Mexico was a wonderful time. We stayed at the NOW Jade resort, just outside of Puerto Morelos (about 40 minutes South of Cancun). Our flight from O'Hare to Cancun International arrived ahead of schedule on August 1st, so we arrived at our resort about 30 minutes earlier than expected. As someone who is terrified of flying, this flight was straight out of a dream (a good one, that is) and went perfectly.
This is the view that we arrived to at our resort:
|Doesn't it look like it's straight out of a postcard?!|
We couldn't check-in until 3pm, so they let us walk around the resort and get some lunch. Of course, I got a margarita almost immediately, and we went down to the beach.
|Yum. I'm not talking about my bod in this picture.|
Notice said drink in my hand? Mas tequila.
|I don't know what's up with the apples, but the champagne was|
|This bed was huge, and very comfy.|
|What you can't see is the huge shower off to the|
left that could fit about 10 people easily. It had
a huge shower head that made it feel like it
|Nice little love seat and wicker chairs on our balcony.|
|The view from our balcony. You could hear the ocean, as it is just|
off to the right.
Our last day there was the best day in terms of weather. You could literally see everything on the bottom of the ocean, and the sky was practically 100% clear with just a few stringy clouds every now and then.
We spent our last night eating at the amazing Italian restaurant, Capers, for the second time. We figured that it would be like our early anniversary dinner, since we would be traveling all day on our anniversary. This food was a-mazing, honestly the best Italian I've ever had.
|View from the beach bar. Isn't it like paradise?|
|The infinity pool, which was really cool and one of my favorite|
spots to lounge.
|Yet another pool. This one had the swim-up bar, which created|
many fun memories.
|View down the beach.|
Then we walked on the beach for a bit enjoying the sunset.
I was sad to leave, but also ready to get home. I'm nice and tan now, which is a shock to everyone who saw me yesterday. I'm glad that we ended up waiting for our honeymoon until our year anniversary; it was nice to have something to look forward to and celebrate a year of being married in a beautiful place.
Speaking of being married for a year... holy crap, we've been married for a year! It feels like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in my church waiting to walk down the aisle to marry the funniest, most caring man that I'm so fortunate to spend the rest of my life with.