I don't care how selfish I am...I won't even begin to feel guilty about taking a mini-vacation 10 days before school's out. This weekend was so needed. If not for me (who can make it another 6 days), then for Mitch who hasn't seen the light of day since we went to Fayetteville last September! I promise you we are still counting down til he's actually going to be off for week in July.
What's better than an all-inclusive, worry free resort with no children? Not much as far as I'm concerned. Most people have taken some sort of vacay of the sort, so no need to go into detail. Typical resort restaurants (mostly delicious), endless drinks/ing by the pool or on the beach. What makes a getaway like this even better?? GREAT Friends old and new!!! I'll let the pics do the talking...
|How to get a girl outta bed and to the airport...|
Give her Starbucks and tell her she'll be on the beach in 4 hours
|Beach bags for the guests...came in super handy|
|A view of the resort...this is just one section...it's kinda huge|
Here's how the rest went down...
|I drank a lot of champagne...|
I can't help it...it's my favorite!
|We did a lot of this...|
|While doing nothing...|
we watched parasailers...
|...and I harassed the wildlife for photo ops...what's new.|
|If we weren't on the beach...we were poolside with the gang...|
Day 3 of Caribbean Sun = t-shirts on in the pool
|...and we loved every minute of it!|
Occasionally we got out of suits (the bathing ones) to eat dinner...I forgot to pack Mitch close-toed shoes, so he trekked over to the Mexican Super Wal-Mart (for real) for a pair that could get him through the night...then we saw a few guys in flip-flops at dinner...WTF...our friends were turned away the night before for not having the right shoes on.
|Mexican food was yum...but so was every other meal we had|
I took some randoms here and there...
We did actually go for a wedding...
|Us and Jacob (groomy)|
|The Beautiful Bride...|
|...and the Gorgeous skirt to her dress...kinda in love with it|
The best part to any wedding though is the obvious...Reception on the beach with unlimited amounts of laughter and dancing! We all look kinda crazy in most of the pics, so I can only offer a little glimpse...
|post wedding cocktail hour with of course...champagne|
|followed by a beachside reception|
|one relaxed, happy dude|
|Going out in style on our last night in Playa|
|some of the guys|
|some of the Michiganders|
It was sad to go so quickly, but we had a perfectly fun and relaxing time.
|last day :(|
Did ya see a theme?
It was purple...I had NO IDEA that their wedding would be full of purple...and I showed up with a purple swimsuit and a purple dress for the wedding...probably the only two purple things I own. I also packed for like a week and a half and wore about 2 days worth of stuff because we were in the pool or on the beach the whole time. Oh well...had I packed light, I would've needed more clothes. Better be safe than sorry.
As for moi...
6 Days of School left for the 2010-2011 School Year!!!!