Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh Belize...How I miss you....

Justin and I went to Belize last July, just 8 months ago, and while we always enjoy our vacations with Kristin and Brian that one definitely left a lot to be desired! We stayed in a two bedroom condo on the south end of Ambergris Caye, a small island off the coast of Belize. It was not all-inclusive which we were used to, and I had never seen or been bitten by so many mosquitoes in my entire life! It was just an all around disappointing trip and I swore that it would be the last time I would go to that miserable island as long as I lived.....Fast forward to the weekend before last..... We went to Houston to this adorable little boys 2ND birthday party. His name is Sean (he's the one on the left) and he is Justin's cousin's baby. You follow? Well his parents were going with some of Justin's other family to Belize and they invited us ALL EXPENSES PAID!!! Now, while I wasn't a big fan of Belize this puts a whole new spin on it! Of course we went, without our kids, Matt (his cousin) said he would fly us all out but our kids don't have passports and there was no way we could have gotten them in time to go so with help from pretty much all of our family (thanks Gran, Big Pops, Uncle Matt, Mitch and Aunt Jena)we got the kids taken care of while we went for three nights and four days of heaven!

We stayed at Ramon's Village along with Matt, his wife Virag and son Sean, Matt's sister Kellie and their cousin Liz, Matt and Virag's friends also came Stephanie, David and their son Caden. We had a big group and a great time! The resort was fantastic the food was great, the drinks were even better, thanks to that lovely bartender pictured above Raul! We went on a snorkeling trip and swam with sting rays and even saw a shark and some kind of ginormous eel! Stephanie and I were scared to death to go but with a lot of, let's call it "encouragement" from our husbands we went and we were both so glad that we did! I am hoping that my underwater camera worked so I can post some pics because it was unlike anything I had ever done! We went fishing on the reef and Kellie caught the biggest fish (again!) that girl has some crazy good luck when it comes to fishing! We laid out drank lots and had a great time! Justin and I even went on our own little tour of the island and went to lunch at Captain Morgan's toured condo's that were for sale (as if we could ever afford one) and went to the Palyapa Bar which is out on the end of a pier and up a flight of stairs. It feels like you're floating on the water. Thanks Matt for taking us with ya'll on the trip, I take back every bad thing I ever said about that island, just goes to show everything deserves a second chance! I Love Belize and I miss it.....we are going to take the kids back soon!


  1. Oh my Lord, now I have to add Belize to my "have to do" list! It sounds great and wow, free! Really like the last pic of you two. But next time you decide to leave the country, could tell us so we know where to find you, ya know for the future! :>

  2. Never pass up a free trip to the beach. I am so jealous!!!