I'm back in New Jersey after spending 5 days in Mexico and it's somehow hotter in NJ than it was in Mexico. Hello 101 degrees temperature! Whew, take me back to Mexico so I can have a break from the heat!
Last week, Stephen and I packed our bags and made a run for the border! As a graduation gift to me, Stephen told me he wanted to take me on a trip so last Monday we headed to Playa del Carmen in Mexico!
Up and ready to catch our flight to Cancun!
This was Stephen's first trip out of the country and he was ready to get his first stamp in his passport. He got his first passport late last year and since he's a huge Cowboys fan, I got him a personalized passport cover for Christmas.
Stephen was so excited to get a window seat...until we got to our seat. He was seriously the only "window" seat without a window. I blame the Krutz Kurse.
We decided to stay at the Hilton Playa del Carmen and it's smack in the middle of town but also a beachfront property.
After a day full of traveling -- and not enough eating -- we headed to our room to drop off our luggage and head out to find a snack.
Our room was huge!
We explored the resort a little while we waited on our dinner reservation and then we crashed.
We had a pet for about a day before housekeeping finally shooed him away. We named him Jiminy Crickett -- Jim for short. He was originally sitting on top of our door so I ran in and out of the room because I was worried he was going to fall off and land in my hair.
My sunhat and a drink in his hands...he was in his happy place!
We camped out by the pool every day we were there.
If you were looking for me at all last week, I was here: poolside with a book in my hand! (Be on the lookout for my book review later this week!)
Cleaned up and ready for dinner!
We hit up the Brazlian-style restaurant where they keep bringing you meat as long as that little circle is flipped to green.
Walking around the resort before the evening entertainment.
This place was huge, but it never felt overcrowded.
The theme of the evening was masquerade and the opening act was The Three Tenors.
Then the main event started and our jaws dropped at the acrobatics.
As someone who can barely touch my toes, we were amazed.
That's it for our first two days! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the rest of our trip.