A year ago Christmas we decided to go away for Christmas and bring Raymond's parents and my mom and sister along. After being in the Maldives the year before and seeing all the families there we thought it would be nice to spend the holidays together, but somewhere warmer. After lots of searching (we wanted somewhere all inclusive so no one had to worry about money while there, you could just relax) we ended up going to Lanzarote! One of the Canary Islands that is actually a desert which I was not expecting, though it was beautiful! A bit colder than expected as it was super windy all the time, but we had a really great time and I think everyone else did as well.
We got there a couple of days before everyone else and left a couple days after so we had a bit of a vacation just for ourselves as well. This was the beach a little ways from our hotel.
The view from our room! Luckily everyone else had a room closer to the main areas of the hotel, but we were the farthest you could possibly get from everything. I loved it, though it was a bit of a walk to go anywhere.
We did lots of relaxing on our balcony enjoying the view
Especially sunset! You all know how much I love taking photos of them :)
I forgot my hat at home so I had to get another one as it was so sunny!
Fuerteventura - the next island over which you could take a ferry to
There is a craft market twice a week nearby so we went to spy on it before everyone arrived. Lots of fishes in the water there!
It was at the Marina Rubicon
This is actually morning! We were up early enough to see a bit of sunrise!
More exploring - really we walked along the water every day so we went by the same places again and again
Still a bit chilly, but it warmed up as the day went on
Relaxing at the hotel
I could wake up with a view of the water every day!