Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Couples' Retreat Mexico - Part 1

One of the major things that got Scott through PA school over the last year & a half was knowing we were going to Mexico when it was all done.

So, last Saturday, Scott & I, along with 3 other couples, headed off to Punta Mita, Mexico where we had the most incredible time!


We arrived in Puerto Vallarta the first afternoon, where we had a shuttle waiting to take us to our first night's stay - a family friend's condo in Punta Mita - talk about a luxurious condo!

these birds (the one in the tree) were everywhere. It must have been their mating season b/c the males would not stop puffing out their chests & strutting for the ladies.
- - - Scott walking along the very rocky beach.

some cool glass centerpiece gave Robin multiple heads

Robin & Eric


Our second day in Punta Mita, we gathered all our stuff from the condo & hauled it back & forth via golf cart to a house just down the beach (other guests were still staying in it the night before).

(pic taken by Tiffani)

(pic taken by Sean)

one of my favorite places to sit - on the shaded patio overlooking the pool, golf course, & ocean

Eric, Robin, Tiffani, Andrew - - - Francisco picked up a chocolate cake for us from Costco, & it was delicious.


Monday, the other three couples went zip-lining (I passed - not so sure it would have been the best thing to do while 6 months pregnant), while Scott & I went into the little surfing town of Sayulita (everyone else joined us there a couple hours later).

Scott & I had some incredible smoothies while people-watching (you know you do it too), practicing our Spanish, & trying to keep the countless passing vendors at bay. The smoothies were completely fresh - they sliced & diced everything right there in front of us (no frozen fruit, thank you). Mine was our overall favorite: pineapple, mango, & plain yogurt - yum.

me (in all my super-white glory - I hadn't seen the sun in a few years), Robin, & Tiffani

cute face, right? but hey, I had to get a belly shot

Later that evening, we went back to Punta Mita & had dinner at the Beach Club. The food wasn't as good as Scott & I remembered, but the view was awesome.

Eric, Robin, Andrew, Tiffani, me, Scott, Sean, other Liz

nothing like a private beach

"Who's this hermano guy?" (quick, name that TV show!)
And yes, they are brothers.

The rest of the trip to come . . .


  1. Wow. I don't think I could be any more jealous right now! That looks incredible and I'm so glad you guys were able to get away and relax. Your belly is adorable!

  2. Yeah! Finally photo with Liz's tummy showing and one with the two of you together. Can't wait to see more photos.

    Wa Perrymans

  3. Wow! It looks like you guys had so much fun. i am so jealous. By the way your belling is soooooo cute.

  4. Cutest belly picture ever! I truly love your face in it.

    It looks like you had so much fun!!

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