Monday, July 14, 2014

Vacation 2014...Cancun, Mexico - BEWARE: Picture heavy!!!

If you read my post 3 weeks ago about our vacation, you now know we went to Cancun, Mexico.
It feels like that was forever ago. Work and life in general have been so busy! I am already looking forward to some time off at the end of August. Summer months seem to go by so quickly! I can't even believe it is already the middle of July!

Anyways, back to vacation...Did you know Cancun means "Snake's nest"? Considering I am COMPLETELY afraid of snakes, I don't think we would have chosen that location if I knew the name. THANKFULLY, we did NOT encounter any snakes during our stay.

JOE travels well. She wasn't too fussy on the flight there and back. She was however a handful while we were there. She wanted to spend ALL DAY in the pool and needless to say, J and I came back with sunburns. She just got tanned. Nice huh?

Anyways, on to the pictures from our vacation. I initially planned on doing a 2-part post but I got lazy and am just going to do it all in one so hope you don't mind the picture overload :-).

Our welcoming committee

The room was HUGE! And the window you see to the right there faces the shower room. I guess you better be coming with close family if you get one of these rooms :-).

Sitting room

Much needed snacks. We discovered JOE's love for Oreos and M&Ms while on this trip. We didn't even know she knew how to say "chocolate" until this trip. Ummmm...

Yummy drinks. 

JOE and her dad. We didn't think she'd like the water. Little did we know.

It's JOE's world and we live in it. It was certainly her vacation :-).

Daddy and his baby girl walking along the beach at our resort.

They had different family oriented events at the resort. This was the fire show they had on the first night there.

And so it begins. JOE discovered the pool and didn't want to leave.

But we had to have lunch sometime. So here we are...check out the view.

View from our room. It said "ocean view" in the room description. Not quite but pretty close.

There was an area to lounge on the balcony in our room. 

My very handsome hubby. I love me some him :-D

Why am I taking pictures while JOE and her dad are sleeping? I guess I was too tired to sleep :-).

Digging for shells. She actually enjoyed walking bare feet on the beach. Last year, she REFUSED to walk on the sand. Signs of my baby growing up...

We were in room 123. Check out the sign and our room number. Notice anything?

Part of the shower room. This is my dream shower room. LOVED IT! This is the sitting area

The shower area

"Rainfall" shower head.

Check it out. The room even came with a scale! I guess it was their nice way of saying "yes, it is all inclusive but try not to eat too much!" For the most part, we were good with our food choices.

My heart!

JOE was KNOCKED OUT! :-). She just sat there after getting a shower and promptly fell asleep :-).

We visited the Tulum ruins while there.

JOE enjoyed being pushed around in her umbrella stroller. Can't blame her. It was HOT HOT HOT!!!

Having a good time!

Do you see the face on the corner of this building? These people were very talented! And they had no modern tools to work with.

Us :-).

Beautiful view!

They were everywhere!!! JOE kept saying "hi!"

Beautiful hibiscus flowers. The Mayans used it for painting.

My African friends, what is the name of this fruit? I couldn't remember the name and still can't! The last time I saw this was in Nigeria.

She found some shells. YAY!!!

Why is this child cheesing it for the camera when she should be sleeping?

At last...she settled down enough to get some rest.

Ready to head back to the States. Here is JOE checking all the cabinets for us to make sure we didn't leave anything behind.

"All done!" Good to go :-)

Shoes off and ready for the flight.

Say cheeseeeeee!!! We had a fabulous time!

So much so that she slept through the flight!

Well, there you have it folks. We had an awesome vacation! We are very much looking forward to time with family in August when we get to celebrate another family wedding. YAY!!!

Hope you're having an awesome summer so far!


  1. Beautiful, from looking at the pictures I can tell you had a wonderful time in Cancun and thank you so much for letting us in your vacation.

  2. Thanks for the pictures. It looks as though you all had a great time.

  3. Awesome pics... what a wonderful way to spend time together as a family.

    1. Thank you. We certainly had a nice time as a family.

  4. J, this looks like such an awesome trip. Isn't Cancun such an awesome beach place to be?

    Loved love the pics, JOE definitely had a blast with that happy grin. I am so looking forward to the next time we go on a beach trip, I am having withdrawals over here.

    I really enjoyed this recap of your trip.

    1. It sure was. Cancun is a pretty awesome place. Not sure I'd go back though cause now that I know what the name means, I'd be too scared of what I might find :-).

      I am typically not a beach person but this was definitely a good vacation for us so I know you'd have a blast as well when you go.

  5. lol at the room sign...looks like a fun time was had by all. And i so agree when traveling with's all about what they are interested it. JOE looks like she had too much fun. My BFF and i were just talking about Mexico and she is so against looks safe to me.


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