Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Aye Cancun

Remember in my last post how I said that my husband spoils me, and that I would give more details later? Well, that time has come. On May 5 (Cinco de Mayo [and also Sadie Dog's birthday]) we went to Cancun for a week!

We went last year and used our timeshare to visit this specific resort. We ended up liking it so much, we bought a timeshare for that resort as well. See what I mean by spoiled? But I digress. Because we know we are going back yearly, we know that when we go to Cancun, we can do absolutely nothing and feel good about it. We don't feel obligated to go see the sights, or do the touristy stuff, or anything at all. We can do those things if we decide we want to while we're there, but we don't have to because we'll be back, and we can do it next year, or the next, or the next.

This year for Hubs' birthday, I bought us all day passes to Xel Ha, which turned out to be great (google it). We absolutely loved it... except for the bit where we all got sunburned, even though we reapplied sunscreen. Luckily, the burns weren't bad at all and turned into great tans.

We also decided to go swimming with the dolphins again this year because Baby Bean loved it so much.

Meet Andromeda

But other than that, we did nothing. We swam or lounged in the pool a lot. I did a lot of shopping and bought some fantastic jewelry. My favorite pieces are two mystic topaz rings and a mystic topaz pendant. GORGEOUS! I got a little Christmas shopping in already as well.

We ate some fantastic food. My new favorite restaurant is called Baby Lobster. The food there was soooo good, and for $40 US, we got enough food to feed all of us for three nights. We also ate at Hard Rock and Jimmy Buffet's Maragritaville.

Our suite looked out over some ancient Mayan ruins. And when I say looked out on them, I mean they were spitting distance from our balcony (no, we didn't prove this), which was kind of cool, and kind of awkward when you wanted to look out your window and there were people there. This picture was taken from our balcony, without the zoom.

Since Photobucket doesn't want to work tonight, I will add in just a few other favorite photos from our trip, for you viewing pleasure. Once I can get the slideshow feature working, I will post up a bunch more.

"Oh my goodness I just LOVE Mexico!"

Anyone a Cars fan?

Everything I ever wanted.

Awww crap! Not again!

Can't go to Mexico and not wear a sombrero!

Just plain cute.

My girl and me

Do you know what is really fantastic? I have lost 10 lbs since we went last year, and Hubs has lost 25. Its kind of nice to see the pictures from then to now. We've been working on shedding a few, so its great to see that our hard work is paying off.

So you don't think a trip to Cancun entitles me to the "Spoiled" title? Well then grab your undies, cause guess where else we are going this year? We will also be visiting Disney Land/Magic Mountain/California area. Still not enough? Well then how about our trip that is already booked for our little family of three to hop the pond for an almost 2-week visit to merry old England?! That's right, three awesome trips in one year!!! We are all so excited. I guess Hubs is making up for the couple of years where we didn't take any vacations other than the ones where we hopped in the car and drove for hours to visit friends and family. Well, not really. We were always travelers before, which is why we bought the timeshares to begin with. Our plans are to take at least two away vacations and one staycation every year.

Yep, I'm spoiled. Baby Bean is spoiled too. Hubs loves his girls. And if his girls love you, you might just be invited to one of our vacations, as one of my best friends just found out. :)

Okay, enough bragging. It's past my bedtime. Night!


Leah said...

Beautiful pictures!!! And going to England sounds amazing!

Carrie said...

I'm so jealous. I can't get my husband to let go of his responsibilities and go on vacation. The last trip we took - besides to go visit family or weddings - was our honeymoon in 2006. We were planning a 3-day trip 3 hours away to a beach, but he nixed it because he's got too much to do. (Self-appointed, never-ending to do list.) :/

Life Happens said...

What a fun vacation! And many more to come this year.

i can't believe how big baby bean is! It's like she hit a growth spurt or something.

And congrats on the weight loss. That's awesome for you guys. :)

Heather said...

Well I love that hubby spoils you because it means there might come a year where Australia is on the cards!

P.S. Sombrero piccie is sooo adorable!

Alex said...

Wow - you ARE spoiled! Love it!!! What a fabulous vacation.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful pictures! What a fabulous vacation!!! and more to come .... you are spoiled :)

I love the pictures of you and Baby Bean with the dolphins. I would like to go swimming with dolphins someday. I've gone swimming with manatees in Florida, but I haven't gone swimming with dolphins yet.

Potters said...

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Baby Bean looks like she had the time of her life. I can't wait to see pictures from you other tips.

Mazzy said...

This looks like so much fun!!! And one those add to the "awesome stuff you can do when you do not have a baby" list. I MISS TRAVELING.