Sunday, December 20, 2009

puerto rico? what?

So a few weeks ago Dave and I decided to take a little trip.... to Puerto Rico baby! It was a very last minute decision and only made possible through some fantastic friends who gave us some buddy passes ($190 for both our round trip flights! I mean come on! Who wouldn't go?) Then Dave found this awesome deal at a 5 Star hotel if we listened to one of those 90 min. presentation things (which I hate but.... $199 for 3 night/4 days. Could you have chosen any different??)

Puerto Rico was another random serendipitous choice but thanks to my friend Elisabeth and her beautiful pics on her blog we decided to follow in her footsteps. And we couldn't have been happier! If you haven't considered going to PR you totally should. It was like Mexico, Hawaii and America all rolled into one. It's an American territory so they use American money, but then everyone there speaks Spanish and all the road signs are in Spanish but the environment is exactly like Hawaii. Loved it. Our 5 year anniversary is December 29th so we kind of decided this would be our fantastic 5 year celebration and it was perfect. It was a quick trip and just what the doctor ordered.

Our hotel room was awesome, marble floors and all.

Ok so this was on our sliding glass door in our room... it was so random! I just didn't know what the hotel staff wanted us to take away from that... 'Beware' because we'll never want to leave? I guess they were right.

The pool...

The beach right by our hotel...


K so this was part of the kiddy pool area. We were both a little frightened by Ariel and her plastic surgery.... come on girl! You looked beautiful before. Why'd you have to go and mess it up Michael Jackson style?

One of my absolute favorite things was going to old town San Juan. It was like stepping into the set of 'Pirates of the Carribean.'

I love all the beautiful architecture down there, the balconies, and the fun, bright, Caribbean colors.


These are the famous towers from the San Juan fortress, they're on like the license plates and the PR quarter and stuff.



Awww. What a cute couple! ;) It was sooo hot and humid that day. And we somehow found ourselves at the bottom of the fort for like an hour and couldn't find our way back up. We walked around the entire thing only to find a dead end! We had to hike all the way back and around. Dave almost gave up on me and wanted to go back to the hotel...

A famous view, this time from ON TOP of the fortress.

There were cats everywhere! And I'm such a sucker for them I couldn't resist taking a couple pictures.

I loved all of their unique doors. Every window had bars on it (reminded me of Mexico) but some looked pretty and not so... 3rd worldish.


This was our 'authentic' Puerto Rican meal that we shared.... thank goodness! They told us it was pork with rice and beans, they didn't say HALF the pig would be on our plate and we'd feel like animals eating it.

Playing chess at the pool. Dave beat me in like 4 moves and was so smug about it... so I kicked his queen and said we were done playing... yes, I was a poor sport ;)

This was our 'European' friend at Tuquillo beach or so we thought. While frolicking in the ocean, because that's what I like to do - frolick, he said in a very plain American accent "it's a good day for the beach." After that we were just a little more creeped out and kept our distance. If you're European that's one thing but if you're American and wearing a thong well... that's something else entirely.
Dave and I on our borrowed hotel towell at the beach.

The end.

11 comments:

Bre said...

LOVE the pics sissy! looks awesome! :)

Andi said...

What beautiful pictures! I hope we can make it there someday. Looks like you had a great time. And happy 5th anniversary!!!

Haylscat said...

I hate you. Don't talk to me for AT LEAST two hours so I can get over it ;P

TyandMar said...

You guys are so spoiled. Seriously. Always jealous of your fun excursions. Maybe next time you share the wealth by inviting us!!

Paul*Cat*Hallie said...

So awesome! PR is beautiful! I'm jealous, but it just makes me more excited for my cruise in February...bring on the SUN!!!

Brian said...

Kirsten!! I didn't know you had a blog! I loved all the pics and fun stuff in Puerto Rico! It looked like so much fun. :)

Brian said...

Kirsten!! I didn't know you had a blog! I loved all the pics and fun stuff in Puerto Rico! It looked like so much fun. :)

Stephenson and Katie said...

Sometimes I'm super jealous of you and your kid-free life :) Looks so so amazing!!!

Chris and Tara said...

Well, slap me silly and call me jealous! It looks like you had a great time. I love your pictures. You certainly have an eye for good photos.

atec said...

Looks like a blast! I'm totally jealous!

Josh & Jay said...

Kirst! You take wonderful pictures!! Love them!