Tuesday, August 18, 2009

La Cucaracha Part 2

Part of what made this vacation so great for me was the fact that I only left the resort one day out of the seven I was there. The boys had activities about every other day, but I got to lay on the beach every single day. It was Heaven to me. The men had a day of golf, and some of them visited Chichen Itza. I enjoyed the resort, ate, got a massage, and read. It was a perfect week.

There were storms that brewed over the sea a few afternoons, but none of them ever touched land. It was a great combination because we got to enjoy a spectacular view and never had to leave the beach. There was even some slight cloud coverage on our 5th day, which felt great.

No one cooperates when I want to take pictures:

We went into town for dinner and ate at the amazing Chicago Ristorante. It is the best food we have had in Playa. We were serenaded several times by locals throughout our meal.

We feasted on steak, coconut shrimp, strawberry and spinach salad, and Lithuanian ravioli.


Grandma and the baby boys.

The lighting on the street was so beautiful at night. I could have mosied around forever.

Mari was $15 richer after she ate a large twig of rosemary.


On our final day in Mexico, we headed to Isla Mujeres. It was every bit as amazing as I remembered. This time, because we had such a large group, we chartered a yacht and sailed our way over to the island, making a stop to snorkel on our way.

Joshua

me and my pops

my cousin David with his wife Kim

the coolest kids in town, Micah and Cole

Kristine and Micah

Dad and his baby sister Aunt Cynthia

Cody, Patrick, Cole and Luke

Chris danced for me, it must have been my lucky day.

Cool Hand Luke

Cute Kris

Dad and Grandma Rita

When we snorkeled we saw a lot of great tropical fish, including 5 barracuda. Grandma got a private tour.

Luke was ready to go. They made everyone wear life vests, no one was excited about it.


Once we were on the island, we rented golf carts and explored the island. I wish I had video of my dad and Luke in their golf carts. They were maniacs, flying over speed bumps, racing people, and off roading.

Everything looks like this, bright, run down and awesome.


We stopped by an aquarium on our way around the little island.

We saw baby turtles,

sea horse, and a shark.


The boys wanted to dip Josh's head in the water to see how the shark would respond...no thank you!
Don't let this picture fool you, this mean guy was at least 6 feet long.

My husband hit his head on the top of our golf cart.

He wouldn't wipe the blood off all day because he thought it looked cool.


We spent the afternoon on North Beach. It is the greatest beach because it stays only two feet deep for at least 100 yards.

The cute boys

Kristine gave herself an exfoliating teatment with the buttery sand.
My black brother with little Micah dude.

The whole fam-dam

On our way back to Cancun, we were all pretty worn out. Most people were sprawled on the deck taking naps. The crew would have none of this. They came out, in full fiesta gear, and started a party. They are used to people taking full advantage of the open bar, so they probably thought we were the most boring people alive. They woke us all up sining 'La Cucaracha' and made us all drink soda shots. They started with the four year old, which I thought was awesome. They sang and danced until every one got a shot. It was hilarious.



The week ended with a few more tennis matches.


Ryder is one athletic litle boy. He is very naturally gifted.

We were all sad the trip was over. It was everything we needed. I love spending time with my family. It makes my heart happy. I'm so glad we were able to enjoy a perfect week in paradise with them.

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7 comments:

Brittany & Blake said...

This looks amazing! What was the name of your resort? What a fun family vacation! this is brittany (patterson)webster from Valencia

lori and clark remington said...

Courtney,
Your family is so cute. It looked like an amazing trip. You all take many amazing trips...I think it's so great that you are so close and have so much fun together.

Rachel said...

Fun to hear about the details of your trip!

Adam & Samantha said...

I am SOOOO Jealous! Adam and I have Canucn on our next spot to visit! When we go I will have to get lots of info from you, I love what it looks like! So happy you go to have a trip to relax and get tan.

Brittany and Johnse said...

wow looks like an amazing trip and beautiful place!! what fun trips you have gone on this summer! great memories...Sorry about your hunnies head...it's so typical boy to leave the blood...men are gross! LOL

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

The water is SO amazing!! I want to go back so bad!! I loved that break!

the organic kitchen said...

The most beautiful water! And Patrick's tennis outfit wasn't bad either. Poor Josh first the finger then the head!?