FC: COSTA-MAYA 2007 Dan, Barb & Michelle's trip to the Grand Palladium Resort
1: Hurricane Season 2007, yet another chance to brave 100 degree temperatures, murky water and threatening clouds on the horizon. Time for a road trip to Costa Maya, south of Cancun !
2: The Grand Palladium Resort, just north of Tulum, for an all-inclusive trip in the heat of summer.
3: The wild trains were a danger to walking, but made the trips around the complex easier in the heat. | Free Drinks! Too bad she had to bring Mom and Dad..
4: Each of the 4 hotels had their own type of fountain out front. | It made it a little easier to find our way around once Michelle discovered this.
5: Water everywhere... | Pools with swim-up bars !
6: Flamingos of every type… Bird and Human!
8: You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a Mayan do Japanese steakhouse food.
9: And they obviously enjoyed making the tourists look like fools, as if the shirts alone did not accomplish that task. | Once again, it’s a Mayan serving food at the Brazilian restaurant, where it’s all meat all the time! One of close to a dozen restaurants to chose from.
11: The Mayan show was full of flames, smoke and half-naked women. And then there was the show!
12: Tulum, the only Mayan ruins located on the shore.
14: Lizards all around. Not little Florida one, but cat-sized beasts.
17: Probably the hottest day of the trip. And just minutes before a soaking rainstorm.
18: In the heat, they were none too pleased that they did not know to bring their swimsuits. Not that everyone was wearing them!
20: Just minutes before the skies let loose..
22: As Hurricane Dean zeroed in on Tulum and the Pallidium, we ran off, narrowly escaping yet another storm.