Friday, December 18, 2009
Mexico Here We Come...
...Again. In the last two days we very suddenly and unexpectedly have a vacation planned to Cancun. My mother-in-law had yet to find someone to use her time share and with the reservations only 2-1/2 months away time is of the essence. We are the only ones in the family able to go this year so we've committed. We must be crazy for going yet again. This will be our third year in a row and fourth trip total in the 6.5 years we've been married. It's not like we are middle-aged and financially stable (most time-sharers fit into these 2 categories). We have plans to buy a house next year and we know this will set us back a bit, but we are young, able, childless, and won't have to go into debt to go so we figure "why not?!". And we have a feeling that once a house and baby enter into our lives we won't be able to just pick up and go.
Now that the reality has sunk in I am giddy with excitement at the thought of spending a week in the Caribbean with my sweetie! The past two years we've taken some of my family along but this time (like the first) it's just us. No one to answer to. We are planning to have little to no plans other than morning sunrises, long days at the beach, a few hot dates and moonlight walks by the sea. We always take a day and ferry over to la Isla Mujeres. We will do that again this year. But other than that we just want to relax.
I am already dreaming of turquoise skies, aquamarine water, and white sand beaches. I can feel the hot sun warm my skin and the cool sea breeze give me goosebumps. I can taste the colorful cuisine and hear the waves lullaby me to sleep. In a way, vacations like this are pure torture. You go for a week of bliss and then return to sullen gray skies, brown everything, and dirty snow banks. Not to mention daily highs in the single digits. However, I am grateful to have had these opportunities and cannot wait to fall in love with the Caribbean all over again.
P.S. Amos graduates from his first round of obedience school tonight! He's come so far : )
Posted by Janell Armstrong at 3:41 PM