July 23-26, 2009 - Cancun, Mexico
A few girlfriends (Terri, Crissy and Jennifer) and I went down to Cancun for some rest, relaxation and fun. We mostly laid by the beach, enjoying our all inclusive resort. One afternoon we took a boat to Isla Mujeres and rented a golf cart to drive around the island. That was neat! On our last night we had some fun on the Pirate boat - laughing and dancing the night away.
My feet definitely enjoyed the sand and beach on this trip!
Check out some more of my photos from this trip - Cancun Photos
Kylee, her husband (Brent) and I took a trip to Cabo, staying at the Hotel Finesterra. On our first night we had dinner at Lenny’s. The next day we relaxed by the beach at our hotel (you couldn’t get in the water the waves were so strong, but just sitting by the pool/beach and admiring the view and sounds was amazing).
That night we went out to a couple bars, then on the walk home found Slim’s Elbow Tequila Bar, which claims to be the smallest bar. We sat at a stool, had a shot, and then went on our way.
The highlight of the trip though was sitting on the beach at night and just listening to the powerful sound of the waves crashing against shore. I could have sat there all night listening to those waves!
Check out some more of the pictures from this trip - Cabo Photos
The next day we took a boat out to Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach). The waves were still really impressive over there, but there was one part of the water you could actually get in.
That night we went on a Sunset Dinner Cruise that took us out to the Land’s End (The Arch) rock formations. There was a guy on our boat that night that actually fell off the boat! He went under the catamaran, but they stopped the engines immediately and thankfully they got him out of the water safely. Whew! The following day we hung out at the beach, then that night we went to Squid Roe Bar. They had this caricaturist that drew a pic of Brent, which was fun!
This was my very first official feet picture! Hanging off the side of a mountain, in Mexico, 800 feet above the ground. We started our weekend with some shorter climbs.
Then after camping out, the next day we embarked on our 1,300 ft climb. There were 3 of us on the rope – so it took us 10 ½ hours to complete the roundtrip. The best part was when we were almost back to the bottom the group of locals hanging out were cheering us on and immediately handed us a cerveza when we finished! At one point during our climb the weather got so bad – crazy wind in the valley between the mountains – and raining, we weren’t sure if we should continue. We were about 700 ft up and Gabe and I were below and his friend was climbing up to the next point already. Gabe wanted to turn around, but as much as we yelled he couldn’t hear us. It was funny though when we got back to camp that night, a couple climbing on the mountain face across the valley said they could hear ever word we were saying! So setting nerves aside we made it up the section of climb to meet back up with him. Thankfully after that section the weather cleared and we were able to finish the climb. Getting to the top of the climb at 1,300 ft, signing the book and enjoying the views were pretty amazing!
During the climb we had a lot of time to pass just hooked to the mountain waiting our turn to go up or down. So at one point Gabe and I were waiting while our third friend rappelled down, and to pass the time he said a neat photo to take is looking through your feet to the ground far below. Who would have known that picture started the tradition of the traveling feet!
On our last day in El Potrero I got to try out some lead climbing on a much shorter single pitch climb! Great way to end an amazing trip!
Check out the rest of my rock climbing photos here - El Potrero Photos