If you haven’t already watched yesterday’s workout Wednesday video, be sure to go do that by clicking right HERE! Katie and I filmed that during one of our epic workouts while in Mexico. They hotel we stayed at had the nicest gym. Actually the hotel had nice everything! I will get to that later.
This trip started off with THE EARLIEST wake up call to go to the airport I have ever had. I had to leave for the airport at 330am… so you can imagine when I got up.
I decided to go comfy with a maxi skirt (so comfy to fly in, trust me), flip flops, a tank and super soft pull over. I had to incorporate the pull over because it is what I was wearing when I first met Katie last August and I told her to look for the creamsicle. LOL. We joke about that all the time so I had to wear it. I always try to layer on the plane because one minute you’re hot and the next you’re cold, so it was perfect! Got a coffee as soon as I got thru security. I never sleep on airplanes, so I figured I might as well wake up and get some work done. I lucked out and my gate was right across from my favorite coffee place. There is only ONE Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Seattle and it’s IN THE AIRPORT past security. I was SO glad I was able to get my favorite drink from my favorite coffee joint to start this vacay off right!
I brought tons of food with me. I actually posted about it along with a short video HERE. I always try to bring something healthy to eat while on the plane or going thru airports because you never know what you are gonna find. This is the salad that I brought with me. It was a bunch of spinach topped with pear slices and almonds.
When I got to San Fran for my connection, I was searching for more coffee (I needed it) and found this salad…Not too shabby! It was mixed greens, chicken, walnuts, strawberries and I think avocado. You never know what you will find. At least I saved myself $9.25 right?!
Katie and I got into Puerto Vallarta around the same time. The maxi shirt was a good idea UNTIL we got to Mexico. It was SO humid, I couldn’t wait to change into something else. We hooked up in baggage claim and got a taxi together to go to our hotel. Little did we know what would be awaiting us when we got there….
This was the view from our room (insert heart eyed emoji!!!)
Super comfy beds and a huge bathroom. I told Katie, this is the kinda place I always dream of staying at but never do. If I told you guys the outrageous deal we got on this you would never believe it.
We were so excited we instantly went into blogger mode taking pics and selfies. Let me tell you it was SO GOOD to finally see this girl! You probably have already heard the story but Katie and I met at Blogfest last August and have been BFFs ever since. We talk all the time, but we live on opposite sides of the country so we rarely see each other. We wanted to make it happen earlier but circumstances just didn’t allow it, so we planned this trip to celebrate Katie’s birthday!!!
I changed out of the maxi skirt and off we went to explore the hotel.
I love this pic of us!!
The day we arrived was SO humid. We found all the essential places: the gym, the pool (there were 3!), the beach and where to eat. Once we explored a bit we ate, we were starved.
Then it was POOL TIME! The pool was glorious. It was huge! There were also 3 pools to choose from. #ridiculous. We could NOT wait to enjoy these diggs for the next four days.
At this hotel the pool and the beach were two separate areas. After we hung at the pool for a while we hit the beach, just in time for the sunset.
I love our faces in this pic. “WE’RE HERE!” haha.
I don’t know what I am doing here…
Then it was dinner time!!!
We shared the scallops as an appetizer and then I had salmon for dinner. This hotel had exceptional food. They had all the regular stuff plus healthy options as well.
We ate and then crashed. It had been a long day of traveling and catching up.
I don’t want to make this post too long so be sure to check back for the rest of the trip recap next week. I’ll be sharing our beach day and other adventures (including tongue tacos) with you!