The sun finally decided to make a strong appearance today! Sadly the wind was still too strong in the morning and all water sports were canceled. We ate a hearty breakfast at the buffet and then visited the resort’s gift shop which is pleasantly not part of the lobby, but it’s own separate building tucked away amongst the trees at the front of the resort. I had foolishly forgotten to pack a beach bag! Big Mistake! Luckily, we found a reasonably priced and adorable bag! We donned our swimsuits, packed the beach bag, and headed down to one of the pools.

The Main Pool Area

We got two prime chairs, slathered ourselves in sunscreen, and settled in for a morning in the sun! I was perfectly content as I sat blogging and then reading, but Bobby struggles with being so stationary and was a little restless. Luckily, a lovely couple from Iowa sat down next to us and Bobby chatted with them for quite awhile! The sun was so intense that the breeze turned out to be a welcome ally for the day. And it wasn’t too long before I could feel my skin starting to burn and so we made our way indoors to have some lunch.

At the end of the dock there is a small flag that tells you if water activities are going on if it’s green all water sports are happening, if it’s yellow only a select few sports are happening, and if it’s red nothing is happening.vAfter stepping out of the restaurant after a scrumptious lunch we saw that, for the first time, the little flag at the end of the dock wasn’t red but yellow! We hurried to the water sports area and inquired as to what sports were being allowed. Kayaking was the only thing being offered! We rushed to our room to deposit excess items we had been carrying and put on more sunscreen. We signed a waiver, were asked nothing of our experience kayaking, and found ourselves out in the ocean in no time!

All ready to Kayak! Our Resort as seen from the ocean! Kayaking! Kayaking! Kayaking!

The currents were strong from the wind of the day, but nothing too scary. The woman running the water sports desk, Sanchez, had told us what areas we should avoid because of the currents and rocks. It was glorious out on the ocean, with the wind in our hair and the spray of the ocean around us! We couldn’t stop smiling!

Once we were safely back on the beach we ventured into the ocean, swimming about for a short time.

Bobby's Head in the Ocean with Naked Island in the background! Bobby in the Ocean!

I was scared because I didn’t have shoes on and was afraid of stepping on something, so I didn’t last nearly as long as Bobby did. Bobby made the mistake of sitting down where the waves were coming in and subsequently had his swim trunks fill with sand. Showers were in order after that!

Exhaustion had taken hold of us and we weren’t able to fight it any longer. We napped the afternoon away! In the evening we ordered a little room service to tide us over until the 8:45 p.m. reservations we had at the resorts fanciest restaurant, Eight Rivers. We got all dolled up and were ready for as tasty of a meal, or possibly tastier, as we had at the Verandah Restaurant the previous evening. We were bitterly disappointed. The waitstaff were not nearly as friendly, actually making me feel like an inconvenience when I simply asked the waiter to repeat the list of salad dressings. The food wasn’t all that amazing until dessert when I had three flavors (banana, mango, and raspberry) of sorbet.

All in all we had an amazingly lazy day with not much to report on! Checking the weather reports regularly it looks like the wind will most likely continue throughout our stay here. As long as the sun comes out I am perfectly okay with the wind! We are still just so grateful to be here, where we have no cares in the world!

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I am the youngest of six daughters and spent my childhood vacations camping in the beautiful State Parks of MN. In 2009 I married my best friend, Bobby Marko. We have embarked on numerous adventures along with our Golden Retriever, Latigo, our son, Jack (born 7/26/2014) and our daughter, Rowan (born 10/25/2016). When not adventuring in the great outdoors I spend my time as a stay at home mom and volunteer. I am a Branch Lead for the Twin Cities Hike it Baby branch. My favorite pastimes include dog training, eating chocolate, reading mysteries and crappy romance novels, and creating paper crafts, my passion lies in writing.


  1. Brenda

    I was just checking my FB page when this popped up. Too bad about that wind!!! Glad you can do some activities. When are you coming home?

  2. bobbymarko

    Sorry, I just saw your comment, Mom! We’re coming home Wednesday. We’ll be home around 10pm or so.

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