One of my favorite "surprise vacations" would have to be when we visited Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Mexico. Situated squarely on the beach in this gorgeous paradise, and secluded from crowds, we had it like kings where we stayed. I mean, these guys raked the sand after we walked on it! Whew.
Anyhow, some of the best memories have been in th pool splashing around with my sister and making the silliest faces we could imagine. One of my favorites below is the one where I'm smiling and my sister has this utter look of surprise on her face. I think I hit her accidentally in the face or something. I just laugh out loud every single time. Oh good times.
So I guess the reason I think of this particular occasion as one to look back on fondly (besides the fact that it was an incredible experience altogether) is that this time of year is when these surprise vacations usually go down. Plus, there's a chance of snow come next Monday so I guess in looking towards tropical warmth to get me through these tough times coming ahead!