We had the most amazing vacation of all time. If I did not have a little boy to come home to, I would have started paperwork on a visa! We did not want to leave! I cried on the second day telling Curt how much fun I was having. It was just so wonderful to be together and let those lighthearted, fun, adventurous, smiling 19 and 20-year-olds come out and remind us why they fell in love. There were no fights, no stressful conversations, no worrying (only wondering) about Jackson. There was nothing but great. We laughed until we cried. We watched our wedding video. We snorkeled at Xel-Ha. I swam with dolphins. We kayaked. I spoke in Spanish. We ordered room service as many times as we wanted. I gained a few pounds. And it was so worth it.
I was militant about my sunscreen but I could not beat the sun. It was seriously stupid of me to go down there without a base tan. My face never burned but it is darker than I wanted it to be. As you can see, my arms and my shins got a little red.
If anyone is wondering which resort we went to, it was an all-inclusive called El Dorado Royale in the Mayan Riviera. The casitas are about to split off into their own resort called Casitas Royale. Whether you go to the El Dorado side or the Casitas side, it is an incredible place and they treat you like kings and queens.
I am the new spokeswoman for getting away with your hubby for a few days if you're a new mom and you haven't done that yet. Go to a place where you won't see a lot of babies (that will make it easier) and invest in your marriage! The grandparents are probably chomping at the bit to keep your youngun and if they're not, I'm so sorry. Ask God to provide a way. Do it! You'll be so glad!
The room was absolutely amazing. We stayed in a "casita" and the room was round, making it hard to depict the wonderfulness of it all in one picture. There was a regular tub/shower as well as a jacuzzi tub and a roofless shower.
We had requested a second floor casita but we ended up in a first floor "swim up" room. The Lord gave us an upgrade! We loved having water two steps from our porch.
The view from our porch.
Our porch had a day bed and a hammock - perfect for reading when we'd had enough sun. There was a table for our room service breakfasts - cream cheese stuffed french toast with almonds!
The view from the "palapa" where I went when I rolled out of bed each morning.
In front of the palapa.
Great quiet times.
The palapa. Isn't it awesome?
The candlelight, beachfront dinner that was complimentary since we were celebrating our anniversary.
One of our waiters brought flowers to our table when he found out it was our anniversary.
I will have a few more pictures and stories when I get my waterproof camera developed.