March 28, 2016

Vacation Photos: Cancun Mexico

A couple weeks back we broke for spring as tradition has it, spending a week in Mexico to soak in the warmth. Now settled back home and rested, we're ready to take on the rush of spring activities — if only the season will make a lasting appearance. Today we've rounded up a collection of our favorite vacation photos and memories from our week in the sun if you care to visually walk along...

This trip is an annual favorite. Tim found direct tickets out of Dulles and we arrived in sunny Mexico about three and a half hours from boarding — pale from winter but smiles abound:

Our goal for the week was relaxing (OK and maybe a suntan for Tim). We didn't venture too far away from the resort this year — but enjoyed the tropical surroundings, white sand, sunset and happy hours. Hello, piƱa coladas!

We did happen upon a new-to-us dinner spot, El Fish Fritanga. It was low-key setting overlooking the bay and a bit off the beaten path for the more typical Hotel Zone restaurants:

We tried menu items like smoked marlin carpaccio and hoja santa con quesos, which translates to leaf with cheese, drank mojitos from glasses similar in size to fish bowls and sat under thatched palapas with string lights that glowed once the sun set over the bay.

This was one spot we'll put on the list to venture back to on future trips.

One of the resort features was a standard lap pool with 3 lanes reserved for swimmers — it was an infinity style format overlooking the community pool and ocean. Knowing the lap pool was here, I'd packed my racing suit and goggles as a way to get back in touch with my past in competitive swimming (minus the competitive part):

Each morning we'd rise as the sun was coming up over the water, grab a takeaway coffee and head down to the pool before anyone else was around. Pacing laps in the quiet with a view like this was incredibly calming, almost meditative experience.

As you can gather, it wasn't a week filled with activity, we really took the time to break and reset. In keeping with tradition, we wrapped the week with a dinner at our favorite steak & seafood restaurant in the Hotel Zone, Harry's:

Thanks for taking the time to check in on us today. If you're interested in seeing more photos from past trips to Mexico — take a look through our 2015, 2014, & 2012 recaps by clicking into the links provided on each date!

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