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Trip Report 40th Birthday Surprise Trip for our husbands to Belize with friends!

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Belize was just wonderful! One of our best and memorable trips ever. I am so sorry it took me forever to write here, and finally am doing that. I know some of you were waitng.
Xavier and Hector have been best friends since 9th grade and we, Sarah and Marilyn, have organized and planned this trip together for them. It was a fun nine-month planning project for us! We have travelled extensively together but it was our first time to do a surprise trip and we pulled it off!

The birthday guys were totally surprised! The best part was that they DIDN'T know where we were going and we pulled off the surprise! Three friends surprised our husbands at IAH, and they were just stunned. It was so fun.

The IAH airport and the flight crew helped us conceal the destination from our guys (and our husbands are deaf, so we had them turn off their hearing aids to ensure they wouldn't recognize any words or announcements!)
We appreciated their help so much to make this a successful surprise for our husbands Xavier and Hector!

The guys kept trying to figure out where the destination was by looking out the window. Mexico? We all just smiled and said just wait until we land.

Ironically, how they found out once we landed on the runaway in Belize was that Hector's cell phone vibrated, he looked at it and it was a text from Sprint saying, "Welcome to Belize!" He then said "BELIZE!!!????" Then Xavier checked his messages. The guys were just surprised! They were very excited. We got off the plane, and walked into the small, easy to navigate airport and went through customs smoothly. We then went on our small plane to fly over the gorgeous water to Ambergis Cay, which lasted about half hour. Hector sat up in the front with the pilot (and Xavier had his turn on the way back) It was awesome- (The resort we stayed arranged the inter-island flights -Tropics Air-for us and it was very reasonable fee)

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Arrived at Ambergis Cay. We found our resort rep standing by the door with the golf carts close by. The guys still had no IDEA we were staying at the Victoria House. We ladies walked our husbands over to our rep, and then announced we were going to the Victoria House. Hector's face showed surprise and recognition right away as one of our friends had honeymooned there in the past and Xavier was grinning. The guys were just like, what's next?!! We all clambored on the golf carts and rode from town into the Victoria House-- great fun ride and we all chatted excitedly, taking in sights.

Victoria House loomed in, and we were very excited because we had another surprise in the front lobby-- another couple waiting to surprise Xavier and Hector! I walked in first, to scout where they were and they were sitting on the sofa in the lobby, drinking and winking at us. They wanted to see if the guys would recognize them. One of the hotel reps rushed out with drinks on the tray, and we all were handed one. The cold drink was perfect, I forgot the name of it...and Xavier turned around and gasped. He raised his arm to them, gawking. Everyone cheered. They hugged and the guys said it was a wonderful day of surprises and thanked us.

The resort...the grounds...the rooms...oh my!!!! It was just lovely. Words cannot describe it. We couples with our birthday husbands rented the villa with the thatched roof and it was just perfect for us. Three other couples had their own rooms. The Balinese decor was just stunning and while elegant yet simple. Very relaxing and peaceful. The outdoor showers! The huge kitchen and the living room for all of our friends to hang every day. It was priceless. I highly recommend the Victoria House.

Will continue with the rest of the back!