10 ways life was extremely different the last few days…. Mexico Recap!

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I hope you had a great weekend! We just got back last night from Mexico and had the best time so let’s talk about it.

Andrew and I flew to Los Cabos International Airport on Wednesday. It was only a 3 hour direct flight for us and that was one of the reasons we chose Cabo, we loved the idea of ​​a short trip! We stayed at the Hyatt Ziva (Andrew found a good deal on it through Delta Vacations) and loved it so much. The room was very clean and nice and the views were amazing. They offer rooms there where you can go out your door and into the pool which looks fun too. Our room was above the adult bathrooms but there were also two other large bathrooms.

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Vitamin D has felt recovery after the winter in Utah the past few months.

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On our way to Cabo, we reviewed all the things we were going to do. We would go hiking, exploring, trekking, etc. Then we decided to take one trip, a little run and relax as much as possible. This decision was made after we spent the first hour in the pool…it was nice to slow down.

We went whale watching and this Andrew is trying to jump in to see it 😉 The whales are his absolutely favorites and he loves every second of it.

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So other than the only time we had a boat and a couple of jogs outside, we stayed at the resort and were very happy with the decision.

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Lots of relaxation.

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And treats well.

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Andrew and I are not very picky and love most of the food, but even we were shocked how much we love the food here. The resort was all inclusive so we tried pretty much everything there. The buffet, room service, and sushi were not our favorites but the teppanyaki, steakhouse, Italian restaurant, tacos and guac/pico bowls were insanely good. I didn’t take many pictures of the food while we were there but the food was much better here compared to previous places we’ve stayed which were all inclusive.

We kept saying over and over again how we have to bring our kids back here. Also, the resort was pretty much empty on weekdays and then a bit busy on weekends but nothing crazy. Note: It was interesting how many people from Utah also stay at this resort and we met a bunch of people who know the same people we know from home!

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The buffet had a candy bar which made us stop there every day 🙂

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We had a run outside and one on the treadmill. We liked that there was a little space on the side of the road for runners/motorcycles and we saw a lot of people running on it. Mornings were a little cool (great for running), afternoons were perfect and evenings only required a light jacket.

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The best way to see it is to see new places with your running shoes.

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A big thank you to my in-laws (and my mom helped me too!) for giving us the best time away.

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10 ways life has been so different these past few days…

1. I ate french fries and salsa for breakfast…a little different from regular oatmeal lately.

2. We would wake up every morning at the same time that Beck would normally doze off.

3. I think I checked the time once every few hours.

4. The main source of H2O was from the ice in my piña coladas.

5. For every meal, I never had anyone crawling on my knees to take half the food in front of me.

6. We ate dinner at the same time of the night that I am normally in my second REM sleep cycle.

7. I ate more tacos in one day than I normally eat in three months.

8. I have not gone near a washer or dryer when these days I carry 1-2 a day at home.

9. I was on the pool chair for 4 hours straight in one day without getting up once.

10. I heard Andrew speak a lot of Spanish and tried very hard to follow.

It really was the perfect amount of time for our trip… We had the best time together (and needed it so badly) but we were also ready to get back to our kids at the end!


Do you prefer quiet vacations or more adventure? Or does it just depend?

Do you speak a foreign language?

Where was the last “new to you” place you went for a run?

Where would you go if you could jump on a plane right now?

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