Just as we have in years past, Scott and I toasted our five year wedding anniversary with a getaway – and as luck would have it, we found ourselves in Playa del Carmen (yes, again!) to share in our friends’ wedding day. We’d never been to Mexico until this year, and yet there we were, aboard a plane to hit the same destination twice within a few months time. (And we soaked in every, single sun-soaked minute. The rainy ones, too.)
Aside from days of lounging beach-side, sipping countless tropical drinks, cheering on the bride and groom and eating our weight in donuts each morning, we also took some time to venture away from the resort. We walked up and down colorful neighborhood blocks, made kissy noises at sleepy kitties and debated picking up traditional Mexican blankets at the corner trinket shops (we were so indecisive that we ultimately left empty handed). Before storms rolled in, we sneaked in a quick snorkel in a cenote – a big step for this scaredy cat – and spent a morning at the Mayan ruins in Tulum. For as many sun shiny days we we savored, just as many windy, rainy days followed. While you’d think that would put a hold on our day, quite the opposite was true; we relished in our spree of no responsibilities, often marveling aloud at how far away our spackle, paint cans and drills were.
We ended the trip with a not-so-fun flight delay (we’ll spare you those details), but 24 hours after our initial return time, we were squeezing Jack and the girls. We thought we’d come home to a construction-free zone (as we were told by our contractor), but a series of issues (unbeknownst to us, as we were quite literally out of pocket) set us back. Reality set in; Mexico was now very, very far away.
Setbacks aside, we’ve shuffled around our priorities and jobs for this week, we’re making it work, and we’re back to evening and weekend hustles. So, while we were out, what did you do? Oh, how I wish I could spend an entire week catching up on the ol’ Reader… what was your favorite post (yours or otherwise!) you’ve read in the last 7 days?