Golden Parnassus – Day Pass

We spent the day at our favorite Adult Only All Inclusive resort, the Golden Parnassus. Since we live in Cancun we try to do a ‘stay-cation’ as often as we can afford it. We have 3 doggies at home, so a day pass works well for us.

Breakfast is a treat. The Golden Parnassus has an omelette grill to get your eggs cooked anyway you like. Lots of fresh fruit and all the usual American breakfast foods are on the buffet.

Next we head out to the pool to soak up the warm Cancun sun. The hotel is perfect for us because they do play some music, but not loud and they do have some entertainment, but not crazy. Just very relaxing. We order a couple of drinks before we find the perfect one. Miami Vice, piña colada, sex on the beach…nah, too sweet. We switched to beer by afternoon.

Now it’s time for lunch. [Read more…]

November 23 – Weather Stats

November 23, 2012
Temperature High: 79F
Temperature Low: 63F
Chance of Rain: 20%
Wind: 8 MPH from the east
Humidity: 62%
Sunrise: 6:03 AM
Sunset: 5:05 PM

November 18 weather – hour by hour

This morning started off cool and cloudy. At 7 AM it was drizzling rain, but that changed quickly. By 9:30 AM the clouds had broken up and it was mostly clear.

At 10:30 AM it was 75F (24C) and clear.
Wind is 8 MPH from the north.
Humidity 69%

11:30A AM – spitting rain just a tiny bit. Partly cloudy.
79F (26C)

1 PM – Cloudy again. No rain yet, but it looks like it might rain soon.
77F (25C)

2 PM – very cloudy but has not rained any.
77F (25C)

3:30 PM – very cloudy, windy.
73F (23C)

5 PM – starting to get dark early because of the cloud cover. I took my dogs on a 30 min walk and when we got about 3 blocks from home it POURED on us. We ran home, soaking wet. No fun at all. The downpour lasted about 20 min.

6 PM – fully dark now, clear and cool. It is still t-shirt and shorts weather, but some folks might like a light jacket.

November 14 weather

Well, not a great day for laying out. It rained on and off all day. Cloudy, cool and drizzling rain. We did not have any flooding however. Most times when in rains in Cancun it pours for 30 minutes flooding all the streets, then stops. That was not the case this time.

This has inspired me to post about Things To Do On Vacation When It Rains – Your Plan B.

It was still shorts and t-shirt weather, even with the rain. I understand further inland at Chichen Itza it was not raining at all and the cooler day made touring the ruins a delight.

November 11 – Weather Stats

Here’s my first Weather Stats Post. Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

November 11, 2012
Temperature High: 82F (27.7C) at 10:47 AM
Temperature Low: 69F (20.5C)
Chance of Rain: 10%
Wind: East at 9MPH
Humidity: 76%
Sunset: 5:07PM

It did rain last night, but by early morning (6AM) it was totally clear, warm and lovely. Beautiful day in Cancun!

November 7 weather

Today we had a high of 84F (28.8C) and it was clear most of the day. From 9AM – 9:30AM it rained a nice little shower; and it stopped raining by 10AM. After that it was clear and sunny. Binikis and shorts weather.  Tonight low will be in the low 60’s (17.2C) so it is best to have a light jacket.

Packing List Guidelines

When packing for your Cancun vacation, be sure to prepare your checked luggage and carry-on luggage properly. This will help avoid delays at the airport and will make security check-in a breeze.

Packing List Guidelines
Know the 3-1-1 rule. This rule applies to CARRY ON luggage. You can have your liquids and gels in 3 ounce bottles (no bigger).  All of your 3 oz. bottles need to fit inside 1 Quart-size zip lock bag. Each traveler is allowed 1 zip lock per carry on luggage only.

Now that you know the 3-1-1 rule, let’s start packing!

First, check out our Packing List. Next, let’s prepare for the flight.  Here are some great travel tips:

1. Wear slip-on sandals that are easy off and on. This can save a ton of time while you remove and replace your shoes at the airport security.

2. Bring a word puzzle or book.  3 hours or more on a flight is a lot of time to kill.

3. Bring a travel pillow and blanket or jacket. The inside temp is difficult to control. On one flight I was freezing, and on the next I was sweating. Be prepared for both.

4. Wear layers. This way you can remove your jacket or sweater when you arrive to the much warmer climates of Mexico.

5. Bring earbuds to listen to the in-flight videos, weather & movies.

Our friends at LocoGringo.com have made this great little video about the items most people forget to pack:

If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you!

New Site Design

Hi everyone!

We just launched our new site design for CARM.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

The navigation is totally new and we will be adding beach photos and a weekly weather update shortly.  Give us your thoughts and opinions.

Salud!

Trina & Tomas