Friday, September 24, 2010

Playa Del Carmen 2010

So while I'm playing catch up, I'm just going to write about the fabulous trip Chad and I took to Playa Del Carmen this summer.

We figured out early this year that all four kids were going to be at camp over the same week. Chata was sweet enough to keep the boys all week while they attended day camp, and the girls were going to Preteen camp with church. This was so exciting that Chad decided to plan us a surprise trip. He didn't tell me where we were going, just that we were in fact going somewhere. Well, I was PUMPED! We were going somewhere alone for 4 nights. It was fantastic, and a great time together.

We were a little nervous as a large tropical storm was over the whole coast where we were headed, but we boarded a plane to Cancun anyway, then took a shuttle to our resort in Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at a gorgeous all inclusive resort called The Royal. OH.. it was fantastic. The food was delicious and Chad even reserved us the Jacuzzi suite which had a spectacular view. The hotel even offered us the Anniversary specials which included champagne and strawberries in our room as well as other pastries and flowers throughout our stay. (We were celebrating our Anniversary early )

While we were there we took at snorkeling excursion where we snorkeled through a cave and also in small bodies of water. It was gorgeous and something out of a picture book. We met some really fun people. We felt old since most of them were honeymooners, but hey.. we out swam all of them :)

The restaurants at the resort were delicious. So good that we were often too full to eat the next meal. One of our favorites was the Italian place. The Salmon was out of this world! Honestly, they were all good. I think the best part was just sitting across the table tooking at each other each night.

One thing great about Playa was the little shopping town that was walking distance from the resort. It was a fun place to go looking and hanging out.. although Chad was approached and asked if he wanted Grass or Girls.. WITH ME STANDING RIGHT THERE!

Oh.. such a gorgeous place that I pray we will return back to soon! Thank you, Baby.. for the great trip. Love you:)