Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome to 2009!

Over the New Year, Meg and I headed to Marco Island, FL, for a well deserved vacation.
Surprisingly enough, the two of us had never been on a true vacation together other than long weekend trips which were usually connected to work or a cancer conference. I’m not usually a beach person, but the weather and location made it easy.

Our hotel was a 5 star resort right on the beach. The days were filled with Meg trying to figure out how to keep her tan until March and me hanging out underneath the umbrella sipping on virgin watermelon or lemon fruit slushes.

One day we headed to the spa thanks to Meg’s brother and sister-in-law and another afternoon was spent on a wave-runner tour with Meg trying to act like Mario Andretti criss crossing over the wakes of the other jet-skis.

Needless to say, it was so much needed R+R. Looking back, our Christmas and holiday break was wonderful as it was great to see and hang out with our families, nieces and nephews. I feel very blessed and here’s to a happy and healthy 2009!

View from our room at the Marco Island Marriott. We highly recommend the resort!

Watching the sunset

The sunset

Ringing in 2009 on the beach


Cicily said...

Meg and Dan, I'm so very happy you were able to get away and enjoy yourselves. You both certainly deserved it. And it was COLD here. Love, mom Cicily

Lisa Auslander said...

looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

My grandparents live down the street from that hotel. I've seen that sunset a bunch of times! It's awesome. I'm glad you had a good trip and Happy New Year 2009 :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Meg and Dan,

How great to hear that you two got away to Marco Island and were able to relax in the sun along with partaking in some fun beach/water activities. You two just make it happen no matter what! Way to go!
cousin Paula

Anonymous said...

Happy New year!! We had our thanksgiving meal at your hotel. It looks like you had a great couple of days in the sun. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year! Katie

Anonymous said...

Just seeing this - what a great trip! I'm still waiting for the Dale Earnhardt Jr. waverunner pics!