YO! glad you guys liked the sunrise. i liked it, too. we got up both wednesday and thursday morning to see the sunrise. i am bummed, because the sunrise on wednesday was WAY cooler, but my camera lens was having issues. it was ultra humid, and once my camera hit the warm, mexican morning air.. BAM—it fogged up in between the outer and inner part of the lens. it was the craziest thing! i was hoping it would not be as humid the next day, and it wasn’t.. so at least i got photos of that sunrise.
after watching the sunrise on thursday, aka day 6, we grabbed a yogurt bowl and some fruit..
and then we went back to bed. what? we were on vacation! we slept until about 11 AM and then decided to roll out of bed and see what the day had to offer.
to be honest, i was over taking photos of the same ol’, same ol’.. so you can go ahead and check out my other five recaps to get an idea of what day six entailed.
thursday night, we did get the WHOLE group together and go to dinner at a steak & seafood restaurant called the blue lobster.
i am not a huge fan of the joint, but my boss goes EVERY time he is in playa, so we had to go along with tradition. poor marshall hates seafood, so he was in a world of trouble when looking at the seafood-heavy menu.
and yes, that was the menu.. one big huge blue lobster shaped menu for everyone to look at!
started with warm, crusty bread (which i loved)–
there was a cilantro pesto spread to put on the bread. it was AMAZING and i hope to re-create it at home!
my stomach hurt SO bad that night, not sure why. i was literally doubled over in pain and almost in tears. i didn’t know what to do, but i thought a sprite might help. SO.. yes, i had my first soda since 2009! my new years resolution in 2010 was no soda, and i didn’t have a drop. since the new year, i have had a sip here and there of other people’s sodas (my mom’s coke and i tried some fanta and a sip of some pepsi, i think?)
anyway, i thought it was appropriate to document my first soda in over a year. cheese.
we started with guacamole, because that is what you do in mexico. when in rome!
i ordered the filet and lobster. it said it came with veggies and a baked potato.
um. it came with a slice of zucchini and a slice of tomato. lame. i ended up giving most of my lobster away and having a couple bites of steak, ate the meager serving of veggies and didn’t eat the potato (or the pool of butter—i like butter, but not like that.)
marshall ordered the only non-seafood thing on the menu, the chicken mexican platten.. which he hated and said the resort food was better. such a bummer.
so, that was a disappointing $75 meal. sigh. ya win some, ya lose some.
i was feeling horrible, to top it all off, so we ended up going back to the resort shortly after dinner and i curled into bed. luckily i woke up cured. it was a miracle!
friday morning, we had our very last all inclusive resort breakfast and made sure all our luggage was packed. we had some time to kill so i got online in the lobby while waiting for the bus to take us to the airport.
once we got to the airport, we were pretty hungry, so we sold all of our belongings in order to have enough money to pay for a crappy, overpriced airport burrito.
and that, my friends, is the last photo i took during my mexican vacation. i was a little over the photo thing, so i didn’t photograph my starbucks oatmeal, banana or apple & peanut butter that i ate on the LONG journey home.
we got home friday night around midnight. the lovely momma b picked us up and we were home around midnight. boy, the pups were happy to see us! and we were happy to see them. it was a great trip, but it was good to be home.
i know this last post has been the most boring one of all—what can i say? at least they are over. i promise that my next post will involve meals, moves and everything in between :)
hope you all have a great weekend! i know i will, this first week back to work has been BRUTAL, but that is a story for another day.
1. what was the highlight of your week? i haven’t been reading blogs because i have been playing catch up. i’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.
2. any weekend plans? i am going to clean & relax.. i leave town again thursday, so i need to get things ready for that trip!
xo. janetha g.