Hi friends!! I hope you Tuesday is off to a good start. My started on a rather….icky note due to a furry little guy thinking it was okay to potty inside last night… My dogs are very well behaved and potty trained, but every once in a while.. I won’t name any names (eh hem… Riley…) one of the pups decides he isn’t going to wait until he gets to go outside. Fortunately the accident was not on carpet… unfortunately I walked right into it my gym shoes this morning in the dark while getting ready to run on my treadmill. So yeah.. it has been one of THOSE days already and its not even 9am.
But let’s focus on the positive, shall we? My husband and I just got back from the most amazing vacation ever in Cancun, Mexico!! After a hectic morning last Wednesday (my husband forgot his backpack at home when we were on the way to the airport) and a flight connection from hell (for some reason my name was under our reservation twice and my boarding pass wouldn’t let me board our connecting flight to Mexico… they worked to fix it for 20 minutes… meanwhile my husband is on the plane freaking out that I am not going to get on and I’m freaking out thinking he is going to Mexico without me… they finally got it fixed with about 1 minute to spare..). Needless to say, we were more than ready to get to Mexico and our resort when we finally arrived late Wednesday afternoon.
We took a short shuttle ride to our hotel, Riu Palace Las Americas. This was the first time my husband had stayed at an all-inclusive resort so he was pretty skeptical. I had been to Cancun and all inclusive resorts quite a few times over the years and think it is the way to go for a relaxing, stress-free vacation in the sun. This resort is absolutely stunning and did not disappoint!
I have stayed at Riu resorts before and while they are all pretty nice, this one was exceptionally nice. It is also an adults-only resort so I think they definitely helped with the peaceful atmosphere and everything is geared towards adults so that is nice.
There are 5 or 6 restaurants in the resort and none of them require reservations, which is always nice. There is one buffet and the rest are sit-down dining.
The food was amazing. So fresh and tasty. My husband was so skeptical that the food wouldn’t be good at an all-inclusive, but even he raved about it. On our last day he said, “well I didn’t have one bad meal.” so I think that explains how good it was!
The resort was beautifully decorated with lots of lights for the holidays. We went to the nightly show (different every night) most nights, but our favorite was the star impersonations show. They did Brittney Spears, Elvis, Beyonce and more. It was amazing!
I am proud to say that all 4 mornings we were there we made it to the gym! We also played lots of games/sports during the day. My husband loved the ping pong tournament… until a guy almost 3 times his age beat him. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I did more lounging… and swimming up to the bar.
I mean.. a cold pina colada on a hot day… doesn’t get much better than that.
Speaking of the weather.. it was amazing! In the 70s and 80s every day except for a little scattered rain on Sunday. We weren’t too upset though… we just sat under covering and read our books!
The pool is more our kind of place, but we did take a couple walks on the beach.
I loved having lunch at the resort and piling my plate high with a big ole salad! yum!
Oh and mimosas and beer with lunch :).
My husband entered the football throwing contest… he did not win. 😉
The entertainers asked us if we walked to play water volleyball… we said sure why not. They later told us it was tequila volleyball. Every time you missed the ball, they poured tequila in your mouth… Tequila is not my thing so I tried my hardest. 🙂
Thursday night we went the theater before dinner for a little Black Jack. Thankfully it was fake money. Gambling stresses me out. 😉
I’m better at drinking pina coladas. 😉
Thursday and Friday nights we went to the Japanese restaurant because we loved it so much!
We may have had that sushi platter times 3! 🙂 So yummy!
Love this guy!! So grateful for time away from work and our crazy schedule to spend quality time together. It is so important to us.
I will finished recapping our wonderful trip to Mexico tomorrow!! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!
- What was the highlight of your weekend?
- How is your morning going? Better than mine I hope. 😉
- What re you eating for lunch today?