't happen in this day and age! LOL! I can only imagine how that could have turned out! :-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OK my half of the BFF heart is back on my neck. But no more teasing with kid free beautiful vacations it's just not fare! Insert a stoping and tatrum here ... oh lord I've become my children!

Marissa said...

Oh man, I'm LMFAO right now at your story! Too funny! I've been promising myself that for my next REAL vacation I'm going to go to a Club Med or something like you described where it's all inclusive.

Justine said...

I wanted to hear more about this "adults only" vaca. Cause to me, it sounds KINKY!!!

Justine :o )

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I may have just lost my voice laughing. Oh. My. Goodness. (in my best Janice impression).

I bet that guy needed an all-adult vacation after that!

LadyStyx said...

I am SO gonna have to check that place out online. It'd be nice to go somewhere where things are all inclusive and there isn't a kid in sight!