Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Los Cabos: Day 1 + 2

After 2 flights and 8 hours, we opened the door to our suite at Dreams Resort and Spa in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday. Ah, air conditioning! Thank goodness cuz it was hot, hot, hot there all week. 100-105 degrees and sunny. And humid. I wasn't expecting the humidity. Nor was my hair. I digress...Our flight to Mexico went great and Morgan was a champ. We opted to not buy her a seat on the plane and she sat in our laps the whole way and it worked out great. She slept a lot and when she wasn't we were able to keep her busy with new toys, snacks and of course, the SkyMall magazine, which was promptly torn to shreds.

Our room was nice and big, and had a great view of the ocean and the pool - where we spent 90% of our time. The balcony was perfect for people watching.
Mark and I had never been to an all-inclusive resort before so we didn't know what to expect. We're not used to free - food, drinks (adult or not) - especially a mini fridge stocked full of water that didn't cost $8 a bottle. Plus we had turn down service each night, complete with chocolates and flowers.After we got to our room we relaxed for a little bit while Morgan ran around (yeah, finally!). We walked around the resort and down to the beach, then got dinner at one of the 5 restaurants on the resort - I had crab stuffed chicken with chipotle cream...yum! Then back to our room to change into our swimmies and down to the pool.

Sunday we got to enjoy our first breakfast buffet and enjoyed it so much that we came back every day after and had the same thing. Omelets, pancakes, banana bread french toast, sausage, fruit smoothies. Having cereal for breakfast since we've been back is just so ho-hum.See, the humidity made Morgan's hair curl right up, it was so so cute.After breakfast we dressed in our swimsuits and played in the pool for a few hours. Then lunch, naps (for all of us!), pool, dinner and playing. During our stay, between the timeshare guys at the airport and the activities and entertainment staff at the hotel, we were getting a lot of pressure to go on tours and try certain activities while in Los Cabos. That wasn't going to be easy, if not possible at all, to do with a one year old. Regardless, Mark and I were so looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing. Absolutely nothing. Every vacation we have been on since we were married we've been running around doing this and that. This time we actually had a reason to just stay put and chill. And it was really nice. So before you ask if we did anything or saw anything on our trip, the answer is no. :)Morgan LOVED the pool. She loved prancing around in her bikini and crocs, waving hi to anyone and everyone she passed. She loved being in the water and splashing and enjoyed watching the other kids play. We met a lot of other parents of young kids and Morgan made a couple friends by the end of the week, including little Danielle from LA. As the week went on, it seemed that everyone from the guests, to the pool staff and the waiters knew Morgan by name. She was a total ham and ate every bit of it up.

Next up: Days 3 + 4.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhhh, don't you miss the breakfast bar.