Mazatlan Mexico 2017

Eye twitches are no fun. Last week my eye twitched every day throughout the day. It wasn’t just in the afternoon when I had already put in 6 hours behind a computer monitor. It was right away in the morning, throughout the day, and into the night. My neck was cracking as usual, I was stressed out at school, my jaw started to hurt, vacation couldn’t come soon enough.

And a full vacation is what I got! I flew out on Saturday with my family, our friends joined us that evening, and we’ve had some great days in the sun, plus wonderful evenings. I’ve become less about drinking as many beach side cocktails as possible, and more about relaxing. So far I’ve gone on a run each morning, I’ve done water aerobics twice, attended a cooking class at one of my favorite restaurants, and completed some MBA homework. I had other computer plans, but it appears that hasn’t quite gotten done. Instead I’m maximizing my sun time.

Its hard to believe that we only have 2 days left before we after to pack it up and fly home. I’ve met people who are retired and come here for anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. And now that we are no longer timeshare owners I don’t think that will be in the cards for me….but I know that I need to up my retirement savings so I can do something similar!

Do you schedule your vacation time?

Would you ever travel for an extended period of time?

Or just do what sounds good in the moment and figure it out as you go?

3 thoughts on “Mazatlan Mexico 2017

  1. I am glad you are having a great getaway! I’m with you on being more about the time in the sun and less about drinking allll the drinks. 😉

    On our vacation we were talking about what we would do when we retire. I think we will leave during the winter month if possible. I guess a lot can change between now and then and if we have kids, we might not want to be away from them for 4-6 months of the year. My suggestion was to try to buy a small place in California that we could rent out when we aren’t there. Of course CA is crazy expensive so I don’t know if that is in the cards for us. But it would be good to have an income stream from the property when we aren’t there. When I traveled to Paris, I met multiple retired couples that stayed there for several months in an apt. That’s another fun idea!

    Enjoy the remainder of your vacation!!!

    • My parents rented out their condo in florida, but they found it was too stressful with “what will the renters do”. I think that is a great way to make a dream come true though!!

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