Bryan and I joined a group of Edward Jones employees from all over the U.S. for an all inclusive vacation last week. We left from Atlanta on Monday morning, and stayed for seven days, six nights. We arrived Monday afternoon to this beautiful sight!
We were hungry, so we ate as soon as we got there, then walked around the resort to see what was in store for the week.
We had perfect weather, with the lows in the upper 60s, and the highs in the low 80s, which was definitely warm enough with the hot sun.
We absolutely LOVED hanging out on our balcony, which had a perfect view of the resort, the ocean, and the sunset.
We didn't plan on doing much during the week, except relax, read, and eat good food.
The first night, Edward Jones hosted a dinner on the beach for the 65 employees and their families. We quickly got to know a few other couples, several of whom had kids Brylee's age they also left with their parents.
As the sun set that first evening, I thought about how much I missed Brylee. But the week was so relaxing, and I knew she was in good hands, so I was able to enjoy myself without missing her too badly.
I didnt' carry my camera with us very much, but we enjoyed spending every day by the pool or beach. One morning we went on a bike ride around the bay our resort was in. Another morning we took kayaks several hundred yards off the beach and saw several dolphins all around us.
I took pictures each night before we went to dinner. Of the six nights we were there, three nights we ate with the Edward Jones group, and the other three nights we ate at three different restaurants on the resort. We tried things like duck, veal, scallops, and ate a lot of guacamole, chips, & salsa.
We also ordered room service for breakfast several times and for a late night snack/dessert. Eating on the balcony was wonderful!
Some of the friends we met over the week.
Edward Jones sponsored another dinner on the beach the last night we were there. It was a great day following a relaxing massage at the resort spa.
We had such a great, relaxing vacation. It was the perfect amount of time away. One day less, I would have been sad to leave. One day longer, I would have missed Brylee too much. Here's to hoping there are many more trips in our future!