A Week of Travel and Fun!!!

I am writing today Feb 13, 2011 to tell you about my week.  On Thurs. Feb 3rd MG and I decided to take a trip.  We had wanted to go to Costa Rica a month ago before finding out about my molar pregnancy.  MG thought I really needed to get away, so we planned it.  Ironically enough his older sister was going to Mexico in 2 days to surprise a friend of her’s from BC on her Bday.  Another twist was that one of MG’s best friends was going to Mexico as well to surprise one of his friends on his bday. Neither MG’s sister nor friend knew the other was going.  They were at resorts about 45mins apart near Riviera Maya.  Wow, this was our chance to surprise both of them and get away somewhere warm for a week.  So, we booked the trip and left 2 days later on Feb 5th.

The vacation started out rough.  On the way to the TO airport to leave for Mexico, my best friend from NC, SV, called to tell me her mother died.  What the hell?  I’ve known SV since we wer 4yrs old, her mom was like my 2nd mom.  I was extrememly sad and SV and I talked on the phone at the airport for over an hour.  I’m in disbelief.  I talked to SV about what to do. Cancel my trip and try to book a flight to NC.  She assured me that she absolutley didn’t want me to do this.  SV and I have a very honest and blunt relationship.  If she needed me or if I thought she did, I would not have gone to Mexico.  She said to go have fun for both of us, that me coming back to NC would make her feel worse. She would feel guilty and would be to busy planning the funeral to spend time with me.  Here’s a pic of us in happier days. 

So, I went with what she said and we continued on to Mexico.  We arrived at 2am to our resort in Riviera Playa, Mexico. We upgraded to a better room.  I will talk more about that later.

The next room we woke up early to find our way around.  He didn’t tell his sister we were coming. So, we walked up to her and surprised the heck out of her.  She was so excited.  She had invited us to come, but we kept saying no.  She couldn’t believe it.  So exciting.  WE then went and met up with her friends that she had surprised the night before.  We stayed at the El Dorado Royale Casitsas.  This place was amazing.  We went for a jog everyday, then did yoga on the beach, then had breakfast, swimming, lunch, snorkeling, dinner, night time fun!  Most amazing time ever.  Our room had a private, outdoor shower, hot tub in the room, our balcony had our own private pool and bed overlooking the water.  Look it up, best place to stay EVER!  Had the most relaxing, amazing time.

Then, the 2nd half of the week we stayed at Barcelo Maya.  This resort was not as nice, but had it’s own positives.  Here is where we surprised MG’s best friend.  We “ran” into him and his friend’s at dinner that night.  We spent the rest of the week on the beach, snorkeling, eating, drinking, soaking up the sun and having a great time.

Now it’s time to come home, back to reality.  Snow, work, bloodwork, helping my mom and my best friend.  I’ve been through a rough year.  I’m happy to say, I was happy to be selfish and take it all in.  We all deserve that from time to time.

“Make it a Great Day–Go Inspire!”

P.S. Are you ready to go away?

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