an account of our trip

Family blogs can be much like family Christmas letters. I mean, who (except the family in question) really cares if their prize pink poodle won best of show and their super-smart first grader is about to go to college? A post such as this about a trip such as this could quickly become a brag-fest, so rather than bore you with all the details, I'll tell you about the disappointments. That is more fun, right? Then you can say "I'm glad I didn't have a vacation in Mexico" and there won't be any jealousy.

1) The worst part of the whole trip was that we had to come home after 5 days. I mean, what kind of vacation ends like that? A real vacation would go on forever.

2) The pool was so big that you just couldn't possibly enjoy the whole thing. What a bummer.

3) We got really tired of tipping everyone who served us our food, made our beds everyday, and brought us piña coladas by the pool.

4) A person could also get very tired of authentic Mexican Chips and Pico (I didn't, but you could) since they serve it at every meal.

5) Cancun has been in the news lately. Did you know half the cops in Cancun are crooked? Really. It was a terribly dangerous place. We, and the other 5 million tourists around us, feared for our lives the entire time.

6) It actually sprinkled one afternoon and got a little cloudy. Terrible thing for the weather to do. And every now and then, we just couldn't bare to sit in the sun any longer. A person can get too much sun, you know.

7) Mom and Dad wouldn't stop talking about how they should sell the farm and disappear in Mexico for the rest of their lives. I mean, invite them on one trip and they go all crazy on ya.

8) My cards filled up from all the pictures I took. I had way too many pictures to sort through to post here, which I why it took me so long. So, without further adieu, I'll share a few of my favorites. Try to look past the disappointment that is just radiating from our faces.

If you remember this post and this post about which dresses I should buy the girls for the wedding, you might be interested to see these were the winners. (Not because I was sensible about spending all that money on the other ones, but because the other ones were actually back-ordered and I couldn't get them in time!) It probably worked out for the best, since there was no wedding to attend, but we still dressed them up for dinner at night.

I got up one morning to find Dad out playing beach volleyball. Doesn't he just fit right in with the speedos and bikinis?

The best part about vacations is the sleeping in (oops... I mean... I hated that part!)

There was a pool-side vendor that sold these little ceramic items that you could paint. She would then fire them and give them back to you the next day. Our little crafter Abby had to do one about every day so we came home with several colorful sourvenirs.

We almost worked up the guts to go para-sailing, but we just had too hard of a time getting off our beach chairs long enough to go sign up. I love this shot with the cruise ship in the background.

Mom and Dad vacation like pros. I think they might have been doing it behind our backs for years.

Dad was Sarah's favorite playmate.

One thing I wish we could have brought home with us was Sarah's curls that sprung up in the humid air.

If you would like to see more, you will need to click here. Otherwise, I'll just warn you that I'm about to say something really terrible.

I hope someday that you can have a vacation as awful as this so you can write about all the disappointing things that happened to you on your trip.