Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Adventure week

Hi friends! I'm back!

I've actually been back for several days now, but have been on a vacation high and haven't wanted to jump back into my infertility reality.

Mexico. was. awesome. Rather than go into excruciating detail about how awesome, I will include some bulleted highlights for you to read through quickly:

  • Hanging with my two best gals. Ladies, if you want to forget that infertility exists, take a girls trip to Mexico. Trust me on this one. It helps that my two girls are both single and babies are the furthest thing from their mind. 
  • Taking one day off the resort to: drive ATVs to a nature preserve where we pet monkeys and explored an underground cave (complete with a cave lake and BATS!), then drive ATVs to a zipline in the middle of the jungle, where we ziplined into a 12 foot natural pool, then drive ATVs back to the ocean to snorkel, where we saw at least a dozen sea turtles and three or four sting rays. 
  • Participating in all the planned entertainment. From beach volleyball to cha-cha lessons, to water aerobics to Guacomole lessons to Staff vs. Guests Beer Drinking Contest to Spanish class to everything in between, the tres amigas were up for it!
  • Taking advantage of the free services at the resort - like renting kayaks, going out on the catamaran, renting bikes to go to the marina to see a baby dolphin, and taking my first ever spin class (omg.)
  • Drinking and eating. All free. For example, a Tequila taste test event:
The worst part:
  • Knowing we couldn't stay there forever. Seriously. So fun. 
But we came home. Then Champ surprised me with a Mystery Trip the day after I returned to celebrate our three year anniversary! We went to a state park in Ohio and stayed in a fantastic lodge. And we geo-cached for the first time. We sucked at it. 

Then, capping off the most adventurous week of my life to date, I WENT SKYDIVING ON MONDAY! There is nothing much like plunging out of an airplane at 9,000 feet and falling at 170 ft per second. Champ and I loved it. 

Take THAT, infertility. Bam. 


  1. Oh my god you did it!! My 30th is in Jan when I want to do mine but I still haven't arranged anything! You are my hero!

  2. Welcome back! Hope you can keep your vacation spirit up as long as possible. But wohoo... sounds like you had an awesome time! Skydiving? Omg, you are crazy!

    And of course, happy anniversary to both of you!

  3. Your trip sounds fantastic! Where in Mexico did you go? (Not that I'll be able to go, but a girl can dream.)

    And skydiving! Wow! I hope there are pictures. :)

  4. Welcome back! You were missed. I'm glad you had a great time! Soo jealous. Happy Aniversary!!

  5. Damn girl, you gave infertility a swift kick in the ass! Now pass on that Mexico information. I want to go!

  6. Wow, sky diving! Amazing. I am glad you had a wonderful time.

  7. Wow sky diving! Very brave of you. Glad you had fun

  8. You are so brave to skydive! I am glad you had such a great time! :)

  9. Seriously! That trip was a big FU to infertility! Fantastic!

  10. Sounds soo fun! Glad you had an awesome time!

  11. Ha ha! Take that indeed, IF!
    And welcome back to you! I'm so glad you had an amazing time in Mexico. I went there a couple years ago with two of my girlfriends. It was one of the best trips ever. Can't beat dancing until 3 am with free drinks all night!

  12. omg girl!!!!! Everything sounds so awesome!!!!! I'm super jealous right now. Thanks for the inspiration to plan a girls trip now!! I'm so happy for you.

  13. Oh man that sounds awesome!!! I tried to schedule a skydive before our IVF but it got canceled - twice.
    Did I know before that live in Ohio and forget? (This would not surprise me)

    Post pics this week!

  14. Hello from ICLW! I couldn't resist commenting here, because your trip sounds awesome. (Well, both of them do!) I love that tequila taste-testing station ... I would've spent quite a bit of time there!