I told you I'd be back to recap the last two full days of my trip and here I am!
Can you hear the ocean? Smell the salt air?
The third day of our trip started out really sun-shiney. All 6 of us got beach chairs together right in front of the ocean area and parked ourselves there all day long.
The day was filled with Kindle-reading, jokes, Yahtzee games, yummy food and drinks, and 100% relaxation.
All of us got lunch together, and overall just had a really nice time enjoying being around each other without the distractions of kids and our everyday lives.
That night we tried to have dinner at the Italian restaurant, but one of the hostesses was really rude. EJ's oldest brother-in-law took care of it and we had dinner on the other side of the resort at the Steakhouse (literally it was so far that we had to take golf carts to get there). While waiting for the golf carts to come, we decided it was a good time for a photo op!
The service here was incredible. The waiters were nice, and incredibly funny. And since we were finally having dinner all together, we were able to celebrate the birthday boy.
That night we watched the Samba entertainment show, and MAN can those people dance. Holy moly!
After a little more time at the lounge bar, we went back to our side of the hotel and turned in.
We woke up knowing that today was our last full day in this paradise. Five of us had spa appointments in the morning (MG and I both got massages that day) which were incredible. And the rest of the afternoon was spent soaking in the last bits of fun and sun that we could.
That last night, we had dinner at the Italian restaurant. The food was yummy, the company was great, we stuffed ourselves silly, and then headed to the Michael Jackson show for the night.
And then it happened. MG's sister, got picked to go up on stage. To impersonate MJ's dance moves. And she was the only female up there. Best. Night. Ever! So funny, we were all crying laughing. I'll leave out the emabarassing details and only share one photo with you:
Then, after way too many laughs, we spent the last night the same way we spent the first night, dancing. But, this time, we were all together. And it was an absolute blast!
If you couldn't tell, it was SO much fun. We're a bunch of goofballs, and when we're together, it's just plain ridiculousness. The trip couldn't have ended on a better note.
We all eventually went to bed and the next day it was time to say goodbye to this place:
...and head back to icky 20 degree weather. Brrrr!
Despite getting a mild cold, and having some clouds here and there, it was the perfect getaway.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I absolutely adore MG's family. I've never had sisters, and it's so nice to have MG's sisters treat me like one.
Are you sad that the recap is over? I'm sad that the trip is over, too. But at least we have the pictures to look at, and the memories to share!
If you want to go on a good vacation, I've got a great recommendation for you!