Buenos dias, friends! Snow has covered the ground and trees outside…and the good news? The sun is shining! Who doesn’t love blue skies in the midst of winter? Speaking of the midst of winter, my wonderful hubby swept me away with him to Cancun, Mexico for a few days in the sun to celebrate Valentine’s Day and my birthday! While it was a business trip for him with a few meetings for a day and a half, we were fortunate enough to extend our stay for a few days. We enjoyed sailing on a Hobie Cat, snorkeling, relaxing poolside, trying new foods, waking up to view the sunrise, and networking and hanging out with friends and colleagues. On my birthday we went on an excursion called a Jungle Tour, where Reggie got to drive us in our own little two-seater yellow speed boat (along with 4 other pairs) through mangroves and out into the Gulf of Mexico to snorkel at a coral reef. Thankfully we had taken some time to practice snorkeling the day before! Having only snorkeled before on our honeymoon, I tend to get pretty anxious and lose control of my breathing, while looking out for sea creatures! We had a fun time seeing all kinds of little colorful fish and various coral and plant life. And we are pretty certain that we saw a baby barracuda from a distance! Our resort was a beautifully landscaped, all-inclusive, adult-only beachfront property with delicious food, several pools, friendly staff, and a variety of fun activities. I enjoyed yoga and Dance Fit/Zumba on the beach. I even got roped into a cornhole tournament on the beach with people from Wisconsin and California! While I didn’t win that tournament, I did savor the ocean breeze and sunshine while getting exercise! There were daily and nightly themed parties and live entertainment and ways to enjoy the outdoors.
We have many people to thank for such a wonderful getaway! To Bosch for surprising us with an upgraded room, thank you so much!!! To the friendly staff members who ensured we were having a great time: Axel (our sailing guide who also has two little boys – a 3 year old and a newborn!), Gennaro from Naples (who helped us book our Jungle Tour!), Alan (who made delicious margaritas!), Daniel and Gio (who made zumba on the beach a blast!), and Esther (who gave me birthday hugs and provided excellent service and smiles each day!). We also have to thank my parents for taking great care of our boys! We love you so much!!! And I must thank my dear hubby, Reggie! Because of his hard work and drive and passion for life and business, he has built a thriving business that includes incredible opportunities such as traveling, meeting great people, and getting out of our comfort zone by trying new things, like octopus ceviche, escargot, and facing and working through fears. I love you, Reggie, thank you for such a fantastic birthday!!!
Here are a few photos of the resort! I’ll share some of our iPhone photos on Facebook soon!
Until next time….Viva Mexcio!
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