First, thank you for your kind words and understanding about my mom. The internet is a pretty wonderful place, sometimes.
Now on to Mexico! We try to take one big trip a year, around our anniversary. It’s a great excuse to get away from everything and celebrate. This year we went to Mexico. Usually we are the type of travelers who want to see and do as much as possible, the idea being that it’s a huge commitment to leave Hawai’i – at minimum a 5.5 hour plane ride – so we might as well pack in as much as we can while we’re away. But with all the stress of the last 6 months we decided this year we would just relax somewhere with yummy cocktails and warm weather.
We spent 6 nights in Playa del Carmen, at the gorgeous, all-inclusive Grand Velas. Our days consisted mostly of: strolling the long, beautiful beach; lying out at the incredible pool; paddling up to the swim up bar when the mood struck us (often); eating incredibly fresh ceviche every afternoon because it was so good we couldn’t bring ourselves to try something different; and turning toasty bronze. We managed to pull ourselves away from the resort for one day to cross some things off the life list: zip-lining through the forest (not as scary as I expected), rappelling into a cenote to swim, and climbing Coba (terrifying). But really, the trip was about doing nothing. It was perfect.