Friday, September 19, 2008

Honeymooning in Mexico

Our honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta was so perfect. We had a great balance of pure relaxation paired with some fun adventures. Sorry for the picture overload. I take way to many and don't know how to eliminate...oops.

We stayed in a two bedroom condo at Villa Del Palmar Flamingos for 7 days. The room was phenomenal and the view was spectacular.

The beach just feet from our hotel.One of our planned activities was to go scuba diving. Colby was certified through a BYU class and REALLY wanted to go. All I had to do was take an hour long resort class to be able to go with him.
SCUBA DIVING, Los Arcos (behind us), my first dive and Colby's first ocean dive. I was slightly nervous...ok, terrified about this at first. After going 2 feet under I had to come back to the surface to reconvince myself. But once I went down (about 50 feet) it was fabulous. I am so glad Colby talked me into this!

Colby all ready to go!
My scuba instructor found a blow fish and made it puff up. He wanted me to hold it. It was unbelievably prickly. Pretty sure this was illegal. oops...shhhhhWe saw several colorful fish, eels, starfish and puffer fish. Pretty neat. Check Colby's form out. Nice. After the dives we wondered the city. We ate at PIPIS mexican grill, which was suggested by a friend, and it was to die for. The food was excellent and the drinks were so refreshing and large!

We didn't want to head back quite yet, so ended up catching a movie down town. We both got in for under 10 bucks. We loved this so much we actually came back another time to the movies.MY 21st BIRTHDAY!! Colby made today PERFECT. I woke up to breakfast in bed; French Toast, eggs, bacon and strawberry banana juice. (Yes I know I look just fabulous in this pic, thanks, and yes, I AM sporting the Jergensen Fam reunion tshirt on my honeymoon. represent.)

The rest of the day was spectacular. We took it easy and just hung out at the beach. Colby was in love with the waves and salty water. These were both relatively new to him. ;)
Colby made me a wonderful steak dinner for my birthday and then surprised me with a birthday cake. Being perfectly honest, I was really sad that I wasn't going to have a cake for my birthday. I mean, what is a birthday without a cake... (ok, I know, a little spoiled)? I had basically accepted the fact that I wouldn't get a cake and was trying to cope with it. After getting ready though, I came out of the room and caught Colby in mid cake preparation. Seriously, it made me cry (the good kind of cry of course...I think Colby is still getting used to tears meaning good things. ) With the help of my Mom Colby brought a just add water, microwavable cake and made me the happiest girl ever! Thanks, love!
Colby coming in after one of the zip-lines in the Los Veranos canopy. We went on 14 zip-lines total. The longest one was about 320 meters long and 180 meters high. It was pretty sweet. We climbed, hiked and zip lined through the canopy.Me, enjoying the ride. Later I got to ride upside-down and backwards. I was attached to a guide who let me lean backward and let go with my hands as I soared through the canopy. So exhilarating.
Colby was told that the sealed crackers in his double-buttoned pockets wouldn't be a problem with the monkeys. . . the picture says otherwise.
After stopping by the flea market one more time, we crossed some sketchy bridges among the locals.
On our last evening in Puerto Vallarta, Colby took me to an amazing restaurant, Vista Grill. It was one of those with super small, but amazing tasting servings. It was up on the hill overlooking the entire bay and city. We got there just before sunset and got to eat and chat while the sun was setting and into the night. It was so perfect!
After checking out, we went to spend our last hour or so in the ocean before our flight left. Sadly, that was cut short when i got stung by a jellyfish. OUCH! Colby thought I was kidding when I started flailing my arms in the air screaming I was being stung... maybe I was a little over dramatic...

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