Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two Tickets To Paradise

When our kids left home to go off to college and Steve and I were back to just the two of us, even though we were sad, we were kind of excited too. We still get along really well and we just have fun hanging out together! So we decided that when it got cold outside we were going to do something spontaneous and fun and go somewhere tropical! We made our plans and booked our flights and today our little dream is actually happening. We arrived in Cancun, Mexico!

It was crazy trying to get ready to go. I had sooo many lesson plans and materials to get ready and it took me a long time. But it was all worth it.

Today our flight left around 10:00 and we got here around lunchtime. When we got to the hotel, we were welcomed with two complementary fruity drinks! Here is our hotel room and the view from our balcony....

It is very windy here and a little chilly in the shade, but it is GORGEOUS. They even have those beds on the beach!

We had some fajitas for lunch by the pool.

I am wearing a sweater because it is so windy, but there were lots of people in the ocean and at the pool swimming! In the sun it felt so nice.

Tonight our plan was to go walking around a mall near our hotel and then get some dinner and then come back and sit in our little den area and watch the Olympics. But they don't get the Olympics here!! :(

I'm really sad about that because we have been very into the Olympics and I was so looking forward to the women's figure skating tonight!

Oh well, we went out to dinner and had fun watching the women's hockey at the restaurant. Here we are at dinner at a very loud and crazy place called Carlos and Charlie's.

We are home now and have our balcony door open. I can hear the ocean and I don't have to get up early tomorrow. Life is good!!


  1. That sounds absolutely perfect right about now! Enjoy!!

  2. What a beautiful view! I wish I was somewhere tropical! Have a great time!

  3. IT'S JUST WRONG OF YOU TO POST SUCH BEAUTIFUL PICTURES while we are back here in charlotte freezing out butts off!!!! WRONG i tell ya!!! I hope ya'll are having a wonderful time being empty-nesters together! I think it's very sweet! enjoy - soak up all the sunshine you can and bring it back to us!!!!

  4. Oh, Betsy. I am really fighting some jealousy right now. NC was crazy cold yesterday with high winds and temps in the 20s. Enjoy your week!

  5. How awesome!! I am so jealous of your amazing getaway. We've been to that Carlos and Charlie's before and it was loud then too!

    Y'all enjoy yourselves!

  6. What a great view!!! I hope you have the BEST time.

  7. I wish I were there right now! Y'all have FUN! :)

  8. Hey Girl....we missed you today! I'm sure you missed us too. Ha Ha!! Your room and view is just beautiful. It was really windy and cold here today. There's a possibility of wintry weather next week for a couple of days. Who knows your time off just might be extended. Yea! Enjoy every minute:)

  9. Perfect perfect you lucky girl!! have so much fun love the pics!! and what a view!!

  10. Betsy,
    Those beds on the beach are crazy and beautiful. What exactly are they for? I've never seen that before on a public beach.

    I'm so happy you are getting to get some much needed R & R.

    Blessings and love to you,


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