Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"Oh Mexico, You Sound So Sweet..."

Paradise.

That's pretty much the only way to describe our vacation in Cabo San Lucas.

Ryan's mom and stepdad bought a timeshare there this year, and got a "bonus week" for being new owners. They generously invited us, Ryan's stepsister Laurel, and various other friends/coworkers. We had a group of 15 and I couldn't have asked for a more fun group of people to spend 4 days in Cabo with. We had our own chef and bartender, so we only left the house a few times. Boy, were we spoiled.

I'll try to organize my pictures by topic, since all the days kind of ran together!

The House


This place was amazing. There were two bedrooms per floor, and everyone had their own pool. We spent most of our time at the main pool on the bottom floor/beach level with the swim-up bar, and our morning pool time on the top floor pool since it got the most sun.


Most of the floors had an indoor/outdoor pool feature, which was so cool!


The View

Anytime you google Cabo, pictures of "The Arches" will inevitably come up. Actually, this was all I could picture when preparing for our trip. I was incredibly lucky that our house was positioned with the perfect view of the rocks and Lover's Beach. The sun set on the other side of the rocks, but we got a great view of the sunrise each morning!








Where we ate breakfast and lunch every day
Perfection, no?

Swimming with the Dolphins

On Saturday, some of the girls (Laurel, her friend Olivia, Ryan's mom Marni, and I) went to swim with the dolphins. This was by far one of the neatest things I've ever done! You're in a salt water pool with several other people, but each group gets their own dolphin to swim with and pet. I was amazed at how smooth the dolphin's skin was, but they're so muscular! 





I still can't believe I got a kiss from a dolphin! That'll be a memory that'll last forever!

Pool days

We spent 99% of our day by the pool, and I wouldn't have had it any other way in Mexico! 


We indulged in way too many Coronas, chips, pico de gallo and guacamole (oh my goodness, so fresh and amazing), Dirty Monkeys (some kind of frozen concoction with rum, bananas, and chocolate), Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers, and Mai Tais. Hey, when in Rome...

As evidenced by the aftermath at the pool bar on our first night in Cabo...
Ryan's trying to pretend I'm topless in the bottom left picture...
The Gang

Laurel, Olivia, Ryan, and I were the youngest members of our 15-party group, but we had an amazing time making new friends! 

        Ryan and his mom       |  Laurel and Cotton playing on the beach   | Laurel and her dad Scott

Pictures on our 2nd night: the usuals, plus Lance (bottom left), and Glenn and Alex (top right)

Dinner at an Italian restaurant on our final night in Cabo
(Sheri and Sherm with her brother Glenn, bottom left) (Lance, Cotton and me, bottom middle)

The trip was amazing and I kept waking up honestly thinking I was dreaming! I'd love to go back to Cabo one day (except I'm pretty sure no other trip will compare) as it reminds me a lot of Hawaii. 

Having a hard time believing it's really over, but we're back to reality now!

1 comment:

Christie said...

Wow! I'm jealous....looks like you all had a great time!

I found you through Whispering Sweet Nothings and I'm your newest follower because you're a Clemson fan! ;) J/K!

I look forward to getting to know you!

Christie
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