Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

I’ve been dying to write a blog post and tell you all about our fabulous vacation, but I don’t know where to begin. I’m also drowning in work, so blogging is a seriously guilty pleasure at the moment. I just can’t resist the urge to indulge.

I won a 7-night, all-inclusive vacation package from Apple Vacations as part of my Makeover Prize. On the advice of several travel agents, we chose to visit the Riviera Maya region of Cancun. We stayed at the Grand Palladium Resort and we took our toddler along.

The trip was so fabulous that I really don’t know where to begin. I think I’ll have to share multiple posts about it, but the highlights are that Little King David absolutely loved the airplane ride and our travel days were tantrum-free. The people in Mexico were among the nicest folks I have ever met in my life. My first reaction to the gift of this vacation was a sense of dread because I really don’t enjoy wearing a bathing suit in public. I grew up in sunny Florida, so the idea of a tropical vacation wasn’t a novelty to me. I assumed the beach in Cancun would be just about the same as the beach at my father’s house in West Palm Beach, which we visit annually.

Thankfully, I was wrong. The beaches were beautiful and the ocean was serene. I spent a couple of days twitching from withdrawal after realizing that I didn’t have access to email, the internet, or my cell phone. A few pina coladas did wonders to help me relax.

I learned several important life lessons from this vacation.

*Stop and enjoy.

*The urgent details aren’t so important once you take the time to walk away.

*Toddlers are wise. Live at their pace and enjoy the peace.

*God is awesome. Look at everything he made!

Enjoy the pics and stay tuned for all the vacation details. I’ve heard a rumor that Little King David will be here later this week to tell you all about it from his perspective.


Lynette said...

That's awesome that you had such a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear more details and see more pictures. Welcome back (to winter).

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Sounds like you had a great time! so glad David did well with travelling. can't wait to hear more!

PBandJ said...

Oh my gosh! You guys looked so relaxed! I am glad you had fun and also glad you are back (not sure you will say the same about the last part)...