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My trip to Belize

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Snorkeling in Shark Ray Alley in Belize

Yes I did actually get in the water with these sharks!!!

My husband and I love to travel, but when we had kids we had to put traveling on the back burner for a few years. First it’s expensive, but it’s also hard to leave the kids when they are so young. I’m lucky enough to have family that can watch them….

Right now I have the Southwest Companion pass which means my husband flies free with me through the end of the year. So needless to say we have a few trips to get in this year, but for now we just knocked Belize off our list.

I actually ended up liking Belize more after the trip than before. We stayed in Belize city, took the ferry to Caye Caulker where we did a snorkeling trip and hung out at the split. Then we drove to the Mayan ruins and took a drive through the country side to see how the locals lived. After that we we took the ferry to San Pedro where we decided to stay the night and take the ferry back in the morning.

One of the most exciting parts of the trip was snorkeling in Shark/Sting ray alley. Before the trip I said NO WAY am I going in there………and then there I was in the water touching these creatures (I was scared since I have been stung by a stingray!) I would have never known that nursing sharks skin feels like sandpaper!

Besides the physical activities and adventures we went on nothing beats having that alone time with your significant other. Because we all know once we have kids we become so busy and focused on the kids. It was nice to be in clear waveless water relaxing, having some drinks and best of all not having a schedule. No nap time, unless i wanted one ( haha) and being able to actually have a conversation and hold each other .

Living in Arizona as a newborn photographer, maternity and family photographer, this was a good break for me. I did chose not to bring my camera as I wanted to relax and not worry about looking through my lens, but there was defiantly times I wish I had brought it.


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