Friday, June 16, 2006

Mazatlan, Mexico Trip Part 1

Mexico was a blast! After the crazy year that we had last year we really needed some time to be alone and have a good time. We went with our friends that just had a baby and really needed some time alone too. They are like family to us and are always really good company. We all had an awesome time.

I want to share stories and pictures so I will give you the story and you will have to check out the slide show to see the pictures.

As soon as we got there we had to go swimming in the ocean. It was fun, I haven't been in to the ocean since I was a little kid. The water was surprisingly warm, and tastes really nasty! We worked up an appetite so we got dressed and headed to Senior Frogs for dinner. What a fun place! They made all of us these insane balloon hats. The waiter took our picture, you can tell that we were having a great time already.

The next day we went on a tour of the resort that we were staying at. It sounds really boring, but we got to eat breakfast in a really neat restaurant that had a great view of the beach. And they gave us some free tickets for activities. The place that we stayed was really nice. It was right on the beach, and every meal you would eat outside. Our room was nicer than my house. It had a balcony that over looked the ocean (see view in slide show) with a hot tub on it. The room actually had two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sauna, a kitchen, a dining room, and a family room with a huge flat screen TV. Really, I could have lived there! They had two pools that were so much fun! We decided that we liked swimming at night so we would go out there and jump off the rock cliff and go down the water slide when all the kids were gone.

We pretty much just played in the water the rest of that afternoon. I don't have very many pictures of that because we went body boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. It was blast! That night we decided to hit the town and do a little shopping. We had to take these taxis around that really are no bigger than a golf cart. They are fun, but I am convinced that there isn't a single rule in driving there. SCARY!

On Sunday we took a boat tour. We went around Stone Island that had pirate caves in it. It was really neat, but the best part was just around the corner. When we started heading to the island that we were going to spend the day at, the captain saw some dolphins jumping out of the water. I have always loved dolphins. This was something that I have wanted to see my entire life. The captain wanted to get a little closer so he went a little off the path so that we could see them. Well, we sure did get to see them! There were about 20 in the front of the boat where we could see them, then there were tons more on each side of the boat. They swam with us a really long time. They were jumping out of the water and it looked like they were trying to play. It was a really neat thing to see. It made me sea sick though. So the rest of the day my stomach was a little upset, but I was still able to enjoy the private beach that we sailed out to. I even tried snorkeling. That was actually pretty cool. We some some really pretty coral and fish.

After the boat ride I was really beat! I was sore from jet skiing the day before and still a little sick to my stomach. So my friend and I went and got a massage. Can I just say that everyone needs to get a massage on vacation! It was so nice and relaxing. Which made me want to just sleep when we got back. Even though our room was really nice and I could have stayed there the entire time, I also wanted to get out. But before we went to dinner we had to check out the breath taking sunset from our balcony. Wow!

Well, I better rap it up for the first part of our trip. I have more stories and pictures, but it might have to wait. I used up all my space on flickr. Stay tuned for more fun.


TravelMama said...

Ahhhhh!! I'm so jealous!!! That brings back sooooo many memories from when I went. Oh, and that's even the hotel I stayed at! So, so fun. I can't wait to hear and see more.

Katkat said...

Wow! That looks amazing! I'm glad you had a great time. And i have those sun glasses!

Silly Hily said...

Yeah, I kind of sort of hate you a little right now.
That picture of the sunset IS amazing!
And the ocean and the dolphins and the jet skis...I also can't wait to hear and see more.

trisha said...

how fun! we leave for our trip next week! i CANNOT WAIT!

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy for you guys & glad you had a great time!! Great pictures!