Wednesday, July 1, 2015

No Wake in the Wake Zone: A Mexican Tale

Bucket List Item #1: Travel outside the country  


For my birthday, some of my bestest friends helped me celebrate in such a beautiful way. Six of us traveled to Mexico for four days of fun, sun and adventure. 
 To Mexico we go! (I may have acquired a selfie stick at the beginning of this trip).

Right from go, the trip was amazing. When I got to the airport, I didn't have to pay for my checked bag. I also got TSA precheck. I kept telling the girls that Delta must know it's my birthday. But then I realized that our travel agent booked us in two's and I was booked with Danielle who is a traveling feign...thereby I was a beneficiary of all her travel upgrades. But I don't care, being Danielle's "wife" for the weekend was amazing! 

First classing to Mexico. They're so nice to you up there! They give you champagne and blankets and leave you bananas while you nap. I'm a fan. 

Mexico! Waiting on Shannon to get in from Kansas City!

 Day One was spent exploring our resort and all it's buffets attractions 
 ....everyone together now! 

Out to dinner!

We celebrated the start of the trip with sombreros at the local Japanese restaurant. Hola...Konnichiwa...same dif!


Day Two we lived on the beach and at the pool. 
Getting into these is harder than appears. I've never laughed so hard. This hammock feels like I what I imagine being in utero feels like. 

I was super excited to see all the wildlife in Mexico. I just kept hearing about how there were "iguanas EVERYWHERE!" There were not iguanas everywhere but do you know what there were a lot of? 25 pound rats.

Apparently this critter is native to playa del carmen and yes, it is a rodent...the size of a cat and as tame as a dog. Fairly certain it would have let us pet it if we weren't trapped in our womb hammocks paralyzed with fear (ok maybe that was just me and Jessica). I'm just saying, these are the kinds of stories that end up on TLC. "Vacationers eaten by 25 pound rat."

 Beaching with my vacation roomie!

 Danielle is only interested in jumping pictures! And I can see why - I mean look at the height on that jump! 

 Selfie Stick Practice 

 Yes, all of my friends look like supermodels, it's the truth

I have always wanted a towel animal! I mean, if it's wrong to put these in your suitcase as a souvenir, I don't want to be right. 


That night we had a little...let's say....adventure. We decided to go to a very well-known Club called Coco Bongo. 
 Getting wild and crazy!

My little fashionista friend Nina! 

 We are silly!

 These two blondies...always taking selfies on my phone. I love it!

Waiting on the bus to Coco Bongo

Our tickets included transportation, a private table, bottle service and a waiter. Long story short, our tickets actually included transportation, some Sprite Zeros and general admission with about 4,000 other suckers people. 

How we felt about Coco Bongo 

As we came to discover, all the exits in Coco Bongo are hidden. And as you are literally mushing yourself between hundreds of people, it may or may not induce some panic. We eventually split into two groups, Shannon and I became "Team Escape Captains" and thankfully we made it out and lived to talked about it. 

Although at one point I did have the thought "This is how it ends.....I get squeezed to death." 

Thankfully.....there was a full recovery on all fronts! 

And if you're wondering about the title of this post....this was a saying that couple staying at the resort said to us about 25 times. They were in their late 40's, approximately the color of a 97 year old leather suitcase, both had rainbow-colored hair and rocked bondage swimsuits. And partied harder than any 21 year old I know. And every time they passed us, they'd say "No wake in the wake zone ladies!"....whatever that means! 

Stay Tuned for Part Two! 



Courtney@PancakesandSparkles said...

I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation! Mexico looks like such a beautiful place to visit, I really want to go sometime!

Alex said...

Yayyyyy so much fun!!!