Steve and Tory

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Steve and Tory

Family of 5! We like adventures and laughing at our goofy kids.

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo July 14th 2022

This morning felt good to be able to sleep in with no room service loud buzzer waking us up. We rolled out of the room around 10:00 to the breakfast place above one of the pools with an amazing view of the beach. Taking it slow on the morning, our next stop was at the Spa for a hydrotherapy treatment that was a pool full of massaging jets for different muscles in your body from head to toe. There was also a hot jacuzzi of jets that we sat in before going back to the room to get cool and have some time on our patio with swim-up pool. The resort has 2 main pools, a long pool and a very large round pool, so we tried going to the round pool this day for the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Tulum July 13th 2022

The Adventure Mayas minivan was coming by to pick us up at 8:15 to go on our excursions, so room service was scheduled an hour earlier. Room service came even earlier than our alarms and woke us up with another loud buzzer at our doorbell. A family of 8 from Kansas from our hotel as well as another couple from another hotel were going too, so we packed 12 of us into the van and drove towards Tulum. We passed Playa de Carmen and stopped briefly at the Adventure Mayas van station for a bathroom stop that had funny men/women signs and then continued onto Tulum. The drive was around 1 hour, 45 minutes total as we arrived in Tulum at the Mayan ruins site where there were some acrobats swinging from a tower and a ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 12th 2022

It was a late night so the 7:00 room service loud buzzer this morning was not enjoyable. We have a standing order of coffee, greek yogurt, bananas, and juice so they will come at 7:00 every morning, which we now realize is probably a good time to stop that. Thankfully Tory was able to fall back asleep and Steve went out to the patio to read his book. It was windy the whole day and some overcast in the morning, but the humidity made it feel warm. After some chatting on the patio of the room, we went out to the main pool and did a spin class. It was not your ordinary spin class, as the bikes were submerged underwater yet still was a good way to get a workout in while on vacation. It ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun July 11th 2022

We woke up at the usual kids alarm clock time, bright and early, as we have not quite adjusted to not having them around. We ordered room service for breakfast and relaxed by reading our books and enjoying the view. Our suite opened up to a patio with lounge chairs and a walk-in swim-up infinity pool that looked out to the ocean. The pool is a little cooler than the bigger pools so is a perfect place to cool off from the humid, hot sun. We put on some shoes and explored the resort to see what else there was and then came back for a swim in our private pool. Tory spotted a huge Iguana on the path in front of our room (see pics) and we heard that we might be able to spot ... read more
White sand beach
Iguana on the path
Tractor on the beach for Nathan

The trip was planned last October with the idea of getting away for Steve and Tory's 10-year anniversary with no kids. We wanted to go somewhere similar to our Honeymoon in Costa Rica, which was 10 amazing days spent between Tamarindo Beach and Nayara at the Arenal Volcano. Panama was an option but Cancun was recommended by our travel agent Debbie and the Haven Riviera all-inclusive resort was the place. We started the night before by dropping off Nathan and Rosie to sleep the night before we left at a friends house, Dean and Michelle Lee, because we were leaving for the airport early the next morning. Vivian stayed with us on the last night because the previous day was very rough for her. She had to have her front tooth extracted and was in pain ... read more
Pool at night
Pretty Girl with missing tooth
Steve waiting

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaanapali June 18th 2021

It was a late morning after coming back late from Kihei and we had nothing really planned for the day. We hung out in the room as the kids played and began the day long task of getting our things together and suitcases packed. Nancy and Nathan went down to the pool with the big green slide to try to reserve us a spot and then Steve, Tory, and the kids went to that pool to play. This time the water slide attendant did not let Vivian go down the slide, she told Steve she had to go by herself and with no floaty so that was not going to work. Vivian was still very happy playing in the pool and eventually Grandpa Jerry came down and played some with some rings and ball we had. ... read more
Last Sunset
Pirate slide
Koi Pond

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kihei June 17th 2021

The morning started nice as Tory made eggs and toast for everyone and we relaxed in the room for the first morning without having to run out somewhere. We had made friends with a couple from Chicago and their kids and they saved us a chair at the Nanea pool so we headed over there to play. The kids brought our inner tubes and used them to fly down the mini-slide as Steve pushed them faster, spun them around, and sent them down backward. Vivian did not like being pushed on her little purple tube because it went too fast but she had plenty of fun pushing daddy down the slide backward and then sliding after him so he could catch her at the bottom. The kids we were meeting with were more interested in playing ... read more
Old neighbors
Hula girl
Hula girls

North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina June 16th 2021

We decided to go back to Slappy Cakes again for the kids to make pancakes because they love doing it so much, this time with Jerry and Nancy. Then we made a quick drive up to Kapalua to see the golf course before heading back to the room and getting ready for a fun day at the resort. We all went out to the beach to play in the sand and ocean with whatever the kids came up with. Nathan wanted to build a volcano of sand with Steve and Vivian that would erupt, while Rosie swam as much as possible in the ocean with Nancy and Tory. The girls came up with a fun idea to lay on their bellies pretending to be mermaids as the waves came and crashed on them, then Nathan joined ... read more
3 buds in the tub
Slappy cakes part 2
Nancy reading to the girls

North America » United States » Hawaii » Kaanapali June 15th 2021

The day started right as the kids slept better and enjoyed waffles as we all got dressed up for family pictures on the beach at our resort. The photographer, Jef, was referred by our old neighbors Brandon and Melissa, did a good job by having the kids playing and all of us working for an hour on the beach. We did the photoshoot at 7am so there would not be any wind and there are some great photos to pick through with Hawaiian island, outrigger canoes, palm trees, and the beach in the background. After the photoshoot, we changed into bathing suits and went over to the other Westin resort "Nanea" to swim and play at another pool. The kids loved the sandy pool that had a water slide and big rock turtles to climb on, ... read more
Mommy/Vivian slide
Nathan/Rosie slide
3 kids on a turtle

North America » United States » Hawaii » Wailuku June 14th 2021

We started our early morning with a much-anticipated family fun breakfast trip to Slappy Cakes where you can make your own pancakes on the grill at your table! This place made the kids very happy in the morning, which was needed after a rough night of sleep for everyone plus now that Steve has a cold that Tory and Rosie have had already. At the pancake restaurant, you can pick a regular or chocolate batter and whatever toppings your heart desires. In this case, the kids obviously wanted sprinkles, chocolate chips, pineapple, and butterscotch chips, in addition to the specially made coconut syrup at the table. It was certainly an entertaining breakfast for the kids so we bought "Slappy Cakes Maui" t-shirts for Steve and Nathan. We were able to pick up some supplies from the ... read more
Zipliners looking good!
3 silly cuddlers
Rosie loves her Mommy

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