Weekend Recap

Our weekend was less than exciting (sorry), but still nice and relaxing!

Friday Night

Jorge got to The Beer Box around 10 pm and spent awhile chatting about work, and my friends Dama and Nadia (plus their boyfriends and a few of Nadia’s coworkers) met up with us around midnight. There was some really great live music, too!

Saturday

Saturday I slept in because I had the day off from work (woo-hoo!), and spent a few hours watching TV and reading until Jorge got home around 4. We swung by his parents’ house for late lunch, and I talked to my dad on the phone for awhile.

Saturday night, we went to our friend Jhonny’s birthday party, which was held at the house Jhonny just bought. The original owners left him some pretty funky colors in the living room (bright orange walls with purple ceiling beams), but the renovations he’s done so far have been pretty nice. Wish I’d taken more pictures of the house, but I got distracted by tons of friends and a pretty sweet taco buffet:

Sunday

Once again I had a relaxing morning, then around midday I took some pics of the house so I can post a much-requested house tour this week! (finally)

At 2 pm, I met up with Nadia for a run/walk around Parque Kabah. She’s been running for much longer than I have, and she had to slow down to my turtle pace, but we had a great time anyway. We did 6K with mostly walking and some running, but by the end I was feeling faint, which has never happened to me before. I usually run in the evenings, so I think it was the heat that got me.

Jorge and I had planned to go to Plaza La Isla for the afternoon and evening, but when he got home around 4 we both accidentally fell asleep. He was tired from work, I was exhausted from my run. By the time we woke up, we decided to just do something quick, so we grabbed a sushi dinner at Paseo Cancun mall and browsed a bit, then headed home.

Tell me about your weekend!

Jam-Packed Anniversary Weekend

Yesterday our 2 year wedding anniversary!

Despite the fact that Jorge had to work all day Saturday, It still turned out to be a really great anniversary weekend. Very very late Saturday night, we tried a new little bar in downtown Cancun called The Beer Box, located at Galerias Infinity. It was perfect for a quiet night out, and the service was great.

Jorge may or may not have had 2 1/2 of these pitchers.

They have some $10 peso shots that we made sure to try. They had a blue one with vodka and Bacardi that I loved, along with these mango vodka shots. (I wasn’t a big fan because I hate powdered chile. Hate hate hate.)

Our mango shots, with vodka and powdered chile

Some friends caught up with us later that night, but the bar was preparing to close. Even though we were about to leave, they insisted that we could stay. So the guys had another beer pitcher while the servers took down the tables and mopped up.

Sunday, Jorge and I went to Isla Mujeres for the day. On a whim, Jorge mentioned he wanted to walk around the streets of Isla’s downtown area, something we never do. We were pleasantly surprised.

We saw a new location of one of our favorite Cancun restaurants, Los de Pescado, right by the main square, so we ordered a delicious and cheap lunch of fish tacos and shrimp burritos on their terrace.

So many diet rules were broken. And it was so worth it.

After lunch, we strolled down Avenida Hidalgo, which was like a smaller, less crazy version of Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Jorge and I made a mental note to try some of the restaurants on our next trip.

At the end of Avenida Hidalgo, we walked through to Playa Norte. It was such a hot afternoon that we didn’t even lie out on the sand, like usual. We just dropped our bag on the sand and ran into the ocean.

Then I snapped a few pictures to share on my Facebook page, of course. One of the hazards of being a blogger is constant picture taking, but I controlled myself a little this time.

Jorge had been dying for an ice cream all day, and a quick walk back down Avenida Hidalgo took us to a little gelato shop we’d seen right under Los de Pescado. This shop was called Parad-Ice Cream. So adorable! I wish I’d thought to take a picture, but I was so excited about my Ferrero Rocher and Tiramisu ice cream cone that I totally spaced.

Ice cream in hand, we walked one block over to the boardwalk area, sat on a bench and watched the waves.

Back in Cancun, we spent a few hours with Jorge’s family, got tortas from our favorite food stand and watched 2 episodes of The Mentalist. Definitely a busy and memorable day!

What did you do this weekend?