Friday, February 27, 2009


Last week, I was fortunate enough to be able to go on an amazing trip to Mexico with my parents and grandparents. Unfortunately McKay was not able to go because his studies would not allow it. He still wanted me to go, and of course I am sure glad he did because as you can see from the pictures we had a magnificent time. We couldn’t of asked for better weather the whole time. Definitely warm enough to get a great tan and cool off in the big ocean but not dying for shade and water. It is, for sure, the best time of the year to go. Our rooms were awesome, huge and with the great ocean view. The resort was breathtaking and to say the least Large! For example to get from one end to the other they had shuttles. There were tons of restaurants, stores, shows and activities, including kayaking and snorkeling, along with the biggest pools I have ever seen. The service was always available and accommodating. Always! ☺ The spa, of course, was one of my favorites, being a very peaceful place. We all received massages and mom and I got a mani-pedi right when we got to the resort.
So in all reality you don’t even have to leave the resort. Everything was all right there for you to enjoy, but we also did a few things outside of the resort. ☺ Just a few. We all went to Xceret, which is kind of like the Mexico zoo and adventure park. We got to be with and see lot of different animals. They had an aquarium and butterfly garden. Dad and I went swimming and snorkeled in the underground caves. Very cool! A little scary! There were a lot of shows about the Mayan culture and traditional Mexican horse show. Needless to say, we took a lot of pictures.
The following day Dad and I went golfing to the Playa Car golf course. It was very hard course for me but we did really well and I really surprised myself! It was such a beautiful course and in immaculate condition. It was so relaxing yet challenging. I must say as I am writing about it right now I do choke up a little because it was one of the best times I have ever had with my dad. Unforgettable.
The next day my grandparents, dad and I went to Tulum. We walked around looking at all the ruins and how the people used to live. I loved hearing how they lived, the things they believed and how they dealt with everyday situations. I am interested in reading more about it. My grandparents went back to the resort while dad and I went to the cutest little Mayan village. It was amazing that they let us go in their classroom and the little ones put on a show for us. The women of the village made us some food to eat that was very yummy, and we watched one of their religious ceremonies. I would have to say it was quit a humbling experience to see these wonderful people, how they live and how they enjoy the very simple things in life. Next we went to an underground spring, enclosed in a cave like a dome. To get there we walked down a 189 spiral stairs. (the guide told us that). The water was a little chilly but so clear. It was really refreshing and exhilarating.
I had the most memorable time spending the vacation with my parents and grandparents. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful life. This trip was unforgettable. I am a very blessed person. Thanks to McKay for letting me go and Thanks to Mom and Dad for giving me the opportunity.


allison said...

It looks like you had an amazing time, that looks like so much fun! What a great opportunity!

Curt, Lace and Harper said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing time. So much fun to have a little break with our parents. I bet you missed McKay. Your pictures are so beautiful. We love Mexico too. Next time you are in town for sure get a hold of me I would love to catch up.

Venturing Vosses said...

Looks like a BLAST! I can't say that I have ever been golfing in Mexico but that is amazing that you are a real golfer!! I'm glad that you got a break from work too!

Nick and Dyanna said...

Nick and I went to Xcaret when we were on our honeymoon. It was not a pleasant experience when we went so I hope it was better for you! You blend right in with the mexicans with your dark skin. :)

Chelsie and Trace said...

Hey Jess how the heck are you? I have missed you too! I saw that you wrote on my blog and I had to write you. I need to update my blog I can't do anything but snd messages to people when I'm at work and we don't have a computer at our house so I have to go to my mom and dad's to do anything and we are never there long enough. When I hear Disturbed I always think of you! I'm glad we can keep in touch this way!

Mark and Whitney said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea you guys had a blog! I just happened upon it when I was blog hopping. I am so glad I found it! We have one as well as if you want to check it out! Talk to you later! Oh, and I love all of your fun pictures from your trip.