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I Heart Playa del Carmen!

Yesterday my sister, mom and I went to the spa. Afterwards, my sister and I spent the afternoon lying on the beach. And when we had enough sun, we took a walk to the market to pick up some things to bring home with us.

Today we went to Xcaret, which is kind of a zoo/amusement park not too far from our hotel. We swam for 45 min. in an underground river, saw huge sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, etc. Plus a tequila distillery. We also had a really good traditional Mexican lunch there.

Tomorrow we are planning on relaxing on the beach for most of the day, and then the market again. There are a few restaurants we want to check out too!

Only 2 more days in paradise. Cry!

Vegas team building activity chosen!

I want to thank everybody for their awesome suggestions in my Vegas team-building post. Last week I presented all of the ideas at a meeting, and we ended up choosing indoor sky diving, followed by the NYNY roller coaster. :)

So stoked to try indoor sky diving! And I’m super excited for the trip. A couple of my friends will be down in Vegas the same time that I’ll be there, so I’m sure I’ll get to meet up with them too. Plus my boss wants to go to the outlet malls, and clearly I have no objections to that. But I won’t be buying much, if anything at all. Because the weekend prior, I’ll be down in Seattle with a friend for a girls weekend away! We’ll be catching two Mariners games, and shopping. I don’t need anything, but I do want to continue my quest for black skinny pants and a dress for my friend’s Hawaii wedding.

Mexico So Far

Well we’ve been in Mexico for 2.5 days now and it’s been super fun. The weather hasn’t really been cooperating, but it’s so hot here that it doesn’t really matter.

Saturday when we checked in, my sister and I got upgraded to a Master Oceanfront room for one night because the room we booked wasn’t ready yet. We also got a $40 US credit in the gift shop for our inconvenience of taking said Master Suite. The room was epic and so awesome that we didn’t want to leave. But our regular room now is still nice and has a better view of the ocean.

The beach is gorgeous and the water is a crazy turquoise and so warm and nice. Our resort has 2 pools and a rooftop jacuzzi, plus hammocks everywhere. So lovely!

We’ve been to the market a few times and have figured out what to bring back with us. I want to get some tequila (obviously), vanilla, cocoa, hot sauce, and coffee for BF. I saw some beautiful scarves and I might pick one or two up as well.

Today we went to the ruins of Chichen-Itza, which is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. It cost $99 for an all day tour. We stopped at a little roadside market, then to the ruins for a tour and a delicious buffet lunch. After that, we went to an underground cave for swimming, then to the centre of a town (forgot the name) to look at the historic buildings. Well worth the money!

Tomorrow I am hitting up the resort gym, and then my mom, sister and I have a spa date for a massage and facial.

We still have to decide what other activities we want to do. Perhaps a trip to Cozumel! I really want to do zip lining or something adventurous, but nobody else is into it. Boo!

Anyway I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

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