Thursday, April 9, 2009

Back from Mexico .... Feeling Lost

We are back from our trip and also back to the routine and schedule of the real world.  We had a wonderful 8 days in paradise.  The weather was wonderful, the resort was amazing, the ocean was breathtaking and the time away with my husband was so refreshing.  The only glitch in the trip was my camera was broke when we got there ... ugggg!!! We have a nice Canon Rebel and so I'm used to getting a lot of nice pics.  I was really bummed at first but quickly got over it and realized it was kind of nice not to have to haul the camera everywhere and try to get pictures of everything but instead just enjoyed God's creation and soaked it all in.  The last day I did say I wanted a couple pictures so we ended up buying a $10 film camera from Wal-Mart and took a few shots.  This camera and these pictures don't do our trip justice but at least we came home with a couple pictures.  I also forgot how crazy it is to actually bring a film in and wait for pictures instead of seeing them instantly on my computer.  We are spoiled.  My camera is going to cost a lot to fix so I am researching new cameras that will go with my lenses I have.  In the meantime I am feeling very lost without my camera!! I am borrowing a friends to at least get a couple Easter shots this weekend! 

This was the view of our resort from our window.  It has been open less than a year so everything was still nice and new.  A couple of my favorite things in the room were the jacuzzi tub and the Westin Heavenly Bed.   There is nothing like a nice relaxing bath with out kids interrupting you and a wonderful night sleep in a comfy bed after a tough day at the beach. 
It is amazing that a person can jump right out of bed at 6 or 6:30 when the ocean, beach and a little Starbucks is waiting for you.  The mornings were beautiful as the sun was rising.  We of course went down to get the prime lawn chairs to spend our days in but also did usually take a long morning or afternoon walk on the beach. 

The weather was beautiful except for being a little windy.  If it wouldn't have been windy it would have been crazy hot though and we would have lived in this pool! 

This was our daily view of the pool and the ocean from our chairs.  I know, it was a tough 8 days but someone had to do it.  I got a lot of reading in which I will have to do a post on some of the books I devoured in the sun! 

This was our last evening in Mexico.  We had fun trying to figure out what restaurant to spend our evenings at.  A number of evenings we took the local bus into town and ate at some of the local places.  These were probably our favorite meals, real authentic Mexican food!   Oh I miss chips and yummy guacamole pool side! 


The Kaylor Kastle said...

I just had 24 hours alone with Todd and it was amazing, so I have NO idea what it would be like to have 8 days straight. The resort looks amazing you lucky duck!!!

Kathy said...

Your photos look like post cards--the resort is so beautful!! Welcome back! Your trip sounds perfect, and I agree, the Westin Heavenly bed is definitely the best. I'm glad you had a relaxing time--what an amazing treat! 8 :) Have a blessed Easter!


Shans said...

Ahh..that looks so relaxing and just beautiful! I am so glad you had a great time but so sorry to hear about your camera. Hopefully you are able to get it fixed or find a new one soon. I know how anxious I would be without would be like losing my left arm :)

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