Boy oh boy, did I need this vacation or WHAT. It was so nice to take a week and focus only on clients, sunshine, and relaxation. I ended up bringing my best friend Dani and that was awesome because we were fine with sitting at dinner and reading our own books. I struggle to travel with others, so we were both relieved that we just enjoyed it all immensely. I ended up reading a few books, including Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. Holy granola, that shit was AMAZING. I gasped so many times! I also read The Breakdown, which was ALSO great! It was so nice to have time to read!!! I’ve started the other book by B.A. Paris, Bring Me Back…fingers crossed it’s as good!
We made sure to take our time and enjoy ourselves on the trip. We ate incredible food, we slept in, and definitely got sunburned hah! We also took a tour to see whale sharks!
What a difficult experience.
We got picked up at 6:45 am and I felt like ass. I had a couple of drinks, for the first time in months, and boy, that sucked the next day haha I felt like death, so thank goodness we stopped at a pharmacy to get Dramamine, so I could get stuff for my headache!
The boat ride to find the whale sharks was way more intense than anticipated. It was choppy and disastrously wet, for hours. We had to go a few miles offshore, just to get to the best stomping grounds. Then we puttered around in circles, choppy wave after choppy wave. It was exhausting.
Suddenly, the captain punched it and our excitement built. We had been told that since the season had only opened a couple of days prior, that we might not see anything. I would have been furious because it was $175 and so physically difficult, it would have been a major waste of a perfectly good day in Mexico.
But lucky us! Ten miles offshore, in huge swells that pummeled us around the boat…there were thirty whale sharks feeding. WHAT LUCK!!!
It was like a factory line, where humans tried to function while essentially covered in oil. We tumbled all over the boat, I’m shocked that no one broke anything! We had to be positioned just right and jump EXACTLY when we were told, so we could have a sliver of a chance to keep up with the whale sharks as they steadily swam by, paying no mind to our frantic attempts to be close.
It was so worth it though, in the end. Seeing their spots, remoras attached to their fins, their massive gills flexing and deflating with each passing gulp of plankton. It’s been a dream of mine, for a very long time, to do this. SO WORTH IT!
The rest of the trip was shooting my 300th wedding with Michelle and Grant, which I’ll be posting soon. More on that later!!! After the wedding, Michelle and Grant treated all of the wedding guests, plus Dani and I, to a snorkeling tour, with a lobster dinner after.
Is this heaven? I think so. I think so…..
I also, surprisingly, loved the all-inclusive resort!!! Everyone was so friendly, the dinners were spectacular, the pools were delightful. I loved everything about my job, in this week. I still love everything about it, but it’s certainly easier to love it with a rum-filled Piña Colada and sunshine.