7 years ago this month I took a trip to an all inclusive resort just outside of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Since it's Throwback Thursday today, I thought I'd show and tell you a little bit about it.
Our resort was gorgeous and our room was the fanciest room I've ever seen. Giant and amazing. I wish I had some photos of it to show you but I do not. This was the view from our patio and in the bottom right corner you can barely see a corner of the wrap around pool we could step into every morning to help wake up.
It was right on the beach and beautiful.
My mom and I spent most of our time in this cabana. We would head there after breakfast and spend the day chatting, reading, and relaxing in the sun. Every once in a while a waiter would come by to see if we needed another margarita. Our friends and family would check in between their adventures but we were happy here soaking up the sun and enjoying the water.
This is my momma, looking pretty happy.
This was our view of the ocean.
One day we took a little daytrip into the city to shop and lunch and look around.
It was a very cute, very touristy town.
Another day we hired a guide and piled into a van to visit Ik Kil cenonte.
Look how amazingly lush that is. No theming, just nature.
Even the stairs down to the sink hole were gorgeous.
None of the pictures I have come close to doing it justice. Partly because I only had a point and shoot then, but I think a bigger part of it is it's just kinda magic down there so it's hard to capture.
We left the cenote to head for the main event: Chichen Itza!
Ancient ruins are my thing, so I had an amazing time there. I wish I could have stayed a lot longer. Or that I could go back. Maybe I will some day.
Hannah wanted me to be sure to mention that she "almost died" here. Which is a wee bit dramatic. It was amazingly hot though and our tour guide kept us out in direct sunlight for far too long telling us things most of us already knew. My mom had to skip most of the tour to rest in the shade, and even I was feeling a bit heat strokey by the time we headed back to the van. It was worth it though, as even she will admit. These pyramids are stunning and true marvels.
It's hard to believe this trip was so long ago! At the time we were so sure we'd be back, and soon. Danny did go back a couple of years later but neither Hannah and I have. We still have lots of time though.