Friday, September 17, 2010

Cuba

Finally, here are some pics from our trip to Cuba. We had an amazing time, the weather was unbelievable, over 35 everyday with some days over 40,it was so nice to get away and just have some relaxation time and time with John. I love my boys dearly with all my heart but this mommy needed some well deserved time on a beach, thank you John for the great b-day present, this is a trip I will remember for a very long time!!!






Here is a pic of the pool, it was huge and we walked past it all the time on our way to the area where we ate.








Here is the opposite view of the pool, as you can see we are tucked away in our own little hideway, if you look at that hill in the background, we hiked up it one day and got some pics, it was so nice that we had no other resorts around us, just peace and quietness, exactly what we wanted!!!





Everywhere we looked everything was so lush, the grass, trees, and flowers were beautiful!!





THE OCEAN - so beautiful and blue!!!




This was the first view I saw when we arrived at our resort, I just sat and looked at the ocean and thanked John for bringing me on this trip, it was a long day, arriving at the Winnipeg airport at about 4am - so after flying for a long time, it was so great to see this picture - I felt like it was a dream just to see the ocean so close.





Here is the opposite way, looking at the lobby!




Clear blue waters - hello fishies!!






The coral was amazing, I couldn't believe all the colours, we snorkelled so much on this trip, it was amazing!!




Some towel art, left by the maid :)




We used the paddle boat many times, this day the heat was very intense , so in jumped John!!!





Supper one night on the balcony, we were serenaded by a mariachi band and they sang
"Besame Mucho" very romantic !







A walkway leading to our room!





John heading out for a scuba dive, he was out for about 2 hours, he really enjoyed it and I relaxed on the beach and I read a book.




This was the view from our room, we paid for garden view but got upgraded to oceanview. It was so nice every morning to pull back the curtains and stare off into the beautiful blue ocean!!! LOVED IT - everyday I kept saying, "I can't believe we're here!!!!"





View of our room, ours is the last one on the left hand side on the bottom. If you click on the pic you will see our towels hanging on our chairs.








Swimming in the ocean!!!






We had a big rain storm one afternoon, everyone one cleared off the beach except us and 2 other couples, it was great just sitting in the rain!!!







Here we are out one night at the Italian ala carte restaurant, it was delicious!!







After the Italian meal we walked past the main eating area and saw it was "Cuban Night" I had to get a picture of this guy!!







Here we are at the top of the hill that we hiked up to. It was so hot this day, and the view was well worth it.







The view from top, you can see the whole resort. Awesome.







Here we are in Havana, it was another hot hot day, but we had a great time touring around Havana, here we are atop a hotel that Ernest Hemingway stayed at for I believe 5 years.







Another pic in Havana!






Back at the resort, we would sit at those tables and chairs each night for a evening perfomance!





More towel art!!





Relaxing on the beach!!!





Our last night, enjoying a meal at the Cuban ala carte restaurant!





Time to go home - it was incredible but now I'm ready to head back and give my 3 monkeys kisses and hugs!!! Time to get back to reality and craziness - wouldn't change it for anything!!!
Adios :)



3 comments:

Lisa said...

What great pictures! You two are adorable - looks like you had a wonderful time :)

I had to chuckle at the scuba comment ... that's exactly how it was when Boyd and I were in Mexico. He went out for a scuba dive for a couple of hours and I hung back on the beach and read :)

Miss you guys! Hope all is well!

K said...

So happy for you guys! Great update Nola!!!
K

Amy said...

Great pictures! It looks like you had a great time.
Michael & I went to that same resort on our honeymoon!! We'll have to compare notes!