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Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th

Getting my trip report ready for our trip next week.  I'll be posting daily, hopefully, and updating pictures as I am able. 
 
Right now, I am in the packing process.  I am a chronic overpacker, but, for me, it's all about having it and not needing it as opposed to needing it and not having it.  We have used many of the extras we brought over the years, especially the medical kit, fully stocked with things including Benadry, bandaids, sunburn gel and aloe vera.  The one med I don't bring is vanilla.  Yes, vanilla as a medicine.  It is amazing for burns, but, I know I'm going to buy it there anyway so I don't bother packing it.  I also bring some essential oils, like lavender to mix with the aloe vera gel also for burns. 
 
I found that on Frontier, if you elect to purchase their advance upgrade it ends up being cheaper than if you buy your luggage separately on the day of.  So, for less than the price of just our checked bags and our seats (because you have to buy your seats as well), using the upgrade bundle we get our upgraded seats, our checked bags, and our carryon bags (they charge for carryons, too).  It just made so much more sense when I broke it down. 
 
Our transport from the airport with USA Transfers is all booked and paid for in advance so we don't have to worry about that.  We also pre purchased Pesos so we get the best exchange rate.  I printed up thank you notes (In Spanish) for the housekeeping staff to paperclip to the tips we leave them.  I always worry they won't be sure it's meant for them, so, this will remove any doubt.
 
We've let Lele know we're arriving on the 5th, so, he knows what day to hide out.  jk
 
So, Ready or not, here we come precious little Akumal.
 
to be continued.................................
 
 
 
 




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/08/29 06:58:57 (permalink)
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I will really be looking forward to your reports.  Try to snorkel from Lol Ha so we can get the real idea of how things are now.
 
I admire your organized approach.  Reminds me of Tomas who also does the things like pre-printed maid notes to go with the tips.  He has an excel spreadsheet........................

 



 

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/08/29 21:47:38 (permalink)
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YAY....a new report!  Can't wait to read it.  Have a great time!
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/08/30 08:56:18 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby TeriA 2017/08/30 23:36:58
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Teri, we will be there from the 10th to the 20th. If it works out, I'd like to meet you, as I've followed your posts here on LG. We usually find our place on the quiet side of ABBWR, just me and mi esposo - Have a Great trip!
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/08/30 23:39:15 (permalink)
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Teri, we will be there from the 10th to the 20th. If it works out, I'd like to meet you, as I've followed your posts here on LG. We usually find our place on the quiet side of ABBWR, just me and mi esposo - Have a Great trip!


I think that would be great.  We are thinking we'll be in building 3, so, will likely be camping out in front of 3 and 4 as much as possible.  Trying to avoid the noise and crowds in front of 1 and 2. We also usually put a blanket underneath the palapa so we should be fairly easy to identify.  It will also be just Tim and I this trip.  




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/01 11:09:41 (permalink)
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Yes!  It will be great to have a new report to watch and read!   I miss the old days of many reports, some hilarious!

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/06 09:35:22 (permalink)
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Well. We made it.  Lele upgraded our room to a penthouse suite in building 3.  It's fantastic.  The view, the sound of the ocean, very quiet during the day and evenings compared to building 2.  We are loving it.  The seaweed is here, but, not bad at all.  I can remember in 2015 you could barely be on the beach in front of buildings 3 and 4 because that was where the mountain of seaweed was piled while they worked to move it off the beach, and the smell of rotting fish filled the air.  This year, with all the storms, it's surprisingly clear. 
 
We had a rough trip trying to use Frontier airlines but we expected as much.  The staff are always so hard working, but, the way the company does things is a head scratcher.  More on that later today.  I am currently sitting under a palapa on the beach so, I will update more later when I come in for lunch. Til then, the sun is shining, the water is warm, and the breeze is moving.  Time for my morning nap.




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/07 04:49:22 (permalink)
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Nice score on the upgrade Teri!
Really looking forward to your ongoing report, thanks!

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/07 08:37:39 (permalink)
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YEA! You made it safe and sound and I'll be jealous for only 3 days-
I never thought I'd like the penthouse, but we were upgraded in Feb. and I loved it! We used the upper deck to watch the stars and the "goings on" in early evening. Plus, the room is larger (not that we're really needing the extra space), but it was nice.
I am looking forward to more of a trip report from you-
 
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/09 14:56:12 (permalink)
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Well, I fail miserably on the daily update, but, I am succeeding at not stressing about it.
 
Anywho,we are lovin it here.  So many friends.  Finally got to meet Marianne and Alejandro's precious baby girl.  She's gorgeous, and very happy.  Just like her mama and papa.  Hoping to spend a little more time with them.  Chocolate Alex and Karla both are rocking braces just like me, so, we're a trio.  No dancing for Alex right now, he had surgery on his feet, but, otherwise he's doing great.  My two favorite waiters, Lemuel and Jesus are both still here, but, I haven't seen Wilberth from the buffet yet.  He might be at an ala carte, will have to check on that. 
 
The weather has been, well, fun.  Most days the sun is shining all day, very hot, sometimes a bit too still, but, now we are in a more normal pattern for this time of year, with the down pours rolling in by afternoon.  The water has been very calm, some days with very little for waves at all, so the snorkeling is amazing.  On that note, the commercial snorkel tours were suspended for the month of September.  The bay feels a bit more like it's old self.  On the other hand, there are roped off areas marked with bouys where no swimming (or snorkeling) is allowed.  They are trying to get the sea grass to really come back strong and to give the sea life a break.  Fins are not allowed at all in the north end of the bay, they might let short fins in, but, possibly not.  Longer fins are permitted south of the buoyed areas, but, it's not widely promoted. In fact, in the room there is information about swimming and snorkeling, and it says no fins allowed anywhere in the bay, but, we got the clarification from Choco Alex and the ABR lifeguard.  Most guests don't ask, and are disappointed they can't use their fins to go further out into the bay.  We snorkeled yesterday more than half way out and then out to the reef, and only saw one or two other people the entire time we were out.
 
The beach is the same, except for the multitude of turtle nests.  It's amazing seeing so many, and the resort is being very accommodating by keeping beach chairs and loungers picked up at night and moving the palapas to keep them off the nests.  That said, beach volleyball is no more.  Tim was pretty bummed.  It's apparently not due to the turtle nests, even though the nests are in the old vball area.  From what we have been told, people (guests) complained that it made the resort feel much less than a 5 star location.  I am hoping if enough people ask it may come back.  We were thinking of bringing our older kids next year, and they have specifically said how they look forward to playing vball with people from around the world. 
 
The turnstyles are still at the CEA entrance to the beach, and it just feels so trashy where it was once a quaint little shop area.  You can access the beach using the "public" access alongside Lol Ha, and it is posted as a public beach entrance.
 
We're in building 3 penthouse level, which I highly recommend.  Its close enough to everything to not feel like a hike to get anywhere, but, far enough from the main pool to be quiet during the day, and if we don't want to listen to the nightly entertainment we can get away.  The resort added many more palapas, I haven't seen any palapa wars so, I think they have enough to go around.  There are also many more chairs around the main pool. 
 
The make up of guests is mostly Germans and Brits, quite a few Canucks, and a small number of Yanks. Very few other nationalities.  We have met some French people and some from Luxembourg.  Apparently the Italians basically only come in the summertime, especially in August.  We just missed them.  The Germans don't really do much.  Just sit around and chit chat.  The Brits and Canadians are a ton of fun.  I wonder if people who haven't been here before are thinking the resort is boring.  I could be completely wrong as we don't spend much time around the main pool, so, maybe they do more when we aren't around. 
 
We've basically stayed close to the resort so far, but, tomorrow we're hitting Yal Ku lagoon and then on Monday (our anniversary) we're going to the Xel Ha ruins.  That is, after we have our picture taken by the very good photographer salesman that works for the resort. 
 
Being September, the mosquitoes are out in force, so, Im glad I brought my Sawyers spray.  It's the only stuff I find that really, really works. 
 
We've eaten in two ala cartes so far, the Asian Fusion and the "steakhouse".  The food is always so good, but, Id like to see more variety, especially at a restaurant that claims to be a steakhouse.  Tim tried to order just a plan ole steak at the steakhouse, but they only had either the passed skewers or a lamb burger.  No entrée steaks  And the salad bar (while missing the bat from last time, there's a story that goes with that) was not very big.  The Asian fusion was so far our favorite. 
 
Right now we are watching the rain pass as our lunch settles, and then, on to the gym. 
post edited by TeriA - 2017/09/09 15:08:25




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/09 22:53:58 (permalink)
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Loving your report.  Glad you are enjoying your stay. 
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/10 05:16:49 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update, really enjoy "live" reports, please post more when you can.

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/10 10:30:00 (permalink)
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Such a pleasure to read with my morning coffee...thank you!
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/10 18:38:18 (permalink)
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TeriA, thanks for taking time to update.  I just left yesterday.  Enjoy your stay.
 
WaterBaby, enjoy your time as well.  MB


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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/10 19:39:00 (permalink)
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Thanks TeriA - sounds like a wonderful trip
 
I heard the coastline experienced some strange drawing back and then wave (surges) similar to the islands near Hurricane Irma
 
How was it?

AASB in a few days
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/12 12:28:06 (permalink)
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So fun to read this!

 



 

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/12 18:35:32 (permalink)
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Wow Teri A, you definitely hit a better time than Tat and I.  This was our 14th time.  We were at ABBWR from August 21 - Sept 1 and the weather was not nice to us!  We only had maybe 3 days of full sunshine, as the skies were overcast, from what they told us, were the remnants of Harvey.  Also mucho rain and wind. And I've NEVER seen so many kids ever before, but we've always come from Jan - May.  We were told that August is European Vacation time.  I still love this place, as there are many of our favorites still there...Wilbert, Felipe, Tihmy, Carlos, Clemente, Wilberth, Tiger, Alex and Marianne, Karla, (Chocolate was on vaca) and of course Lele!
We asked for building 1 (first time ever, we always have been in 3)and got it...NEVER again would I ask for this building.  I have nothing against children, but this end of the beach is definitely where the families stay.
My biggest suggestion would be for the "serenity pools" (small infinity pools in front of each building) to be made "adult only"  these pools are taken over by kids all day long, even leaving their blow up toys the entire time they are staying...like it's their own personal kids pool.  The main pool is plenty big for families.  There definitely was no tranquility at all around these areas.  Not a big deal, as Tat and I have yet to ever get in a pool in Mexico.
Tat was able to get a great alacarte steak at the steak house, must depend on the day.  Also the Mexican restaurant was the best ever!  I had the sea bass and he had an amazing filet!  Try it next time.
We will continue to go back, as with Apple, we still get the best bang for our buck at ABR. 

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/12 19:24:33 (permalink)
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Hi Gem. thanks for your update.  I had heavy rain for first two days (arrived on 9/2) and things leveled out and it got kinda scary with the earthquake by Oaxaca with the strange earthquake lightening and the ocean calming down considerably.  
 
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/20 03:14:43 (permalink)
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Been back for almost a week now, and still trying to get back into real life.  The trip was both great and kind of so-so.  We had interesting weather.  Towards the last half the heat was close to unbearable.  It was so still, and so hot that we even fled our bali bed for the air conditioning in our room on a couple of afternoons.  Normally I wouldn't even consider leaving the beach, but, it was really bad.  Going inland was complicated by the stillness bringing the mossies out in large numbers all day long.  I went thru an entire bottle of Sawyers spray.  So glad I brought it. 
 
Turned out Water Baby was our next door neighbor.  That was pretty cool, but, we only saw them once as we were leaving the room and they were coming back.  Chatted for a bit about the snorkel tours and some violators that Water Baby saw coming into the bay in boats.  Oh, if I were queen of the world, I'd clean some clocks in a hurry.  
 
We spent Sunday afternoon cooling down in Yal Ku Lagoon.  It was too murky due to the remnants of Irma stirring up the ocean, but, with the heat it felt good to be in the much cooler water.  I hadn't been there before, and I'm not sure we will bother to go back.  Not real impressed, but, then again, as I said, it was murky. 
 
Monday morning we had our photo shoot with the resort photographer, Nilo.  He was so much fun, and does a great job of making these two old folks look pretty good.  I'll be posting pictures as soon as I finish organizing them.  He took almost 100 pictures, and we ended up with 33 to pick from.  We bought 15 pictures, plus a dvd, $300 US.  I think it was on the pricey side, but, it was our anniversary, so we splurged.  
 
Then Monday around noon we went to the Xel Ha ruins site.  We were the only people there, other than the caretaker at the front entrance.  We explored, climbed the ruins, and were surprised at the amazingly good condition of the murals.  But, again, the mossies were really bad, and even with repellent they were getting us, so, we cut our time short and didn't get all the way back in the jungle where the Jaquar site has a truly incredible mural that we plan to go back to see someday.  
 
Did a little souvenir shopping on Tuesday to bring each of the kids something, but, this trip we really didn't buy very much for ourselves.  Well, other than the pictures we had taken. 
 
I agree that the infinity pools get taken over by kids who could be in the main pool.  Staying in bldg 3 we didn't have too much of a problem, but, it did happen, and I just tried to remind myself that we are on vacation and to not stress about it.  I wish their parents would be more understanding of the adults who are trying to have just as much of a pleasant vacation as they are, and realize those small pools were intended to be a place where adults can have quiet pool time.  
 
The resort seems to be taking on a cruise ship mentality, where most guests sit around and do nothing but eat, drink, and talk.  That's fine, I have no beef with how someone spends their vacation, I just miss the balance of activity, too.  Chocolate Alex is so frustrated in trying to find music that makes everyone happy, and even when he books in an amazing band, no one gets up and dances.  He's even had people complain that there is too much Latin music.  Okay, I get it.  Not everyone can Salsa dance.  But, it's Mexico.  What kind of music did you expect to hear?  And when he tried to balance the music with more rock, or oldies, more complaints that there wasn't enough Latin music.  He just can't win.  
 
Ah well, not my circus, not my monkeys.  
 
We never saw the spotted eagle ray, and we tried to find him, so, either we were missing him or he has moved out to sea.  Barry is still hanging around, as is Pedro.  We even saw a black and white lion fish straight out from the buffet nearer to the reef.  Also saw some scorpion fish here and there.  The bay in general seemed to be starting to pick up steam as far as new coral growth.  There were patches and fields of new growth, even in the bleached out areas.  It was so nice to see.  As far as sargassum, there was some, but, nothing like years past.  I was just glad we could snorkel without it getting tangled up in my hair.  Seemed like in front of Lol Ha and HAC there was a deliberate choice to let it accumulate which was smart as you could feel the difference in the sand where the seaweed had kept it from eroding out to sea with the waves.  It was much deeper and softer behind the seaweed line.  So, somebody knows what they're doing.  
 
That said, it appeared that the Secrets may have been bringing sand in.  The normally soft powder along the shore in front of their property was suddenly full of tiny shells when just a day or so before there had been none.  It was in very clear piles, as though it had been brought in wheel barrels and dumped.  Not sure what the thinking is there but was glad when we crossed the border to ABBWR and the sand was soft again.
 
The damage to the town of Akumal was so sad to see.  I wish things would get worked out and the powers that be would invest in making the area the way it once was.  
 
We finally made it to the Gourmet ala carte and weren't terribly impressed.  Well, it may have been what we ordered just didn't go together very well.  The foi gras appetizer was amazing, but, we were split on our review of the cold crab soup.  I couldn't finish mine, it just wasn't tasting that great.  It was good, just not great.  Tim on the other hand thought it was amazingly good, so, it might have just been me.  By the time the entree came I was wishing I hadn't ordered puree duck canneloni.  Way too heavy, and the a/c wasn't pushing like I was wishing it was.  Dessert was out of the question, at least for another hour.  As usualy, it was ice cream and desserts at the buffet later that night.  
 
The buffet really kicked butt.  I would only ask that they provide a supply of spoons by the ice cream station.  The tables weren't always completely set with teaspoons, and the giant soup spoons were in short supply at the soup station.  If you were there when it was busy it could take a while to get one from one of the wait staff, and they don't like you getting them for yourself.  We frequently did anyway, followed by a disappointed Lemuel scolding his staff about not noticing that we needed a spoon.  
 
I'll be getting those pictures and videos up asap.  So , stay tuned.  




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/20 05:12:49 (permalink)
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Thanks for the updates Teri and Gem!
Pix would be great.
 

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/20 06:53:01 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reporting Teri.  The weather sounds kind of stifling and that can get just as old as constant rain.  Will you return next year?
 
Are you willing to elaborate about town?
 
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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/20 19:35:40 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reporting Teri.  The weather sounds kind of stifling and that can get just as old as constant rain.  Will you return next year?
 
Are you willing to elaborate about town?
 
Happy Anniversary!


 
Oh, we will absolutely return.  The negatives are far outweighed by the positives, even with respect to the tour operators and the people who are trashing the public beach access area.  I'm hoping in time all of that will be just a bad memory and a tope on the road to a better protected and managed bay area.  The town as I refer to it is the area on the beach side of the highway.  We really haven't spent any time in the puebla, so, have no idea what is going on over there as far as "progress" or changes.  I just feel so bad for what we are all losing in the sense of a quaint little place but as in all things once discovered, it is up to all of us to take responsibility for the impact we are having on that delicate ecosystem and still support the hard working locals.  
 
We are planning a trip to Italy next year, so, unless we find a way to swing it, we may not be back to Akumal until 2019.  When we do come back, we want to bring our kids again.  Hoping they have matured enough to not be bored, and maybe find what we have found in the Italian philosophy of La Dolce Vita when visiting Akumal.  They used to love the place, but, they were younger, and that was largely before the reno's when the animacion staff had few children to entertain so the girls were kind of the center of attention.  Now that there are so many guests, and occupancy rates are holding steady at a high level, the girls will have to accept that they are no longer going to have the run of the place.  Maybe, being a few years older than the last visit will make all the difference. 
 
 




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/21 06:56:04 (permalink)
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Changes.  Always a little difficult.  Italy sounds great though.  We are going to HMB in November to see for ourselves if the charm is still there.

 



 

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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/21 17:32:02 (permalink)
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TeriA - Thanks for your great report.  I always enjoy your reports.  We're also long-time visitors to Akumal, ABR, and ABBWR and agree with most all of your comments.  We know what you mean about the spoon-shortage.  So much so, that I usually keep a plastic spoon in my purse, just in case.   [I enjoyed watching your vow renewal on the webcam - forget how many years ago that's been.]




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Re: Eighth trip to ABBWR Sept 5th thru Sept 14th 2017/09/22 20:41:16 (permalink)
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Great report TeriA! We are hoping to go again in May for 10 days.  
 
Crunch....I want a report when you get back!!  We are hoping to take a short trip to Puerto Vallarta in November as long as my son is still doing well.  It's only a 3 hour flight for us instead of the 5 to Cancun.  We don't want to be too far away from home since it's only been 6 months since his transplant. 
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