Sunday, November 2, 2008

Alright... About that Honeymoon...

So the deal was Lauren would blog about the wedding and I'd blog about the honeymoon... and I figure 3 months late is better than never. It's crazy to think we've been married about 3 months already (and I know all you old married farts are rolling your eyes, but you know you were the same) and its been a blast everyday. The honeymoon we took to Cancun was definitely the way to start things out!

The long awaited Royal Palms

So the night of the wedding we stayed at this sweet resort in Scottsdale called The Royal Palms and its too bad we couldn't spend more time there cause it was amazing. You have an individual villa complete with courtyard and everything. It was sad we only spent a whole 8 hours there...They made a killing off us haaa, but all worth it considering it was for our wedding.

From there we took off from Phoenix to Cancun! The flight wasn't too bad and the only thing that went wrong was when I was playin with my wedding ring and flipped it back a few aisles. I found it. So we get to Meh-he-ko and it was seriously better than we even expected. The people were right there to pick us up and we got to the hotel in no time. We even had this flippin weird couple there that we could talk about...I mean talk to. Seriously the dude looked like Leonardo DiCaprio off of Catch Me If You Can and his girlfriend was a beast. You had to be there to really enjoy the sight of these guys...I'm not even tryin to be mean. It was all entertainment to us!

So our hotel was tight! It was the Sun Palace and it was all-inclusive... so from the moment we got there the eating began...and it never freakin stopped, I kid you not. They had 5 really good restaurants there, a 24-hour buffet, and 24-hour room service...ALL INCLUDED!!! Not to mention the fridge in your room all stocked with Mexican Coke, bottled water and even my favorite... Jose Cuervo, XX and Corona baby! OK so the 'hard stuff' we didn't touch. People couldn't believe we wouldn't drink there, they kept sayin, "You know it’s free right?!?" But so was the Mexican Coke and they kept that comin so we were happy. Lauren even got a little crazy and ordered a Banana Monkey cause she heard someone else order it haha. "Do you think it has alcohol?", she asked me. Um... Any drink that has a name will light you up... so she yelled "Virgin!" and I think the waiter must have thought she was havin a rough honeymoon cause she yelled that so loud around all the other honeymooners around the pool... but he got the drink right so maybe not. But for real, there was never a time when we were 'not full'. Right when we felt like we weren't sick from eating we ate some more... it was the best. And by the way, I'm still down 5 pounds from the wedding, yep. IAFA. I could drop another ten.

Snorkling like champs

The hotel was full of fun stuff to do. The beach had the softest white sand and the water was like a bath, so nice. You could see fish swimming past your feet, which made Lauren a little afraid and asked it they were sharks cause they were pretty big. A couple next to us heard her and the girl booked it to the shore. But no, not sharks, just baraccuda. We even saw big sea turtles swimmin around. After dinner, Lauren and I would go down on the beach and you would see big ol' momma sea turtles swim right up in front of you and waddle up the beach and start digging big holes to bury their eggs in. Then, the resort staff would dig up the eggs and when they’d hatch they’d let you carry the little turtles down to the shore and let the go in the ocean…only to be eventually eaten by the common predators of the Caribbean, or end up in soup at one of the hotel restaurants. Tasty little suckers!!!

We went on the coolest trips while we were down there. We first went to the Tulum ruin which was a Mayan city right on the beach. It was cool to think of the Lamanites and Nephites walking around and their daily lives. What wasn’t expected was some of the scandalous ladies on the beach there…with kids around! I bet they were French. But it was cool to see the architecture of everything and the iguanas crawling over everything. And oh man was it hot. We were dyin, but worth it. I mean how often do you get to visit these places. It was awesome.

The next day we went on a zip line trip where we got harnessed up and flew over “cenotes” (see-note-ays) which were limestone caves that had caved in and filled with water. I guess I could have said we flew over lakes but that doesn’t sound tropical nor expensive and exclusive…so cenotes they are. Actually the trip was free for all people staying at the resort so very inexpensive. All the excursions were free and included! But the zip lining was a blast, especially doin it upside-down while flying through the forest. My ab muscles got such a work-out that in the picture below it looks like my inflamed abs are really just a full gut from not stop eating at our hotel...but its not... I swear... and stop looking at it. Look at our gay helmets instead.

The next day we went to Chichen Itza and it was so dang cool. We read in Mormon and Moroni about the culture the Nephites and Lamanites, so when we got off the bus and checked out all the sights and temples it was so easy to see that that was where they lived. There was Mormon stuff everywhere in the design of the buildings. I even bought a Kishkumen obsidian dagger! And while we were there it was the only time it rained our whole trip! We had the best weather ever...and in the middle of hurricain season. But the rain came at a good time, it was getting hot and the rain came down like a full-blast shower. Drenched. That bus smelled amazing on the three hour ride home...especially from a couple rows back where Capitan BackHair was sitting.

The rest of the time in Cancun we spent on the beach drinkin virgin pina coladas and banana monkies, watching the Olympics screamin our faces off for Michael Phelps, cruisin around downtown Cancun, and we even went Parasailing on Saturday which was so dang fun. Its the coolest feeling being so high up there with just the two of us lookin out on everything and seeing the fish swimming beneath us.

The whole trip was better than we could’ve hoped for. We had a blast together, saw so many cool things, relaxed on amazing beaches in perfect weather, ate our weight in free food, and just had a great time. I think we spent a total of $50 the whole trip! And that was cause we went to Planet Holleywood downtown for lunch. The room was sweet and the hotel and beach were so nice. I know I didn't post any beach pictures...I was forbidden. Lauren shouldn't have worried cause she looks amazing in a swimsuit, but I guess at the same time it saved me from showing the results an "all-you-can-eat" resort had on my body too, so thanks hun. Although we were sad to come home it was kinda time, ya know. It was nice to have that time just to ourselves, but it was exciting to see family and friends again and start our life together. I think we need to do a honeymoon every year!...Well at least until little rugrats get in our way!

17 comments:

Susan said...

Good job, Ry! You'll be glad you have this entry years from now. I must admit that those Davis' know how to put on a great reception, and those Nelson's know how to put on a great honeymoon! And how lucky you are that you got your food and stuff for free!!! All I can say is how blessed we are as parents that you kept your hands off the Jose Cuervo even when it was free and no one was looking! (As if we would worry about that!) LYG

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

My mom comments on blogs now!!! Haaa nobody's blog is safe now! Na, the Mexican Coke was addictive enough. And I bet the Jose Cuervo was watered down anyway...the caps looked like they were opened.

Becky said...

Hi guys! Looks like you had a BLAST! We went to Cancun two years ago and I didn't want to leave! The ocean was like bath water!! Glad you had a good time! Congrats again!!!

jenandbrody said...

Honeymoons are awesome. I'm glad we got one. We're still paying for it, but if we hadn't gone on one when we got married, we probably never would have gone. By the time our first anniversary rolls around, we'll have a kid. Weird! But it was fun to read about all the stuff you did.

Theresa Rodriguez said...

Thats great you guys had such a good time. If I were you i would have snatched one of those turtle eggs and kept em as a little pet from ur trip. Sounds like my hub and i need to pack up and go where you guys went on ur honeymoon. Sounded like it was AWESOME!

-KJ said...

You kill me. Should I be embarrassed laughing so loud in our basement at 12:30am? Naw.

Anywho, here's the deal. Pick a place to go NOW. Pay for it ASAP. THEN (here's the fun part), it just rolls around a few months later and you're going on a sweet trip. OK, so we've only done that twice, but it makes the trip so much more fun! Hopefully, we will be going with you to where ever that is...OH maybe South Carolina? Sweet!

Lyd said...

Dude, my blog is safe!! I can write about what ever the crap I want!!! She only when on there because I told her to look at Rich's comment! And what is LYG?!

And frick, I need a trip like that...uh, but um, not a honeymoon. haha Jealous. I need to go to Mexico again! :D

Oh, and I love that picture of Lauren and that crazy chef dude. Hilar!!

Sarah said...

What a fun trip!! I am ashamed to say I have yet to go to Mexico, but maybe we should plan a big ol' Nelson trip down there soon.

Lauren said...

Aww! How fun! We just went to Disneyland...because we are lame. Ok, I lied. It was because I am obsessed with Disneyland. But seriously, what an awesome honeymoon!

-KJ said...

BTW, Mom is right. You will be happy you have this. I totally forgot to take pics on our honeymoon and we tried to on the very last day, and we had no batteries! Oh well.

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

See I'm all about going on random trips... That sounds like a blast. But I just know Lauren would get all stressed out and it'd be a battle to go. So maybe Surprise Trips are the plan. I'll just pack her bag. You should see our sweet tan lines!!! Lauren didn't have any though...she doesn't believe in tan lines.

Lyd said...

oh snap.

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

Small joke.

Alli Easley said...

I say do what Kj says to do. Pay for a trip now, and then you're forced to take it. Mike and I have been saying for over 3 years that we're going to take a honeymoon...and we never have.

Oh and glad to hear that you didn't get wasted in Mexico! Congrats!

-KJ said...

Hee hee! Well, lets hope your children get your tanning genes. I think its against the law to spray tan infants. I guess there is always powdered bronzer.

Amb & Dev said...

Sounds like you guys had such a great time! We were so glad we could come help celebrate at your reception! lauren, you aare gorgeous!!! (hope you don't mind, I'm totally a blog staulker when I get bored at work! :))

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