Sunshine and Margaritas

I have been a slacker on the blog lately (lots of fun things have been going on) but the sunshine in Seattle this weekend has me thinking about my upcoming trip to Phoenix and my “recent” (a month or so ago is recent, right?) trip to Mexico with Leana Layfield.

Would you ever agree to go on a trip that you know nothing about? I usually wouldn’t but I figured, Leana was planning it so I was good to go (she is the ultimate planner). All I knew was that I was flying in to Phoenix and we were driving down to Mexico the next morning for a weekend of fun in the sun. Other than that, I knew nothing – which was actually kind of fun. At the time I agreed to go on the trip, I had no clue that I would be on a temporary assignment (now permanent) on 1st shift so this ended up being a nice little break in the 3 week (ha! 3 weeks…I should have known better) assignment. I completely disconnected from work (and life) on this trip and turned my phone off…only had the iPad to text dad his morning messages.

So, we got up, packed the car, and drove down to Mexico Friday morning (like how I fast forward through all of that?). I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous when we crossed the border and it was mainly dirt roads and people who didn’t follow the streets signs very well…but I have faith in Leana and just sat back while she drove. We pulled up to the hotel and my nerves were calmed! We had a fabulous first floor room with a view of the water…doesn’t get much better than that! We unpacked the car, changed clothes, and headed out for the sunset boat ride. The boat ride was fun – even with me getting motion sick (which I should have expected).

The girls on the boat..at the beginning

The girls on the boat..at the beginning

Trying to get my head and stomach from hurting

Trying to get my head and stomach from hurting

Me and Leana all bundled up

Me and Leana all bundled up

Captain Leana

Captain Leana

And the sun is going down

And the sun is going down

The next morning we woke up, grabbed a bite to eat, and then parked our butts on the beach all day. We spent the day soaking up the sun, reading books, and chatting…

Yep - I am all kinds of Seattle with my technology at the beach!

Yep – I am all kinds of Seattle with my technology at the beach!

Pretty girls and our hats at the beach - all about the skin protection!

Pretty girls and our hats at the beach – all about the skin protection!

After a day on the beach, we cleaned up, grabbed dinner, and headed to a little local bar for drinks and people watching and memory making.

Group selfie at dinner!

Group selfie at dinner!

Letting loose and getting the party started

Letting loose and getting the party started

My teacher of letting loose and having fun - Leana

My teacher of letting loose and having fun – Leana

Pretty girls at the bar

Pretty girls at the bar

Who needs a barstool when you have a swing?

Who needs a barstool when you have a swing?

Group shot at the end of the night

Group shot at the end of the night

The next day, we went through the same routine – breakfast, beach, clean up, dinner… and then a really cramped car ride back to the hotel…

Girls before dinner..

Girls before dinner..

Yeah - 6 people in a really tiny car...it's how we do it!

Yeah – 6 people in a really tiny car…it’s how we do it!

The next morning, we woke up, had breakfast, packed up, and then made a quick stop by JJ’s bar to get one last picture…

Of course, Leana can convince me to climb on the bar for a picture

Of course, Leana can convince me to climb on the bar for a picture

After this we headed back to the states and reality…but not before getting dressed up and going out for drinks one last time….I am beginning to think that is how the “pretty girls” roll 🙂 There it is folks – Mexico in a nutshell.

Until next time….xoxo…Julie

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