Jeff and I just got back from our summer-ly vacation, and what a wonderful trip! Usually we make a yearly trip down to Mexico to hang out with the locals...not really. We always go to a resort (hopefully all inclusive, because who can beat that?) and sit by the pool/beach for a few days, killing off our skin and brain cells, as we tan and catch up on our margarita drinking. Well, with me being prego, and the craziness that seems to be going on in Mexico these days, we decided that the possibility of delivering early at a Mexican hospital didn't sound too appealing and we should stay in the states. And really, what's the point of going all inclusive if there are no margaritas to be had? For me, anyway...

I'd heard the term "babymoon" on one of the prego websites, and when Jeff was looking up places to go with a pool (that was my one requirement...I might have to sacrifice the margaritas, but there is no sacrificing the pool!), I said he should look up "Babymoons". Not one to question my random google requests, he typed it on in and sure enough, there were babymoon packages all over! We opted to head out to Phoenix. You know, to beat the Texas heat. :) The resort looked nice, the pool looked good and really, that's all I cared about, so off we go!

We got to the airport, loaded the luggage, and we were ready to go! Just enough time in the terminal to pick up some pretzel sticks (the yummy baked kind that you get at the mall...I could eat them forever) and we were on the plane and headed to Phoenix! The flight was good, yadda, yadda, we're in Phoenix! Our luggage was actually already on the belt when we walked to baggage claim, so it seemed like we would be out and at the pool in no time! We picked up our bags and headed to the car rental terminal. And that's when the smoothness ground to a screeching halt.

We're walking through the car rental terminal past Hertz, Enterprise, Budget...there's no line at any of them! That looked like a good sign! We rented our car through Alamo, so we keep on walking around the bend and there's Alamo...with about a million people in line to check in and about a million and a half people waiting to be told that their car was ready. Slight exaggeration, but seriously. There were lots of people there! We finally make it to the front of the line and the dude says that we'll be getting our Ford Focus when our name is called. Isn't the Ford Focus the most typical compact rental car? It seems that you'd have to try NOT to get one! I even said to Jeff as we were waiting in line, "I bet we get a Ford Focus." Anyways, after forever, Jeff's name is called out and we're off to find the car...which ends up being some kind of Pontiac, 2 door, sporty thing. No questions asked, we jumped in and were off!

Our room wasn't quite ready when we got there, and since the pretzel sticks at DFW were the last thing to enter this prego stomach, needless to say, I needed some food and fast! We sat at the pool bar and had what I remember as an AMAZING hamburger and took in the sites. The place was really pretty! Lots of Arizona type landscaping, nice pool (yes!) and in no time at all, our room was ready.

Here's the Arizona landscaping outside our room. I had to get used to "the beauty of it". At first it struck me as kinda ugly...

First thing we do when we get checked in is of course, head to the pool! The place has 2 pools, an adult pool and a family pool. We headed to the adult pool to see what that was all about. It seemed that this being the last trip where we could actually go to an adult pool meant that we should go to the adult pool. It was kinda random, lots of old people sitting on chairs under umbrellas, not talking. And not one single person in the pool! It was a little bit weird, but we got over it and had a nice evening hanging at the pool. And there were hundreds of rabbits in the grass area by the pool! They were so cute! They made you just want to hug them! Sadly, I forgot to get a pic of them.

The babymoon package was amazing. One night, they brought make-your-own-ice-cream-Sunday fixings to the room! Does it get any better? Ignore my chubby prego thighs and check out that spread! Fudge, caramel, M&M's, pecans, whip cream, and our very own pint of Hagan Das!

The next night was sparkling apple cider and chocolate covered strawberries! Um, yum.
The package also included room service breakfast every morning, which was so fun! I don't know if I'd ever actually ordered anything from room service! It was so great. It also included a couples massage...which was nothing like in the movies. Not on the beach, and I think Jeff was asleep as soon as his head hit the massage pillow. As for prego here, I'd heard that when you go for a pregnancy massage, they have pillows setup so that you can actually lay on your stomach! Sweet! I am (or was) a big stomach sleeper and was really looking forward to that. But alas, there was no such thing here. I just rolled from one side to the other. Sad, really.

Here we are, enjoying our beverage of choice for the trip.

Me = Water. (exciting, I know) Jeff = Margarita. (jealous)
We ate a lot of good food, from fancy steak houses to hole in the wall Mexican, and I can't leave out the fab burger and fries at the pool! Don't think the first day was the only day I tasted that one! Yum! I've decided that burgers are the thing I can't live with out these days. I could eat one twice a day!

Our last night, we sat out on the patio of the hotel and ate dinner outside. They have a bag pipe player guy who comes out a few nights a week and plays at sunset, which was really neat to watch. Even more fun to watch the golfers not quite know what to do with a guy in a skirt walking around the golf course! The sunset was beautiful and it was a great evening.

It was wonderful to just be together, rest, watch baby Jack kick like a banshee, and laugh. I loved it! I'm sure it will be the last trip just the 2 of us will take for a while. And I'm so thankful that we got to do it!