Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hola Mexico!

What a fantastic trip we just had to Mazatlan, Mexico! In-cred-i-ble! This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary so we wanted to do something big. Britt's heart had been set on Hawaii, but we changed our minds after a recommendation to a resort in Mazatlan called Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay (you've GOT to check it out!!). We had the best time! You know how photos online usually highlight the best parts of a place and are made to look even better than in real life? Well, they were absolutely true to life. The resort was so fantastic, the food was delectable, the weather was mid-80's the whole week, we could go on and on. Seriously, if you want a great vacation, you will NOT be disappointed if you follow in our footsteps (because we followed in some friends'...). I don't even know if these pictures are the "highlights" really, but just some from our trip. We couldn't have done it without the help of family and friends watching our kids, so thank you, thank you.


The view from our room



It was dark, so you can't see, but we had just eaten at this cool restaurant at the resort. Behind us is an awesome pool.

Bird of paradise - just one of many beautiful flowers that adorn this place.

We were loving the daily maid service; then one night we came in thinking we left the TV on, but no...they come and "turn down your beds!" complete with a "Good Night" card and chocolate (and remote handy).


We ordered room service breakfast most of our mornings. The orange juice is about the freshest tasting thing I've had in my LIFE!! Barry enjoyed the eggs benedict; Britt had yogurt and an omelet this particular day. After coming in to a clean room daily, having our beds turned down nightly, eating such great food, Barry's favorite line (a little tongue-in-cheek) was "We deserve this!"

A view of part of the pool. We loved the poolside service (Britt decided that Mai Tai's are her favorite drink - virgin, of course). It's going to sound like our vacation centered around food (when DOESN'T life center around food, really?), but another favorite snack was chips and guacamole. This was the first time that we actually ran out of CHIPS long before the guacamole.

Another shot proving that indeed, the vacation DID center around food. This was at a "surf-n-turf" buffet. Yes, that is lobster in front of Barry. The salad/seafood bar at this place was a seafood lover's paradise. Barry loved the scallops and even ate (and liked) octopus (ew!).

We did a zip-line tour through the "jungles" of near-Mazatlan. The experience was really cool; the scenery wasn't so "jungley," unfortunately; maybe we hit the dead jungle season...

"Ya-hoo!"

And again...a cool restaurant on the beach where we had lunch one day.

Here's Baz taking off on a parasail...
...and Britt coming down from her ride. That was cool!


Ten whole years of marriage! Here's to another ten!

16 comments:

Marissa said...

Looks like so much fun. I would love to parasail. We may really have to get more details for a trip of our own someday.

Persianlass said...

10 years already!? Looks like you had a blast. No kids in the mix means you can have a great time anywhere, but the venue, I must admit looks amazing!

Wilde Family said...

WOW! You guys look like you had a blast! Congratulations you two, Happy Anniversary!

Lindsay K. said...

It looks like you had the best time. I was just thinking Sunday "man she looks tan!" I'm jealous.
There is nothing like getting away with your hubby, and vacations are all about the food for me too.

Will said...

What a great trip! Looks so beautiful and what a nice resort, great pool! Happy Anniversary!

Aubri said...

Oh my...to say I'm jealous would be an understatment! This year is our 10th anniversary too, and I'm sad to say we won't be doing anything cool like this. I'll just have to come back and visit your pictures again...and again! Glad you had fun, and yeah...great tan!!

emcghee said...

What a great trip, vacations are the best (tropical, of course!) That picture of you parasailing is the same beach we sat on for a week a couple months ago!

The Stancliff Family said...

I am so jealous! It looks like you had a great time! I can't even imagine how it would be without the kids for a week. We are just thrilled when they are all in bed by 8:30 and we have a WHOLE hour to ourselves! Did you pick up a little Spanish? I love Spanish with a British accent:)

BabinBlogger said...

We are soooo jealous! But glad you had a great time. Happy 10 years!

romanrobertaloftus said...

Happy Aniversary!! I'm glad you had a great time... and yes, you deserve it!

cynthia said...

is it possible to be jealous for you and happy for you at the same time? you DID deserve it!!

everything in life centers around good food. only idiots say otherwise. :)

Luana said...

It couldn't happen to two nicer people. Vacations are fun, but I always LOVE coming home. Lauren looked so cute on her birthday. I love her dress.

Kristan Carter said...

So fun...I am totally doing something like that for our 10 year....it makes you fall in love all over again...I am so glad you had so much fun.

Jen said...

Congratulations! I'm so jealous...your trip looked fabulous!!

Amy Jensen said...

Looks like so much fun! You guys did deserve it. I better go somewhere like that and eat food like that for my 10 year!

grandma debi said...

Hi Britt, I've never been on your blog. Beautiful fotos and how fun for you!!! I want to go there! I'm so glad you got away together and had such a wonderful time. Vacations are the best, aren't they? Almost as good as eating!!!
A. Debi