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#1 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:38 AM

    Hello ladies (and gents)!

    So, we've been down here for 4 days now! It's wonderful!!! The weather has been off and on but we've gotten 2 beautiful days :) And actually I like the rain because everything is so much greener than it was this time last yr! :) The hotel is DEAD! It's kind of eerie! It's a pretty large hotel (over 400 rooms), and I don't think even half of the rooms could be booked! They're so lacking for business that they've shut down the Lobby bar! Strange, huh?? But it's kind of cool because there's definitely NO fighting for beach lounges/shade/etc.! lol Wendesday we laid underneath one of the 3 or so private tents on the beach - no problem at all! I'll take that over overcrowding any day!!

    So, our suite - well, it's pretty SWEET (ha. ha. ha. ) We have a corner unit - 3 private, large balconies with lots of sunbathing lounges, chairs, etc. The bedroom is like a separate suite, then there's a living room with couches that fold out into beds, chairs, table and even a mini dining area - AND I think this place has more storage than our whole town house! hahahaha Last night several of our friends came up and we had a little party! haha it was lotsa fun and cheaper than going out!

    Everything for the wedding is going great - it's like "what wedding??" which is exactly how it should be!! Anyone considering a DW - go for it!!! The travel has been tricky nailing all that down but overall it's been a great experience! (The Marriott was very difficult to work with, once we're here though the staff is VERY nice and attentive and the hotel is beautiful)

    We met up with Nicole Wed night and I introduced her to a "real" margarita - they make them down here with Squirt!! ICK!!! The way we do it back home is a premium tequila + orange liqueur (preferably Grand Marnier!) + simple syrup + fresh squeezed lime juice - YEAH!!! I'm definitely a margarita snob lol ~ we are paying to have our margaritas at the reception upgraded, haha. it's only $3.50 a person so not bad and totally worth it! Those Squirt "margaritas" are just gross! LOL So anyways we found out down here our version of a marg is called a "Cadillac margarita" - I think I've corrupted Nicole now

    We also went to Victor's on Wed night just before we met with Nicole - we went with Martin's parents + younger bro and his gf. We were going over to confirm our Welcome Dinner (for tonight), which is only $15 USD per person! That includes guacamole appetizer, your choice of beef/chicken/shrimp fajitas and 1 alcoholic beverage! Not bad! Victor met us (he's this 70-something year old man who I've heard stories about him being so nice and he comes out and does tequila shots with you! lol). he was SOOOO sweet! He immediately brought out 7 chilled tequila shots, passed them out (OMG you should have SEEN the look on Martin's mom's face who I imagine has NEVER done a tequila shot in her life! ) ~ his Mom even took the shot with us all!!! WHOA!! HAHA And then we sat down for a quick bite to eat - when you order a beer you get another free tequilita - so martin's mom had 2 tequila shots!!! They are a little weak, but still! Big deal! lol Then Victor could tell I was HOT (I was so gross and sweaty) so he brought me over an ice cold wet towel and wrapped it around my neck & shoulders. i didn't have the heart to tell him that I'd just put on self tanner that's supposed to stay on for at least 12 hrs! lol!!! He is just a doll. Can't wait to go back tonight :)

    Uhm what else?? Oh yeah - on the swine flu junk - everything is FINE, just like you've heard! FYI they DO scan you as you enter PVR ~ it's a thermal body scan. I was a bit concerned since most of you know by now I have random fevers with the Lyme disease - I was so glad I didn't know about the scan before or else it probably would've caused me to panic. But i did fine! If you do think you have a slight fever you might want to take Tylenol on the way over just to be safe - wouldn't wanna hassle with that! I imagine they'll be doing it on the way out too, so I'll probably take some Tylenol as precautionary.

    K, martin is still sleeping but there's something up with my sister's reservation so I need to go check on that.

    Btw - most of our group is here safe and sound! 6 of us came on Tues and 13 people arrived yesterday :) My sis, BM and her "date/friend" are coming tomorrow and then Elizabeth and Lindsey Medina join us on Saturday! Gonna be fun! And 2 of our friends might hop on board LATE - LOL. Seriously, they are showing R/T airfare from DFW to PVR today for $227!! That might be without tax but still! Cheap!!! I told them they'd better let me know asap though ~ slackers! hahaha

    Alright girls, I'm drinking plenty of margs for you all I didn't get to do my planning thread before I left so hugs to you all! Oh and our OOT bags are great - room service is delivering them to the rooms. The "Rain or Swine" koozies are a hit

    I'll probably check in one more time (maybe) before the wedding, so if you need to ask me anything I'll try and check this thread.

    Only 2 more days until I get married!!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!

    P.S. I hope I fit into my wedding dress! Martin and I have been on a mostly vegan diet, but that's obviously gone out the window now - between all the drinking and eating I seriously think I've gained a pound or three already! LOL Better start downing that agua!

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


    #2 Andi

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      Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:45 AM

      Oh Jamie....you are too funny! I am bored out of my mind here at work today so your post def. entertained me

      anyway glad you are having a good time, take lots of pics and mental notes so we can hear all about it when you get back!

      I can't believe you don't like the "squirt" margaritas at Caletas!!!!! I thought they had GREAT MARGS! maybe because I can't get the squirt kind anywhere else! gotta say the cadillacs are good too...hmmm maybe I just like margaritas in general!

      have fun enjoying your last 2 days as single lady! soon you will be a MRS.!

      #3 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:53 AM

        Wait.... I'm going to be a MRS.?!?! Whaaa... LOL Seriously tho - it doesn't seem real! Everything is SO smooth working with Nicole at Las Caletas! (Unfortunately Kelley had to fly back home to tend to her mother who is ill - poor thing )

        And Andi - tsk tsk tsk! You actually like those margs?!? HAHAHA We're gonna have to meet up one day so I can show you also how it's really done!

        Hugs, chica!

        ~ Jaime & Martin ~
        "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

        We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

        We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


        #4 Jess

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          Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:03 AM

          Jamie that sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you guys are having a blast...the wedding will be beautiful!

          #5 autjo

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            Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:07 AM

            Your post totally made my day. It's rainy here and I'm surfing BDW instead of working. LOL. I am so ready to be at the beach. It sounds like things are totally working out and I am so happy for you! Drink another marg for me and also ask the bartender to make your FMIL a "mexican" beer... they will top off a beer with tequila - yum-o. Your wedding is going to be awesome!

            #6 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:14 AM

              OH, one crappy thing though - my skin is breaking out like crazy!!! I don't think it likes the humidity Good thing I brought my own makeup artist! lol And they can airbrush the photos, right?

              ~ Jaime & Martin ~
              "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

              We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

              We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


              #7 DanielleNDerek

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                Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

                Jaim sounds like everything is going pretty good so far. i need a Cadillac Margie.
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                #8 edna

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                  Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:49 AM

                  Jaime, enjoy Puerto Vallarta, Margaritas and mainly your Wedding!!! Te vemos pronto y que seas muy feliz!!!

                  #9 Andi

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                    Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:49 AM

                    oooh jaime, you know what else you should try is a chelada or michelada...

                    it is a beer on ice with lime juice and a salt rimmed glass! mmm those are good too...check though...sometimes they make them with some spicy like wortshechire sauce (which i dont like it with)

                    but the lime, ice and salt one is good!

                    #10 KristinaM

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                    Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:12 PM

                    Jaime!!! Thanks for the awesome update!

                    So glad to hear things are going well!!!

                    It sounds like you're having a great time and you sooo deserve it!

                    Enjoy and can't wait to hear about the wedding and see pictures!!!






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