Ryan and I had THE MOST FABULOUS week in Acapulco this summer. It was our first time leaving the country together and our first time leaving the kids for more than a night.
Oh and it was heaven.
We did three nights with the wedding party. (The Mister nailed his duties as officiant. He delivered a super touching ceremony. Dare I say it even rivaled Joey’s??) Then we spent three nights on our own.
I loved that we covered the entire Acapulco Bay and really felt like we got a feeling for the place. As we learned while we were there, Acapulco is Mexico’s beach. It’s five hours from Mexico City and does mostly domestic tourism. The Americans go to Cancuun or Cobo. All of the taxi drivers told us to go home and send our friends to Acapulco, so…go!
I am OBSESSED with the hotel we stayed in, Encanto. It was new, designed by a distinguished modern architect, and tucked on a hill overlooking both the open ocean and the entire bay.
I think I could spend the rest of my life next to that pool.
It was off season (because it was hot and because schools weren’t out yet), so we got a great deal, AND we often had the pool to ourselves.
That one above was taken by Ryan right before the wedding started. On the opposite side of the bay as the Encanto hotel. But let’s get back to the hotel because I love it so. :)
Did I mention it was hot? One time we made the mistake of getting into a taxi that didn’t have AC (or seat belts!). I thought I was going to die (for more than one reason!). That photo above is the view from our hotel room. By mid-day the glass was visibly wet with humidity.
Acapulco’s famous cliff divers.
Like I said, heaven.
It was so good for us as a couple to just be together, without any of the pressures of normal life. We talked a lot of purposefully horrible Spanglish and laughed more than we have in ages. We sat out by the deserted pool at midnight and talked over the last decade, naming all the “best days” we’ve shared and looking forward to more to come. (We needed that.)
We owe a huge, huge thank you to our parents for taking incredible care of the kids while we were gone! It was great to go, and it was great to be reunited.
Have you ever left the kids behind and traveled with your spouse? Even the occasional one-night getaway counts! Where’d you go? And who’d you leave the kids with? I want more ideas! ;)