San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hello! I’m sorry for such the absence, but I promise we are alive! The arduous (dramatic much?) task of sorting through our photos has been looming over my head, and I needed to mentally prepare. My mental training is now complete, and thanks to our WONDERFUL Military for whom we celebrate this day, I will begin to sort through the photos!! I think I will sort the trip out by day, to make it a bit easier and not such a long post.

Since nothing exciting happened on our flights, I’m skipping right to arriving in Puerto Rico. We made it to our hotel, checked in, and headed straight out for some food. We settled on a Mexican restaurant. It was sooo good! Chris, Debbie and I all ordered water and then thought twice about it, and only sipped it a little. We all ended up fine!

We headed out and walked around the town a bit where found a little carnival/celebration down by the water, and I got some cotton candy! It was so cheap compared to the fair cotton candy, and equally as delicious!

Trent and Anna arrived later than us, and headed straight out for some dinner. Chris and I hit the sheets so we could be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning!

We met on the rooftop for some continental breakfast before we hit the town. We decided to hit up Castillo San Cristobal, which is a fort in town. This place was pretty awesome, and we couldn’t help but think of how much fun our nephews and niece would have here!

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at our hotel
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the hotel. it was perfect for a one-night stay. the staff was very friendly and helpful!
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this place was huge!
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this place would have been PRIME location for a photo shoot
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do you see the little specs all over the lawn? we found some iguanas, and the boys chased them around. guh-ross!
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I’m pleased to announce that my vast knowledge of the Spanish language was put to test at the fort. Thank so my friends Dora and Diego (and my nephews and niece who watch them), I was able to recognize the words “exploradores” (in written form) and “abajo” (in audible form). Snaps for Danielle!

Once we were done with the fort, and got soaking wet with rain, oh, and waited 45 minutes to get on the wrong city bus, we decided to head to the cruise ship early. We figured we’d have to wait in line and the timing might be perfect, but they were actually letting people on early! It was great. The lines were minimal and before we knew it, we were on the boat! Of course, we had to check out the buffet first!

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