Two weeks ago today, Andy, Emmet and I returned from a beautiful week in Mexico. We really needed a vacation.
This was the view from our room at the ME Cabo resort. Gorgeous right? Only problem was the sound track. From about noon til 1 a.m. techno house music was blaring from pool side through the whole resort. We got used to it. Oh, and the go go dancers. Somehow I didn't get a picture of them. They performed in the afternoon on little stages by the pool. We stayed at this resort 7 years ago, when it was "family friendly". Seems they changed things up a bit.
A self portrait by Emmet.
We did a lot of alfresco dining. . .
and hung out with the locals.
I had planned to take long walks on the beach, but breaking my toe on our first night altered things a bit. So before you ask, it's a little embarrassing, here it is. I brought my laptop with me (knowing we'd have wifi at the hotel, which turned out to be crap anyway), and it was sitting on the bed (a very puffy, slippery bed). Somehow, it slipped off the bed, and the corner of the computer made a direct hit on my bare big toe. Which really turned out to be a good thing, because if it had hit the marble floor, it would have been toast. I must say, I have never experienced such sudden and excruciating pain my my life. I'm serious. It must have hit a nerve, and it wouldn't stop hurting for like 8 hours. I iced and iced, which didn't help, and I had no Advil. It was 11 at night, so nothing was open. I literally could not sleep. I just laid there thinking how incredibly ridiculous I was, and how I ruined my vacation.
At 8 in the morning, my hero (Andy, if you were wondering), found a market and brought back the Advil. That $#@t is good. I managed to sleep most of the day, and the pain was pretty much gone. . . unless I touched my toe, stubbed it, or moved it.
After a day or so I managed to take slow, short walks. And we even walked to the marina and around town. My boys were very patient with crippled me. So, back to our tour. . .
Love these lanterns that were adorning a really good restaurant.
After spending the first few days spending way too much money on food at the hotel and beach restaurants, we found a local hang out that was in the alley right across from our hotel.
It was DELICIOUS! And cheap. The three of us had breakfast for under $15! That included the custom cappuccinos created by the charming Kjell (pictured below).
He spoke English with a really thick and unusual accent. Turns out he's from Norway, but prefers the lovely climate of Cabo. Go figure.
It's the little things that make a vacation unique and memorable. Like the tasty candies on the table in the corner cafe. I was really relaxed by the time we left for home. I'm trying to hold onto that feeling as I become engrossed, once again, in the everyday challenges of life. It's all good. My toe is healing nicely.