1: Our "20/15 "Vacation August, 2010, we took off for our luxurious vacation celebrating our anniversaries to the El Dorado Royale Resort in the Riviera Maya Mexico facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean.. After our 3a.m. drive to the airport, (thanks Rhett), Dayla and Mike anxiously await to board the plane.
2: We are anxiously awaiting to check into our hotel! | A view of the fountain in the lobby.
3: Let the Journey Begin | These photos show some of the beautiful landscape on the hotel grounds.
4: Another Day In Paradise | Our first stop on the beach! It was a balmy 102 degrees!
5: Some of the huts along the beach.
6: Exploring the natural springs pool.
8: Enjoying one of the hot days at the main pool.
10: One of our favorites places. We enjoyed the fresh sushi! | The restaurant was decorated in budha statues
11: Caribbean Seaside Grill Specialized in seafood gourmet dishes. | We also enjoyed some wonderful desserts! Dayla shows us a sample of her dessert.
12: Room Service! Lauri is busy unpacking on the day of our arrival. These were our first rooms. Below shows one of the many creative towel displays from our housekeeping service.
13: Wildlife adventures! Mike didn't get him to smile. | You will often see these lizards crossing your path. | Mike is not sure if he should climb the steps to our room! | Mike wanted to take him home.
14: I've Got You Babe!
15: Who could forget Jo Jo! She was a great singer! | Casino Night | We had a great time gambling | Hector was one of our entertainers!
16: Playa del Carmen One evening we took a cab to visit the city. | The center square fountain | Strolling the streets
17: Louisa was a little girl out late one evening selling peanuts to earn money. | Mariachi band performing on the streets
18: Casita Suites | We bought into a vacation package which allowed us an upgrade to these beautiful suites complete with our own butler, private pools, and VIP service! | Private balcony bed. | We each had our own second story balcony pool right outside our room.
19: More views inside our suites including the desserts our butler service would prepare for us for our arrival back in the evening.
20: This is the life
21: Private Casita Pools | Meeting new friends at the swim up bar
22: Couples Massage Session! | One size does NOT fit all!
23: Under Construction Some of our views. outside our casitas. | An alligator in a nearby pond.
24: On one of the cloudy days, we spent the afternoon looking for beach glass.
25: Areas along the beach where the sea turtles would lay their eggs.. Female turtles will return to the same nesting grounds where they were born. Only a few out of 70-190 eggs survive.
26: "Mi corazon esta en Mexico" | Mike and Mike swimming in the ocean waves. | Swimming out to some of the wave breakers alone the shore | This was our windiest day at the resort.
29: More | Some other memorable photos from our trip including Lauri's friend Guillermo
30: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben
31: So hard to say goodbye to a wonderful vacation.! Our views from the airplane on the way home..