Another couple of days have gone by, and I’m long overdue for an update! Things are still going great- can you believe the week is half over?? Monday night and Tuesday, we stuck pretty close to home. With a couple notables.
After blogging on Monday night, I rushed upstairs for our yearly traditional spaghetti dinner. Yum!
Then, yesterday (Tuesday) we spent the day at the hotel- enjoying the sun. Later that night, everyone, sans Mom and Dad, went out to Pat O’Briens, a fun place with lots of music and dancing. Everyone had a great time, but the kids especially did, with karaoke (can you believe they rapped? Seriously!) and they danced practically every organized line dance ever invented. (Macarena, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Solja Boy, etc.) And Tommy got a hat with our friend Joe, so they looked like twin gangstas 🙂
Then today (Wednesday) we decided to do something different, and try out the Royal Haciendas. The Haciendas are one of our sister resorts located about an hour away in the Riviera Maya. For $15/ person we could get a lift down there to spend the whole day. Turned out to be a fabulous deal! The beach was beautiful, with sand so fine it was like extra fine sugar. And they had hammocks all around that you could rest in, and the pool was very heated, and infinity-style that was right on the beach and looked over the ocean. It was the perfect way to spend the day.
And I had the most amazing lunch at the pool bar. Sure, the service was awful (it really was) and they brought me the wrong thing, but man was it good! I ended up with shrimp tacos, and they were so delicious. The shrimp were prepared like a really delicate tempura and very lightly fried and soft, in great tortillas with chipotle mayo and also a garlic mayo drizzle. Mmmm! So good I had to take a picture. Isn’t it pretty?
We kept saying all day that the Haciendas reminded us of a Disney resort. I’m not sure if it was the ultra vivid colors the buildings are painted, or how immaculate everything was, but it was just very together. Not like that’s a bad thing, but it did seem a little un-authentic. I’m not sure if I’d want to stay there for a whole week, because there’s not much else to do outside of your hotel, but it was a great day trip and totally worth the $15. And they didn’t even make us sit through a timeshare presentation!
I’m super tired after the day in the sun (hard life, right?) so everyone have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow and I’ll update soon. Save some turkey for me! xoxo