John and I snuck in a quick mid spring vacation this year. We were invited to a friends destination wedding and I am so glad we went – for a multitude of reasons. One – I was so very happy to be asked to share this special day with the bride and groom. Two – I was able to spend five days with one of my best friends in the entire world. Three – I was at a resort with a beach and tons of pools. Four – it was sunshine and warm temperatures ALL WEEK LONG! Five – I really, really needed the break, this came at the perfect time. I am now well rested, slightly tan, and ready to tackle Commencement!
We stayed at Excellence Riviera Cancun. The service was impeccable, the people were so friendly and welcoming, and the entire resort was incredibly well maintained. Our rooms were spotless, everything – from the towel station at the pools to our in room mini bar – were stocked at all times. The attention to detail was amazing. One of the folks in our party was celebrating a birthday while we were there, the breakfast staff overheard us wishing him a happy birthday. When he got back to his room – they had dropped off a small cake and a note.
My friend and I booked massage appointments with the spa. We elected to partake of the hydro therapy session before our appointments. I jokingly call it Mexican Water Torture, but it was absolutely amazing. One of the staff from the spa takes you through various water treatments. By the time my massage appointment rolled around, I was so thoroughly relaxed. Absolutely totally and completely amazing!
The hubby participated in a music trivia contest with a bunch of the folks in the wedding party. Luckily, they won – it was a gift certificate for a massage, which the group generously donated to the bride. I was sorry I missed it (I was at the spa), but the mother of the bride sent me a video, turns out that the winning team had to get up and sing. My husband was voluntold and he chose a Bon Jovi song. For those of you who know John, he can’t sing a lick. Two cats fighting in an alley sound better, but by this point in the day, he had enough cerveza’s in him that he was feeling no pain. The video is pretty epic!
I was sorry to leave, but the good news is the temperatures have soared in Philadelphia so I didn’t come back to dark, cold, and dreary!