Mexico: Meet Flipper

I was lucky enough to end my “stay at home roommate” streak with a fabulous trip to Cancun Mexico! We created a “bucket” list of things we wanted to do while we were there for a week – combining ocean, beach, pool, food and adventure time.

We decided on two of the (so many) excursion options, one was an all day event at a place called xplor (zip line, paddling and four wheeling) and swimming with dolphins!!!





We arrived at Doplphinus, home to one of the of the most beautiful views of the beach/ocean, and received a bit of instruction on how best to touch the human sized fishy, to rise off any SPF we had on (it hurts their eyes) and to not touch their blow hole. With in just a few minutes we were paired with another couple and one of the trainers and we were in the water.

I am not going to lie – I was scared at first, there were little fishes swimming around and algae growing on the grates but we didn’t waste any time getting to know each other. We actually hardly had a proper introduction before “flipper” kissed me on the lips and cheek (how bold, I know).






We spent the next hour learning all about Flipper (that wasn’t her name – I just like to think it is) and how they rescued her and she has had two babies and they actually spend 5 years with their babes before there separated – they even have a “kindergarten” pool where they start training the babies around one year old. I am so glad we were able to experience this together, I feel like its something you do once and its such a fun memory to look back on!





The most beautiful views…

On the way from Denver CO to Salt Lake City UT we made a few stops. The first being Vail or just outside of it – to have breakfast with one of Baileys high school girldfriends. It was so beautiful driving through Vail, even with out snow you can just image the fabulous condos with a white covering. IMG_4261 IMG_4096

We continued on our route until Grand Junction, which Baileys Aunt Vic said was a MUST SEE – even over the Grand Canyon! She told us to follow the signs for the Colorado National Monument and then take Ottos Trail which is just a short walk down a path. She made it sound so simple! Which it really was but of course … one wrong turn and we were at least 40 min out of the way. (Disclamer: this is one of the only times we got lost). Once we figured out the way into the park and up to Ottos Trail it was WELL WORTH IT. The views were breath taking and I am pretty sure there is no picture that could begin to do the views justice. IMG_4100 IMG_4101 IMG_4102 IMG_4110