“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun (do di-do do)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right” – George Harrison
Little darling, it has been a loooooong, cold lonely winter.
So Daniel and I decided we needed a trip. I told him I want warm, sandy beaches and an oceanfront room – I want to wake up and have the roar of the waves greet me every morning. That’s all I want. The rest was up to him. I really didn’t care.
We left our house at 4am on Monday the 21st and I literally had no idea where we were going. Daniel planned it all and had been teasing “Michigan” for weeks. It wasn’t until we reached our layover in Denver that I learned we’d be flying to Cancun. Great. Again, I’m good, as long as I had my beach.
Plus, that’s totally fun, right? I love surprises.
Then this happened.
GROUP ONE?!?! What?!?!? We’re going FIRST CLASS?!?! WHAT?!??!?
THAT never happens. I travel A LOT but not like this. Apparently our original flight was cancelled due to weather and we got an upgrade. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! Let the FUN BE-GIN! We’re going to ME-HI-CO (say it right)!! I’ve never been to the Caribbean!
When we landed, this happened, which was just fun. I mean, come on. Every detail.
This guy took us to the Valentin Imperial Riveria Maya Hotel. If you’ve been there, let’s gush about it right now. Seriously. It’s perfect. Add to that that I’ve never done an all-inclusive resort, so HHHHEEEYYYY!
Once we arrived, they immediately served us appetizers and champagne – we didn’t even have to ask – I still don’t think I realized what goodness we were in for.
(I started writing this blog over a week ago, and life just…. you know…. doesn’t provide the 37 hours I need in a DAY. I give up. No more writing. Here’s the rest of the story in pictures)
First of all, the FOOD (ok, and a little more writing). Unbelievable. Buffets for breakfast and lunch. 7 different restaurants to choose from for dinner.
- The tomatoes were SO SWEET. I usually emptied the salad bar tray – shamelessly – every day and ate so. much. bruschetta.
- There was a dress code enforced at most of the restaurants, which required the men to wear long pants. Dan didn’t pack any. So we purchased a pair from the gift shop that were far above our normal price range for pants. AND it was completely worth it.
- I think our favorite was the Japanese, but the Mexican and Italian also blew us away. Oh man.
- YUM. Just yum.
A+ trip Deaner. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
PS: Date your spouse.
PPS: You know the honeymoon dress collection made a comeback, with a few new additions, but this is the only picture Daniel got.