So, in October, Chad and I took off for a few days (solo!) in Mexico, leaving Bear with three grandparents to take care of him. I was so nervous before the trip — I almost canceled it completely a week before we left, because I couldn’t handle the thought of leaving our baby, even for a few days — but it ended up being such a wonderful experience.
As Bear approaches the one-year mark, a lot has changed. Our life feels and looks completely different from the way it was before he arrived, but at this point… we’ve adjusted. We’re used to the 6 a.m. wake-ups and never leaving the house without an extra onesie and a bottle. Sure, there are Saturday mornings when I’d cut off my left arm to be able to sleep till noon, but for the most part, at this point, we’re pretty much in the driver’s seat.
And then, a few weeks ago, I came up with the idea: right after Bear’s first birthday party, when the grandparents will all be in town… maybe we could take another trip.
I floated the idea to Chad, who thought it was a great one, and my mom said she could clear her schedule to stay a few extra days.
So, now, the question is: where do we go?
In October, we went to Punta Mita, which is a resort town in Mexico right outside of Puerto Vallarta. It was 1) easy to get to, a 2.5 hour plane ride, which is key, and 2) absolutely gorgeous, as you can see from the video above. I’ve thought about other destinations, but I don’t want to spend whole days traveling for a quick trip. I’d like somewhere luxe but I also love to get a good deal, so I’m debating just going back to a place we’ve liked before.
But I would love any recommendations! Particularly places that are warm, beachy, and easy to get to from Texas! Anybody have any gems that might be off my radar?