Hola Amigos!

We are back from Isla Mujeres, Mexico after an amazing week with my family.

My brother splits his time between fighting wildfires and traveling the world (why doesn’t my life sound as exciting?!) so spending a week with him and my parents was such a treat as we are rarely all together.

We watched the waves. We ate. We swam. We went to the beach. We had cocktail hour. And we repeated it all a lot.

My trip in numbers: 

4: days I ate ceviche

50: times I stated that I needed to eat ceviche every day of the trip

16 : hours spent at the beach

4: times I was ridiculed for reading a book on making friends by my brother (FYI: I loved MWF Seeking BFF)

2: trips to the market for pescado frito (fried red snapper)

1: night spent dancing until 4 am

6: mornings of coffee on the roof

about 22: ounces of sunscreen I applied throughout the week

questionable: Mexican beers consumed (Modelo, Dos Equis, Pacifico…)

6: days I rocked a two-piece

2: shades my hair lightened throughout the week

2: amazing meals had at Mango Cafe

0: times I took my running shoes out of my suitcase

7: dips in the pool

4: snacks that included guacamole

3: sunsets watched on the roof

1.3: margaritas consumed (not a big fan!)

many: attempts at espanol

28: comments on how blue the water was

21 Comments (Reply )

  1. EA-The Spicy RD
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Looks like an incredible trip, and so fun you got to go with your family! I would have done everything else the same, but had more margaritas and zero beers :-). Mexico can be a great place to Tavel, and one can never have too much guacamole IMO :-)


  2. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    looks like a great trip!! :)


  3. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Sounds absolutely heavenly! Good luck with the transition to real life….

    That water is amazing.


  4. Aggie
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    ahhh…red snapper, ceviche, mexican beer, guacamole…and that beautiful blue water! your trip sounds amazing!


  5. janetha
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 10:41 am



  6. Faith @ for the health of it
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    That’s a disgustingly perfect vacation right there, Emily! Sounds like a blast!


  7. mary beth
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    ah! welcome back. your trip looks amazing. i can’t wait to see and hear more about it. i noticed the beer, but how about the wine?


    • Emily
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      I did manage to find plenty of vino blanco. :)


  8. Anna Johnson
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    haha, i did too wonder about the wine! :) sounds like an amazing time! loved the update and pictures!


  9. G
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Looks like an awesome trip, I’m so jealous!!


  10. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    Sounds like an incredible trip! I can’t wait until the sun decides to reappear in Chicago! I wouldn’t have broken the running shoes out, either. That’s what walks on the beach are for, right?


  11. Christy
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Looks like a great trip! and how funny – I just ordered that book on Friday! :)


    • Emily
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

      It is SO good Christy! I think you will like it, I felt like I had a ton in common with the author. :) Let me know what you think!


  12. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    looks absolutely amazing! I’m completely jealous :)


  13. Amanda
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Looks like it was gorgeous! I’m with you on ceviche, I wish someone would make it for me daily.


  14. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    what an amazing vacation, the pix are gorgeous! i adore visiting mexico, the food and drinks and culture is just so wonderful to take in. glad you had such a fantastic time!


  15. sophia
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Stunning. What a breathtaking trip you had! The scenes are gorgeous and so are the food!


  16. Kristin
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Very cute post! Tim’s parents were down there at the same time. I have been wanting to read that book, good to know that someone else recommends it. Thanks for sharing:)


    • Emily
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 8:18 am

      That is too funny, I can’t believe they were there! It felt like there were a TON of Minnesota people there!


  17. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    Love this post! Such great photos and such a fun way to talk about your trip! Glad you had a good time!


  18. Trish
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    Sounds a little bit like my Costa Rica trip. Wow, look at your photos of the water…amazing. Love ceviche!


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