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February 11, 2015

It was a chilly, blustery day in the Lowcountry about a month and a half ago when Wilson asked, “Can we go to Mexico?” His skin was pale, his eyes were a grayer version than their normal hazel, and he looked tired. We’d been trivially tossing around the idea of a warm-weather long weekend somewhere tropical, but all of the sirens in my head said “you need to save for retirement!” and “no more credit card debt!” and “you could donate that money to charity instead!” and so I said no. No my dear Wilson, we cannot go to Mexico and spend time together and make memories because I am responsible and I say no.

A few more weeks went by, and I kept thinking of that trip to Mexico. I thought of Wilson and I basking in the Central American sun together, drinking tropical drinks, taking naps to our hearts’ content. Heavenly. I thought of us sleeping in late, drinking coffee on our porch overlooking the water, no decisions to make besides what’s our next drink?

Savannah was chilly and annoying. Life was getting a little heavy. I think Wilson and I have seasonal affected disorder.

And so I said f&ck it. Sorry Mom and Dad. 

I texted Wilson BOOK THE TRIP and within 10 minutes Wilson sent me the booking confirmation from the travel agent. Talk about motivated. 

In a little over a month we will be viva la vida in Messy Toe.

A brief aside: last year my sister and brother in law went on a trip to Mexico, and my parents, Wilson and I kept my two baby nieces. Yes, that’s correct, we had a 2 to 1 ratio of adults to children, and yet I still almost died. Those babies kicked my butt. To all you moms, cheers, I have no idea how you do it. Anywho, when asked where her parents were, my niece Ella Grace responded, “Mommy Daddy in Messy Toe.” So Wilson and I are very excited to be briefly vacationing in Messy Toe.


Zoetry Resorts Paraiso photo


Doesn’t it look lovely? We are staying at a resort south of Cancun, which doesn’t really mean anything to me but it sounds just fine. If you are looking for a moderately priced quick vacation spot, this may be the ticket. Since we haven’t visited yet I can’t give my formal stamp of approval, but I’ll let you know how it is as soon as I return. The reviews are fabulous.

Zoetry Resorts Paraiso


Paraiso Room Plunge Pool


That is the plunge pool I will be plunging in. Oh look, they’ve already poured me a mimosa. How thoughtful. 

 Now, what shall my Messy Toe resort-wear look be?

Photo credit: Zoetry Wellness & Resorts

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  • Reply Patrice February 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I’m sure your Mommy is invited

    • Reply Anna February 12, 2015 at 8:33 am

      No Mommy’s invited, sorry ma’am. Maybe next time lady.

  • Reply Sally Symons February 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Just got back from 8 days in Mex and let me reassure you, booking this trip was a REALLY GOOD decision. Winter is hard! You deserve it!

  • Reply Helen February 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Anna!! Was the last time you went to Messy Toe SB2K10?! That was SUCH a college spring break. THIS will be a little different… very excited for you and Wilson! Hey, maybe you can run for Miss Zoetry Wellness & Resorts! Think they do that?! HA… I’m putting my money on NO. xoxo, H

    • Reply Anna February 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      haha that was a great vacay! This one will be a little different but knowing Wilson he’d want one just like sb2k10 🙂

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