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Tangents: Mexico Style!

by Courtney on February 24, 2012

Gosh, it really is hard to return back to normalcy after an amazing vacation, isn’t it? Today has been pretty much a wash of a day…Jay and I slept in pretty late, took care of emptying out our suitcases, started some laundry, and well…that’s about it.

We finally decided to shower around 4:00, just so we felt slightly human. It helped…barely. But I am being super selfish and wanting to be back in that beautiful Mexican sunshine.

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Are you sick of hearing me talk about it yet? Winking smile

I’m actually still trying to figure out how I want to go about putting together all of my thoughts and pictures from the rest of our trip. I know that I want to share as much information about our resort as I can, and I know I want to fill you all in on some of my favorite moments. However, I’m thinking I’m going to hold off until next week when I have some more pictures from the rest of our friends. We all took SO many fun photos, and I really don’t want to miss out on any that can help tell our stories.

In the meantime, I’ll fill you in with a few other random thoughts…call them tangents, if you will!

Our resort offered nightly entertainment, including shows in their theater. One evening, they had a circus show, which had entertainers that completely blew my mind.

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The strength that these two people had was like nothing I had ever seen. Unreal.

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Even though our resort was located right on the water, there were actually only about three or four times where I went down to the beach.

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We spent our first evening there watching the fire show, we went on our last day to watch the sun rise,

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and Jay and I took a couple beach walks.

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Other than that, we spent most of our time at the pool, which was totally fine by me.

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When we were at the pool, many drinks were enjoyed…duh, they were “free.” Winking smile

My favorite fruity frozen pool drink for the week was the Beach Comber. I don’t know exactly how it was made, but I do know that I would order mine with coconut rum and it was similar to a maraschino & coconut-flavored daiquiri.

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If I had enough of frozen drinks, the “Imperial Punch” was my next favorite. It reminded me a whole lot of Hawaiian Punch, but ya know, adult style.

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And if I had enough fruity drinks all together, then I rolled with a Tecate Light. Apparently, it’s one of the more popular beers in Mexico, and when you pair it with a lime, it’s quite tasty.

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And despite the fact that I know sound like a huge booze-a-holic, there were actually no days/nights where I got “drunk” and probably only two evenings where I felt a slight buzz…this night happened to be one of ‘em.

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I really cannot wait to share that evening with you guys.

Jay on the other hand? Well, let’s just say he and the boys had a good time making friends with someone you may know…his name is Tequila. Winking smile

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Yes, there was always something to keep us laughing.

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1 Elizabeth February 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Can’t wait to see the pictures! Must suck coming back to reality …

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2 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm

When I went to Jamaica on my honeymoon, my drink of choice was the ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’! Lol cute, right? I know it had banana, rum, piña colada mix, and strawberries..? Not sure what else, but it was so yum! The perfect beach side companion, besides my husband of course! ;-)
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3 Paige @ Running Around Normal February 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Ahhh this makes me miss Dominican Republic! Shane and I skipped out on a tropical vacation this year in place of going to California in May/June.
Looks like you had such a blast, Courtney! Can’t wait to hear about the rest :)
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4 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

haha that last picture of Jay is hilarious! I am more of a pool kind of girl as well – I’d rather sit by the pool than go in the ocean any day!
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5 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes February 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Aww super fun! Can’t wait to hear fun stories and see pictures. It must suck to come back but I bet a routine will feel good again.
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6 Caroline February 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Looks like you had a blast! I often end up staying by the pool too – it’s more comfy!
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7 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life February 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

When I went to Mexico last year, they had preformers total cirque de soleil style stuff. It was pretty amazing – they hung off hoops and stuff.
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8 Melissa February 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

You guys are so fun! I would totally go on vacation with you. :D Can’t wait to hear more about it! XOXO
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9 Courtney February 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Sounds amazing!! I love that last pic of Jay LOL!! Reminds me of the last trip the hubs and I took to Aruba and we went with friends.. let’s just say the guys took full advantage of “ALL inclusive”!! There’s really nothing better than going on vaca with friends, I don’t know if it would be as fun going alone now!

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10 Silvia @ skinny jeans food February 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

It’s good to hear that you guys haven’t given up on spring break yet ;-)
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11 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

You are REALLY making me want to go on a big spring break trip with friends!
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12 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath February 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Looks like you had a great vacation—love all your pictures, Courtney! :)
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13 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family February 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

It does always seem like the guys get a little crazier with the booze! As long as they aren’t puking and beligerent, its actually pretty entertaining most of the time!
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14 chelcie @ chelcie's food files February 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip!!
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15 Khushboo Thadani February 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

Love hearing holiday stories- even if they aren’t about mine :)!
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16 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance February 25, 2012 at 6:24 am

Welcome back, Courtney! It’s tough getting back to reality after a vacation, but at least you have tons of great photos to remember it by.

Not to mention a pretty impressive tan 8)
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17 Mac February 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

Gosh it looks beautiful, I need to get to Mexico sometime! Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!
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18 Erin February 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

Looking forward to hearing all the details!
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19 Laura@mypurposefullife February 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

It’s always so hard coming back from vacation. The pictures you’ve shared so far are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more…
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20 Julie February 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

So fun! My family enjoys taking trips to Mexico and it’s funny, we are the complete opposites in terms of the pool-beach ratio. We are definately beach people…I usually only swim in the pool once each time. For some reason, I love the ocean water so much more and parking myself on the beach. I’m glad you had a great trip and can’t wait to read more of your adventures!!!!

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