4/5/17 – From foam to rain

Up early, as promised, to go down to breakfast. As it was Mexican day again, the breakfast selection was a little different. Had my usual sausage, bacon, potatoes and quesadillas, as well as nachos with refried beans and taco rolls. Went to sun cream and were down at the pool before the bar even opened. Good start! Kel wanted to be in the shade, but I was determined to make the most of the sun and stay in it all day. Did a little bit of writing and then had to have a dip in the pool. It was far more refreshing than before, but probably just because it was early. Didn’t stop us from getting on the margaritas though. I did some reading, some sunbathing on the sunbeds in the pool and had three margaritas, then conceded to lunch.

Mash, rice, sauteed potatoes and beef fajitas. That’s a good lunch. After that, I hit more margaritas, more reading and wrote another short story. Then it was finally time for what we’d been waiting for all day. What luck to find out the night before that they were doing a foam party in the pool on our last day. As soon as they got the cannon set up, me, Kel and Daria were in the pool and ready. More people started piling in, so they got the cannon going, the music blaring and started throwing balloons and floaties into the pool. Oh my god, it was so much fun. Daniella and Gelisa were quick to join in when they got back from shopping. We all kept getting buried in the foam; it was so funny. Me, Kel and Gelisa tried a triple piggyback, but it really wasn’t successful. One of the entertainment guys was walking around the edge of the pool, pouring a bottle of tequila directly into people’s mouths. Thankfully, it was flavoured tequila – not like the straight stuff from Coco Bongos – so I happily went back for more.

We got out after the foam had mostly dissipated and they’d started some kind of aqua gym/pool zumba. Far too much exercise for a holiday. I already felt a bit knackered and all I’d been doing was bouncing up and down and playing with the foam. I went back to my sunbed for more reading and more margaritas instead. Determined to get the all-inclusive’s worth of alcohol. The oldies came back soon after and tried to convince me to go back in the pool for the last time. After Dad’s watch told him the water temperature was thirty-one degrees, I figured I’d pass. Not exactly refreshing. Plus my last dip in amongst the foam was certainly a memorable enough one.

Stayed out until the sun disappeared behind the hotel before going back to shower and get ready. Did a little Clannad in between and tried to help Kel with part of Zelda on her 3DS that she was stuck on. Not so easy to just Google walkthroughs when there’s no WiFi in the rooms. I wore my pineapple dress with the abs cut-out. Always best for the end of a holiday when you have a good tan, although it does require frequent minor adjustments to keep too much bra from showing. However, it didn’t feel like such a great choice when we got down onto the stairs and realised it was raining and blowing a gale. I had to half run towards shelter, because my hair obviously wasn’t straightened, meaning there was already extra threat of poofiness, and it’s one of those dresses you know will go see-through if it gets a bit too wet. None of this was helped by my heels. I also had to just let the bra ride up on show until I could get into the restaurant and take the time to rearrange. It sounds like a case of not dressing appropriately again, but I really hadn’t expected to do much walking other than around the buffet tables.

Last time of having my epic mash. So sad! Along with rice, pizza with refried beans, sauteed potatoes, beef fajitas, marinated pork chops, garlic bread and panga. It was so delicate that it didn’t even taste like fish – more like omelette. Because of the rain, the bar and entertainment area was rammoed. We managed to get a table right under the edge of the awning. The rain had stopped, but the air had cooled considerably and the wind had picked up quite a bit too. I was actually cold for the first time all holiday. And to make things worse, guess what the entertainment was for the last night? The sodding mariachi band again. They did the whole last song, lol jkz, we’re still doing more songs thing again too. I had to have tequila sunrises and margaritas to cope.

Came back to the room after the travesty was over. Maybe it should have been sooner, but it was our last night. We hit the James Corden in the room again. I was particularly more excited for this ep, as they had Terry Crewes as a guest and then Green Day as the live act. They played Still Breathing too, which is one of my favourites from the latest album. Better than the entertainment we had earlier. Not exactly the best send-off for our last night, but at least we’d had the foam party for that.

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Goodbye for another year, sun. Sob.