I'm back from Mexico! We had a great time. Got to see cliff divers, go kayaking and parasailing and put in 6 hrs a day every day on the beach/in the ocean. I was nervous about gaining weight since I have been trying really hard to lose (lost 12 so far) and I know food is always a challenge for me on vaca.....but I didn't gain any weight, I was eating a lot of yummy mexican and seafood, but with so much walking and swimming it will be ok. We took $600 for spending and still had some left, yeah! My Mom is still in Mexico so we left out remaining pesos with her to convert before she comes back. We had about $3000 pesos left, so about $260 America I think. Have not decided what to do with that money yet.....??? My Mom was super generous, she paid for all 6 of us (me, DH, my 2 bros, my SIL and little bros friend) for flight, seperate hotel rooms for 8 nights, nearly all food, transportation and entertainment. The only things we paid for was some food if we were on our own and souvenirs. We also went down to the casino there, but came out ahead there too. Now I need to go lay in some aloe vera!
My little bro (19 y/o) was not so lucky on the trip. He lost $70 pesos in the ocean because he forgot he had money in his swim shorts, got arrested in Mexico for being drunk in public so he had to pay $300 pesos for that and then on the way home from the airport he got a speeding ticket. He still had a fun trip, but he really can not afford to be paying fines every other day for stupid behavior....
It is nice to be home and sleep in your own bed. The beds in our hotel were really hard.....so I looked under the mattress and no wonder they are so hard. The thin mattress are on slabs of concrete instead of on springs! Aww! It was ok when you were sleeping but then I would be really sore when I got up....or maybe that was just cause I was so sumburnt! I did really good on not getting burnt until the day before I left and then I burnt the carp out of my feet and legs....bummer.....
So now....back to the real world! We got back on Sunday but I have just been soooo worn out since then I had not had a chance to get on here....you know how they say "You need a vacation from your vacation!" Yup thats me! I was back to work on Monday and am getting back in the swing of things, but I think all that sun fried my brain. I will post the new BL results, mortgage for April and savings updates this weekend.
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