Thursday, July 17, 2014

home from puerto vallarta

we've been home from puerto vallarta, mexico less than 48 hours and life is already back in full swing. i went to my 6am pilates class this morning and my abs screamed "welcome home, rachel!" and "yo tengo mas tequila!"

it's hard to return from paradise.

sometimes i long to take a trip and see the world. sometimes i long to take a vacation and do absolutely nothing. that's how this ten-year anniversary trip was intended to be and that's exactly how it was. we chose the most perfect place to unwind and relax.

our home for the week was the casa velas boutique hotel, chosen because it's on every top ten list for all-inclusive mexican beach resorts (travel & leisure, conde nast...). it lived up to every positive tripadvisor review and then some. the service was world class. we wanted for nothing. our every whim was met with a "claro que si!" and our every expectation was exceeded.

most of our time was spent sitting by the pool, either this one pictured above or the one at the private beach club. both were lovely.

one of my favorite things to do was watch the iguanas climb in the trees, walk across the grounds or wade in the koi ponds. can you spot the three iguanas above? they greeted us each morning at breakfast.

i'll be sharing a few more photos from our trip over the next couple days. i didn't take seemed like too much effort to get out of my lounge chair!  :-)

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