It's the 1st time in ages that I've completely missed the peak bloom, but it's hard to be too sad about it when we were trading it all in for the sunny skies of Mexico. We've now returned from a fantastic trip with our neighbors to Playa del Carmen! Other than our flight leaving 2 hours late due to technical issues, travel was so easy with multiple kids to entertain each other. (That, and electronics.)
As depressing as it was to leave our little slice of heaven, the trip back was just as easy. The kids even got to meet the pilot and sit in the cockpit on our return flight!