Akumal, Mexico: 1st day of debauchery

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Our pool by the sea on the first day.
My best friend was going to marry a wonderful girl in Akumal, Mexico, and a large group of his and her friends were going to spend a week there celebrating the union.  We were excited for the two of them, and hell this was a great excuse to go to Mexico.

I had already been in Belize for two weeks with my parents so I arrived early, already well tanned, and was found drinking rum in the pool when the rest of the crew showed up.  Nine of us had rented a really, really nice house on the edge of the sea for the week.  There was one couple, Stover and Ashley, and the rest of us were all single!  The house was officially named Ina Tan Kanab (Inna Gadda Davida), but we called it the Real World Akumal house, because you never know what will happen when you get that many singles together with that much alcohol.
Drinkin' and swingin'. We did this every day for a week.
...I'm sure the pictures will attest to that very fact.

The wedding was going to be big for an out of country affair.  We were looking forward to over 100 folks in such a small little beach community.  Texas had invaded Akumal!  The rest of our friends were all married or long term couples and had gotten their own condos and houses further north up the beach.  Of course, our house had no plans to get much sleep, so everyone ended up at our place every night, because the only rules were "no glass by the pool" and "be careful on the stairs!".  Everything else was fair game.  Que pachanga!

There was a little bar on the beach between our house and the rest of the wedding partys' accomodations.  La Buena Vida became our regular haunt at happy hour every evening, and for most dinners.  We could drink, eat, swing, karaoke, drink, play on the beach, climb the treehouse, and drink.  La Buena Vida had it all.  They even had the drinks with the little umbrellas in them that seem to be prerequisites for some folks' beach vacations.

So this May 23, 2007 was our first night in Akumal, and we made it a night to misremember.
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Our pool by the sea on the first d…
Our pool by the sea on the first …
Drinkin and swingin.  We did thi…
Drinkin' and swingin'. We did th…
Niki and Shelby (middle brother of…
Niki and Shelby (middle brother o…
We like umbrella drinks.
We like umbrella drinks.
Reid living La Buena Vida.
Reid living La Buena Vida.
La Buena Vida swing bar.
La Buena Vida swing bar.
Ash and I.
Ash and I.
Me and Bdoe.
Me and Bdoe.
Todd and Bonnie smooth on the ka…
Todd and Bonnie 'smooth' on the k…
Bdoe.  Did I mention we drank a bu…
Bdoe. Did I mention we drank a b…
Man down.
Man down.
Ockie and Jen.
Ockie and Jen.
La Buena Vida.
La Buena Vida.
At the Real World house.
At the Real World house.
Crazy on the beach.
Crazy on the beach.
The housemates.  We called it the …
The housemates. We called it the…
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photo by: E_Beth