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Your typical day while on vacation...

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Your typical day while on vacation...

So here I am counting down the days until we get away.. and envisioning myself in exactly 5 weeks I will be arriving at the Majestic Colonial to start my vacation... (and works super slow lol)

Whats a typical day for you when away? How early do most people get up? How do they like to spend their days? What activities do you like to participate in the evenings? How late are you up enjoying every minute of your vacation? :)

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Up around 7:00. Gather my things and head to the beach to set myself up for the day. Lounge on my beach chair and enjoy the early morning quiet - read or snooze. Around 8:30 or 9:00, leave me chair for about 30 minutes for a quick breakfast, then back to the chair for more of the same, with the occasional dip in the ocean. Lunch at some point. Afternoon, more of the same. Depending on who I'm with or who I've met, I may wander to the pool and swim-up late afternoon (abandoning my beach chair), and have a drink and enjoy more of the social aspect of things. Then, back to the room for a nap... shower and dress for dinner. Eat around 8, enjoy a few drinks, watch some live entertainment, spend some time in the casino, "home" usually by midnight. Rinse and repeat.

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I usually wake up around 6-615ish and head out for a run or to the gym. (Yes, I am one of THOSE people!) After that, head out to breakfast and to the beach by 8. Lay there reading until 10 when the bar opens and I wander over for my first drink of the day. When it gets hot, I might go for a dip in the ocean. This process repeats itself until about 1 when it is lunchtime and I grab something from the grill on the beach so I don't have to leave. At about 3, we'll wander over to the pool and hang out for a few more hours and then back to the room to get ready for dinner. Dinner is at about 730. After dinner, wander over to a bar to hang out for a bit and meet some people. Bedtime is usually around 10-11. Wake up the next morning and do it all over again. Ahhhhhhhh.......vacation- there's nothing better! :-)

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I also get up very early (around 7:00). I like to go for a run (I'M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE TOO) for about 45 minutes and stop at the gym for a stretch (or if they've got an early morning yoga I'll wait and stretch with the class). Back to shower and put on the sunscreen and then to breakfast. After that I head to the beach where I park my butt and read for most of the day - we usually have a quick lunch (find after a few hours we need to get out of the sun) and go for a good 40 minute walk also. We usually go to the pool for happy hour (around 4:30-5:00) and then I go up to shower around 6:00 and then grab a drink, walk around the resorts looking at the shops, sit around the lobby bar and head to dinner around 8:00. We sometimes stop for an after-dinner drink or Spanish coffee at the lobby bar and get back to the room around 10. It's amazing how a day of doing nothing in the sun tires you out - but I love it and would do it every day for the rest of my life if I could. Enjoy your countdown!!

Edited: 27 April 2012, 17:32
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Wake up, drink, breakfast, drink, lunch, drink, dinner, drink, after drink drinks, before bed drinks, bed.

Seriously though, we usually wake up early so as not to waste the day, most likely between 7 - 8am. Go to breakfast, and then head to the pool or beach. We do usually hit the pool bar or beach bar as soon as they open though. I guess we are one of those "vacation alcoholics'. The rest of the day is just relaxing by the pool or beach. Night time is dinner and then a few more drinks.

Our flight to PC leaves in 21 hours, so we'll be getting the opportunity to practice the above routine very shortly at the Cat Royal!!!!!

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CTteachermom & momluvstorun:

Your typical day on vacation is exactly how i spend mine!!....ahhhhh what a great life:)

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baseballmom, it must be the "mom" thing! Any downtime is so much more appreciated since my 3 kids came along! :-)

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CTTeachermom, Exactly my 2 sons will be with us in PC in June, one good thing is they never see the light of day until noon, they are teenagers!!!!!

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Get up at 6:00 AM and check my emails and get on trip advisor. Then..........

Wake up, drink, breakfast, drink, lunch, drink, dinner, drink, after drink drinks, before bed drinks, bed.

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ctteachermom/baseballmom: Running mothers of the world unite - we should all travel together - how fun would that be?! By the way, I've got four kids (24, 22, 20 and 8) - we're only travelling with the youngest (a boy) now - I never did get to go on an all-inclusive with my daughters, although it's still something I'd love to be able to afford to do one day!

Edited: 27 April 2012, 18:42
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We usually wake up about 8 ish, breakfast, sun lounger, cream up, bake in the sun, in between reading and dips in the pool, and many drinks from the pool bar.

Back to the room about 5.30pm, lay on the bed watching telly for about an hour, shower, apply after-sun cream liberally, out for dinner about 7.45pm ish.Then drinks for the evening at several bars, crash into bed.

Repeat for 14 days! Perfect