Friday, March 22, 2013


At 2:00 this morning we arrived home from a pretty perfect vacation to Mexico.  We left on Saturday afternoon after a leisurely breakfast at home.  The airport was empty besides the people on our flight, and our wait in the lounge went by quickly, as did the flight.

We were in the Mayan, at BlueBay Grand Esmerelda - a very large, and very beautiful resort.  The rooms were huge, beds were comfortable, and showers couldn't have been better.  We spent the first evening with our pals, and it was a great way to start off our vacation.  

Our friends Suzanne and Mike tied the knot in a lovely beach side ceremony on St. Patrick's day.

Congratulations to the gorgeous, happy couple!

The weather was incredible every day; we got a bit too much sun on Monday, but it didn't slow us down (we missed about -32 weather while we were gone).

No matter how late we went to bed, I still popped out of bed at about 7:00 feeling great and raring to go.  Breakfast was my favourite meal of each day. The selection was great, and I couldn't get enough of the coffee.  It was naturally creamy, smooth, and almost chocolaty. 


I also loved the green juice made with celery, parsley and pineapple.

We only ate lunch once or twice, because we were usually still full from breakfast.  I thought the pasta was the best part.  It was perfectly cooked, and always piping hot.  The ginormous kiwi (it doesn't look ginormous in this picture, but it was) made a great dessert.

We went in to Playa del Carmen one day, and had really good tacos.  


I did some pretty good bartering for a blanket and some vanillaMy idea of bartering is that I set a price and you come down to it, but I don't budge at all.  It worked.

I learned a new card game (Golf) with some pals one sunny afternoon ...

Other afternoons were spent lounging by the pool, or swinging at the swing bar.

We drank our weight in "Cristal" each day in an attempt to stay hydratedNot exactly the Cristal we've come to appreciate, but refreshing nonetheless ;-)

All of our dinners were enjoyed at Al a Carte restaurants, and we didn't even get to try them all.  Some highlights are pictured below:


The French restaurant was definitely the best that we visited.  Christopher had one of the best salads I've ever tasted, and my soup was to-die-for.  The chicken was also a win.

After getting home this morning, I got into bed at 3:30 a.m., and set my alarm for 6:30 a.m. for work.  Brutal.  Luckily I didn't feel that awful - just a little dizzy/loopy.  

We love vacations.

One week from today - New Orleans!

How was your week?  Any plans for the weekend?


Simply Life said...

looks like a beautiful place to marry!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Wow - what a nice vacation!

Amber said...

Yayyy I loved our all inclusive vacation to Mexico. Can't wait to get back there. Glad you guys had such a great time!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh wow, that 'night of sleep' must have felt like a long nap!! I am glad you didn't have to go back to a full week of work as that would have been brutal I think! Sounds like a wonderful vacation. All the food looks delicious - especially the tacos!!

Kacy said...

Looks fabulous! Jealous!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time!!

Allysia said...

Woo hoo - sounds like you had a blast! That green juice sounds incredible, I'm gonna have to try it sometime. Also I love that picture of Chris...and the one with both of you, so cute! And so stoked for your New Orleans trip!