Each year we are lucky enough to join family in Mexico for a week-long vacation at the Royal Caribbean and Royal Resorts. It's something we look forward to and has become a fun little tradition throughout our relationship. We mentioned troubles getting back home, but before getting into all that we wanted to share a little photo roundup of our week a little closer down near the equator.
This year's trip happened to coincide with Stephanie's (my daughter)
college spring break, so we had the pleasure of her company throughout
the week too! Surprisingly, the first few days of the week were cloudy, overcast and sometimes outright rainy. We've been used to clouds moving in and out quickly, but the sun is always center stage.
For example, what is wrong with the following image:
Sweatshirts and tropical drinks don't always make the best companions... Beginning to worry our entire week might be cloudy, we had to come up
with ideas for things to do outside of being poolside (my favorite
activity). I decided to take a walk and shoot the tropical flowers brightening up the landscaping since cloudy weather can sometimes prove to be the best for good shots:
We were also impressed to see a fairly large herb garden outside one of the resort restaurants and appreciated that they were keeping it local even in a high tourist area.
Just as we were beginning to accept the off weather, the sun came shining through to save the remainder of the week.
We didn't even notice any weirdness with the solar flare storms taking place, though Mary did get burned pretty badly once the sun finally came out. I began calling her "my little lobster" — it's an ongoing joke since I have that olive skin that always tans well.
Here we are at sunset during the last night there — Mary's all wrapped up to cover that burn, shhhh. Don't ask me what that is on my shorts, I have no idea.
It was a wonderful week in Mexico and we've both returned back refreshed and re-energized for getting back into the swing of things. Do you take regular family vacations or have a special getaway planned as your own spring break?
P.S. When we go on vacation we take Basil to a combined doggie daycare & overnight kennel. This trip was the longest he's ever stayed in an overnight facility (7 days) and it just wasn't the same without him while gone. We're happy to report he did well and also seems glad to be home.