Just back in last night from our 4 day trip to Puerto Vallarta where we attended a destination wedding of one of Simon's university friends at the Riu Jalisco resort. I was a little apprehensive about the whole trip because we did this exact same vacation at the same resort in December 2002, it costed about 50% more than it did that year, it's hot as hell in summer, and right around the time we went I also found out it was hurricane season and some sort of mosquito season too.
Despite coming home eaten alive by sand flies and mosquitos, the tropical storms subsided for the most part and the worst we got was some thunder, lightening, overcast skies, and light spitting. The food was pretty good as far as resort buffets go, the temperatures were somewhat manageable, the ocean was warm as bath water, and the best part of the trip was the company. We went with another couple, Dan and Sarah, who are Simon's friends from high school, and met up with another couple we hung out with for most of the trip. We kept the staff busy restocking our minibar and we lost count of the number of drinks we had had by mid-afternoon each day. Instead of packing each day with activities and excursions we decided to stay on the beach each day except the day we had to go into town for the wedding at the church and our last evening which we spent strolling the boardwalk.
I think minus the bugs (which weren't there when we went in December), I could've stayed another day or two. More if I could bring my own bedding because I'm picky about stuff like that and the smell of industrial laundry detergent gets to me. But as it is, I got overtanned and overfed and it was probably time to get back to work, working out, and prepping for my transition to Seattle. Hopefully the next trip will be on a cruise with the same folks we partied with in PV plus a few more of my friends. We were supposed to make Hawaii happen this summer too but it looks like I'm running out of time and money. Oh well. Anyways, back to the grind and hopefully some regular blogging.