We put Wyatt down for a nap as soon as we got settled in the room, so Jeff & I sat on our patio and enjoyed the view. Jeff left to do a little exploring and returned with two Orions, which is never a bad thing. Seriously, sitting in deck chairs, gazing at the beautiful ocean, sipping yummy beer? That's a good way to start a vacation!
After lunch, we went all got suited up for the pool; no surprise, but Wyatt loved it. The kids area was just shallow enough for him to walk around the outside, holding onto the edge. He also loves Japanese people and - go figure - the resort was full of them and they were equally fascinated with him. Around 3:00, servers started wandering around the pool with big trays of fruit. We learned that Wyatt loves watermelon. He's never had it before (and probably won't again for a while) because watermelon is one of those freakishly expensive things here; you know, like $20 for a small one. But hey, that's what all-inclusive is all about, so Wyatt ate lots of watermelon in three days and we learned to keep an eye on him because he'll eat it right down to the rind!
So day one wrapped up in a not-so-hot way, with Wyatt refusing an afternoon nap and us slamming down an early dinner because he was in NO MOOD to be there. Club Med seems to have the theory that everyone should become friends, which is fine, but also a little embarassing when you're sitting at dinner with very polite Japanese people and your kid is throwing food on the floor. Nice. But we enjoyed talking with Ben, the watersports manager from Australia, during dinner and learned that the staff is very international and rotates from resort to resort every 4-6 months. He seemed to understand when we virtually sprinted from the table to get our seriously cranky kid to bed!