Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Cancun trip

So yea... I have been really bad about not posting anything about Cancun. So most of you know I won the trip to Cancun thru JCP. Around Christmas time last year we had a contest and then 2 stylist in the region won a all inclusive trip to the Farouk Conference. This is the company who makes the Chi products and flat irons... AKA my hair heroes!
So I went to Cancun all by myself. Never even been out of the country and now I was going by myself. I don't think Deric was very happy with this idea, but it was a one time chance... I had to go. I was all about it until I got in the car to go to Tulsa Airport and then I was getting scared. I got even more scared when I got myself lost on the way to the airport! I had no idea where I was going in the first place. So right then and there I vowed to myself I was NOT leaving the resort, that is all I needed was to get lost in Mexico! I made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare and it was safe flying all the way to Mexico. We all got to Moon Palace Resort about 7:00 that night. We check in and then had to wait forever to get on a bus to take us to the other side of the resort... yea it was super big. While I was standing out in the freaking humanity filled air for almost 2 hours I met some really nice ladies from Mississippi. They took me in! I was so glad... I had no idea who anyone was there. So I hung out with them the whole weekend.
So the conference was really neat. The first thing in the morning Farouk always had a mini hair show, which was provided by different countries.But noon we left the conference and put ourselves at the pool! I couldn't sit in a dark room with 5,000 people knowing there was a awesome pool and beautiful ocean and I needed to see. If I was in Cancun for free I was going to take full advantage of it! We had lunch pool side and dinner ocean side one day. The service was unbelievable the employees treated woman like queens every day. I was weird when I would go to sit at the table for a meal and the chair was pulled out for me and my napkin was placed on my lap!
For most of the conference we sat at the pools and walked the seashore. We all got pretty good at just sitting around and people brought us what we wanted! Brenda and I painted by the pool, I painted a tea light candle holder... I was very impressed with my abilities...much better than I remember!
The last night we were there was the formal night. I wore the dress from my sister's wedding. It worked out perfect. We had a beautiful dinner and then there was awards for the educators for Farouk Systems. We were all sad to see each other go. I didn't want to leave my new friends that night! But I needed to get to bed because I had to get up at 4 the next morning to get to the airport.
So I got off with a okay start the morning.... until I got Tulsa. Once again I get myself lost. I never get lost... I hate not knowing where I am going and I feel as if I have a good sense of direction. But I fooled myself. I got so lost, I was lost over 60 miles before I even knew I was lost! I pulled over after about 2 hours to get some gas. As I looked around nothing looked familiar, the huge McDonald's bridge going over the interstate gave me the idea that I was very lost. As I pumped my gas I started to get really freaked out. A sign of God showed up.... a state trooper! I asked him as soon as he got out of his car
"Um, Sir.... I think I am lost. Where is highway 412?" He says with a slight laugh " About 60 plus miles back. Sounds like you need some help."
So I get in his car and look at the Google map to find my way home. Now let me tell you... it should only take 1 hour 45 minutes to get to Tulsa. Now my plane landed in Tulsa at 1:15 I got out to my car about 1:30. I didn't get home until 6:00. Yea 6:00!I was so worried I wasn't going to make it home ever. But on the plus side, I got to see the town Carrie Underwood grew up! But very disappointed that she wasn't standing on the street somewhere looking for me. Let me tell you I was so happy to our house. I have never so happy to be home.

My room

Brenda and I first picture at the pool!

Dancing with them after dinner.