Friday, June 22, 2007

Soliman Bay.....Part I

The aerial view of the beautiful, sandy beaches.

Waiting for the rental car. Cancun, Mexico

Our beach house/bungalow. Downstairs was the living room,
kitchen, bath, etc. The upstairs was a huge bedroom and another
bath. The deck upstairs had french doors that opened out
to our ocean view.

Another angle of the house

Our swimming pool

Path that led from our front porch
to the beach.


Opening the French doors every
morning, this the view we were
greeted with.....

Our beach front.

Looking from the beach towards the house.

Part of Soliman bay.

I guess the suspense is over....
A week ago Friday, we left our house about 5:30 AM and flew out of
Cincinnati. My parents graciously accepted responsibility for
our brood and we were able to celebrate
10 years together in a RELAXING way! We flew into Charlotte, got the
connecting flight and landed in Cancun, Mexico
by noon. After getting a rental car at the airport,
we drove 75 minutes out of Cancun to beautiful Solimon Bay.
Soliman Bay is a quiet, private beach area that is surrounded
by privately owned beach houses...just perfect for relaxing
in solitude. A protective coral reef joins the two points of the bay,
that keeps the water calm.
The climate was pretty much the same as it
was here while we were gone. Although it is more humid there,
there is an ocean breeze that blows continually....very pleasant.
Although it was extremely hard (underline EXTREMELY) to be
away from the kids, we both feel very refreshed and
rested. As for me, I haven't felt this good for this many days in a row
since I had Caleb. I can now understand why people go to
seaside for healing. There is just a calm
and peacefulness that you can't find any where else......or is it
just getting away from the daily duties of life? Anyway, it was fun.
But I am SO happy to be back in the US and with
my children again.....better get back to the laundry! :)


Brenda said...

How wonderful! So glad you all had a nice time. This place looks absolutely beautiful.

Jon Plank said...

Thanks for posting the pics...looks very nice!

Kendall & Leanna said...

Looks like paradise! Glad you all had a great time.

Patty said...

Shounds like a wonderful anniversary. Our 15th is in September. Looks like I better start working on Tim now for a trip!!
Glad you were able to go and have a good time.

Les said...

How beautiful! Glad you had a great and relaxing time!

Carrie said...

Wow! What fun! I love the pictures and it looks like you had a very relaxing time! Happy Anniversary!

Sankey Family said...

I actually wondered if you might be heading to Mexico. We'll have to get a recommendation from you for the gorgeous place you stayed - maybe one of these days we'll be able to visit there, too. The pics make me want to go now.

So glad you had a great time!


Angie Davis said...

I'm so jealous--that place is beautiful. Next year is 10 for us, but with him in grad school, I have a feeling it will be another dinner for 3.5 and a trip to Target!

Jana said...

Looks like tons of fun!! Glad you had a wonderful trip!!

dorcas said...

Yeah for you (and Chris too)! I'm so glad that you had a great time. It looks like a wonderful place.

Rob and Deanna said...

Looks Awesome!! Glad you all got a chance to go away for awhile.
:-) You'll have to let us know what this place is called!

Martha C said...

The music playing on your blog right now is perfect for the pictures! :-)

Kelly S said...

What?!!!Wow! You lucky duck. Looks absolutely gorgeous! You are a BRAVE woman to go without your babies. David asked me not long ago if I would consider going away without the kids and I think he'll probably never ask again:)

Nancy said...

Kelly, I know just what you mean. Chris heard me say "no" or "I'll think about it" more times than I can remember. However, his persistence paid off. More than one person in my family doubted that I'd really do it. But, by the time we had bought the tickets, and gone through MUCH grief over getting the passports, there was no backing out. And if the kids had been awake when we left.....I'm not sure I'd have gone either. But, hey, the kids were fine...actually had loads of fun with my parents, and in hindsight, it's good to do this once in a blue moon. It's always a good thing to put your husband first once in in a while! LOL!