Sunday, May 17, 2015

Trip to Mexico

As kind of a last minute deal, we decided to go to Mexico with Alison and Micah. (We thought maybe Sam and Audrey were going too, but they didn't want to go without the boys and had no passports for them). Part of the reason for the trip was because Micah had a business trip there, so they only needed to pay for Alison to get there too. Plus they were celebrating a trip without the kids and Micah finishing his PE test and lots of hard work the past few months. Ron and I were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary. (and the chance to spend some time with Al and Micah- hope they didn't mind us tagging along :) I know when I print my blog it will put all of the text together and then all of the photos, so I might as well just do it that way- instead of adding captions or explanations of the pics ;)
On Monday, May 4, Al and Miach flew from SLC to LA to PVR and we flew from SAT to IAH to PVR. The traffic was heavy for us to get to the airport by 7:30am, but at least it was moving and no delays. Both of our flights were good and on time. It took us a little while to wait for Al and Micah to arrive and then get through the PVR airport. I had already arranged transportation to the Grand Mayan, through the resort. We didn't get through the "timeshare vultures" unscathed though :) (We went to a presentation at Garza Blanca on Tuesday.) Monday evening we had dinner at an outdoor cafe at the resort. The presentation on Tuesday included transportation, breakfast, some discount tickets, more transportation to Wal Mart and cash to spend there. Garza Blanca is a very "elite" resort- we didn't make it through the whole we didn't even get the price. haha We did get our ride to WalMart and shopping there- then went back to the Grand Mayan and fixed dinner. (Ron, Alison, and Micah tried out the beach for short time that day). On Wednesday we went to the beach and pools at the resort. In the evening we went to "Rhythms of the Night". A boat ride, dinner, and a show at an outdoor theater. The weather was perfect. Dinner was better than I expected for 150+ people. There were several different areas- our specific table was on a terrance and our buffet served about 30. The show was interesting...very different than anything I have seen before. Thursday was beach and pools again, then shopping and dinner in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Dinner was at a good Mexican restaurant- PiPis. Friday was another boat ride, snorkeling, hiking, and visiting a small fishing village. Only problem was Alison, Micah, and I were all feeling SICK on the boat :( Saturday was sleep in, then pack up and get to the airport. Again our flights were good and on time- PVR to IAH to SAT. Got home about 10:30 pm. Al also made it home late that night. Micah rented a car and drove to where his business meetings were, for the next week. The resort we stayed at was The Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta. Great place- great trip. (Mom got some extra care at home while we were gone. Ladies from Home Instead came in twice a day.)

The Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta, 2015

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