Friday, November 6, 2009

Honeymoon Riviera Maya Style

Instead of captioning each photo, let me provide a quick summary of what you are about to see. Andrew and I spent our honeymoon in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Our week was spent relaxing in the pool and on the beautiful beach, visiting Mayan ruins, and snorkeling in the reef (not pictured).

While on our adventure, we became acquainted with several creatures that made a home for themselves on the resort. One was a peacock, and I'm sure you know how much this pleased me. And the others were long-snouted long-tailed furballs called coatis. Much of our trip was spent seeking out these critters and trying to touch them, to their dismay. I did finally get to scratch a few of their ears. That was pretty much the best day ever. Oh, and don't you think the coatis seriously resemble Luke? Snouts galore!

P.S. Don't mind the giant Star Wars Storm Trooper. That was from the resort's nightclub, Galaxy. We never stayed up late enough to make it to the club (that sun really tuckers you out!) but we snuck in once before it opened for a photo session.





























27 comments:

Chef Liz said...

Okay the Coatis? ADORABLE! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time. :-)

Hillary said...

great photos! you two are sexy beyatches. I would like a coati for Christmas, please.

elledee said...

too cute!

bFlat said...

Love the photos! Glad to read you had a fantastic time.

S said...

Great pictures! I love your sunglasses!

Sarah said...

looks like you had a great time! those little furballs are adorable - i want one!

Angela said...

You got so fricken tan!!

Mermanda said...

Angela, you MUST be joking!

I had a very faint tanline that faded by my second day home. I really didn't want to burn so I was under an umbrella most of the time.

jiveturkey said...

Lovely. I would like some beach and pool time right about now, please.

Please tell me you dressed a coati up as your baby son and brought him home with you.

Steph said...

how fun! A peacock!! How perfect!!

alyssa said...

Omigoshh!!!!! Those little guys are SO ADORABLE! I'd be spending my time finding little cute animals as well, not gonna like.

laura @ so alaurable said...

1. In the Storm Trooper pic, I was wondering how your hub's hand was both behind and in front of your dress until I realized his wristband matched the stripe on the skirt.
2. Peacocks!!! I die. So cool!
3. Coatis!!! How awesome that they came up to you. We saw a few in Costa Rica, but not nearly as many, and they defintely weren't as friendly.

Looks like a great honeymoon!

instatick said...

Are those the ruins at Tulum?! My husband and I visited there for our honeymoon and declared it the most beautiful place EVER. I want to go back and spend more time there SO BAD.

Also - Coatis are the cutest things EVER!!

ria said...

i would love to be there now! your dress in the peacock picture is pretty :)

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!!! The coatis are adorable!

Meghan said...

I love your photos, looks like so much fun. And I give you props for not stealing a coati as I'm not sure if I would have the same restraint.

Erin W said...

What beautiful pictures! You look a little scared about being that close to the peacock though. The coatis are adorable and really do look like Luke!

Mermanda said...

Terra,

It was Tulum. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't so damn hot. I really did not feel up to exploring to the fullest in the upper 90's heat. But yeah, it IS beautiful!

Toe said...

You two look wonderfully in love. I'd been to Riviera Maya but never saw Coatis I'm totally going to be on the look out now for them.

Katelin said...

oh love those pics, looks like a great honeymoon. and the coatis are so darn adorable, love it.

Maxie said...

You're so cute, miss mermanda. Looks like you had a great time!

Mel Heth said...

Coatis = Cuties.

I like how your pretty dress matches the peacock. Looks like you guys had a great trip!

Kyla Roma said...

Awesome pictures! So glad you guys got to get away!

sarah marie p said...

What an amazing trip! Those photos are gorgeous! All of those yummy drinks + delish Mexican food sound sooo good! And look at that beach! WOW! I love that you made friends with the coatis! Too adorable!

In the second to last picture, is the red item a bathing suit or tank top? Either way -- super cute!!!!

sarah marie p said...

p.s. So cool there were peacocks!

Mermanda said...

Sarah, it's a bathing suit! I love it because it has a very vintage vibe! Has a little skirt-type thing too!

your wishcake. said...

And thus continues my seriously intense couple-crush on you guys.

Also, those ridiculously human-like badger/meercat/WHAT things totally made me giggle. I want one! I wonder if Jay would approve...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time! Hurrah for honeymooners!