Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Get Away!

We just got back from a fabulous trip! It was so nice and relaxing to get away from "the grind" and be spoiled rotten for 10 days. We flew out Friday morning and spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with my mother-in-law and sisters-my mother-in-law just graduated with her Master's degree (woohoo!!) Then on Monday morning Dustin and I left the kiddos with my parents and left for Puerto Rico! Originally we were planned to go to Mexico, but we just weren't feeling too safe going there (seeing as I am pregnant... swine flu...etc..etc) so we rerouted last minute to Puerto Rico and we are SO GLAD we went there! Our week was so much fun!

We spent all day monday traveling and got in late monday night. We got to the car rental place where we had reserved an economy car (you know the smallest, cheapest car that you can get) and left driving a jeep (a HUGE price difference- but with my smooth talking with didn't get hit with the charges!!)

On Tuesday morning we got up early and rented biked and rode along their version of a board walk (basically riding through the town seeing the "real" side of PR.) After bike riding we drove up to the rainforest (about 45 minute drive) and saw the gorgeous waterfalls- then hiked to the top of this tower and looked out over all of the forest (gorgeous). Then drove down to the seven seas beach and hiked (yes hiked) through a mangrove forest to a secluded beach (we were the only people there) and snorkled for sea shells. Then headed over to the nearby bay and went kayaking through the ocean (saw a huge manatee while doing so) through a tiny canal, into the bioluminescent bay. That was a beautiful experience...nature is just so amazing!

On Wednesday morning we left bright and early and took a catamaran to Culebra Island for a snorkeling adventure. We snorkeled for a bit, then took the boat in to Flamenco beach and played all day. It was so much fun!!!! (On a rather sad note, this is where we either misplaced or our camera got stolen...yep...so all we have are pics from our underwater camera hence why these pics don't really look anything like us! Hopefully we will find our camera- we are trying to keep in touch with our tour guide...but we all kind of know what they will do when they find a nice digital camera Happy Birthday to them!)

Thursday morning we woke up and went to Old San Juan all morning-toured the city. Enchanting, rather hilly city. Then since it was pouring rain that afternoon we took naps and then went to a movie-yes it was in English.

Then friday we went to the beach by our hotel, then went to the pool at our hotel, then started our journey back to Texas!

It was so much fun to get away- and since being back I have been "paying for it". Bennett has now started growling at me... he just wasn't too happy that I left him. Halle is still her sweet self, just a slightly more spoiled sweet girl. We got to spend all weekend with my family (which was super nice) and wish that we lived just a tad bit closer so we could see family a bit more often!**as a side note all pictures to resemble exactly what we did...it really was that gorgeous.

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6 comments:

Coslett's said...

it was great to see you for a brief moment at church... looked lile you had your hands full tackling your kiddos but were doing a good job of it. glad you got to get away how fun! i hear costa rica is beautiful! would love to go someday! to bad you lost your camera!

Erin said...

Samye! It was great seeing you, Dustin and the kiddos on Sunday! Joseph was saying he was disappointed Dustin wasn't able to come back and play ping pong. You looked fantastic and I'm glad y'all got a chance to get away from it all for a while. Goodness knows I can't wait for November! :)

Rachael said...

It sounds like you had a FANTASTIC vacation/getaway!!! Sounds like a beautiful place to go! I'm glad you had fun. Oh and I forgot to email you back, but thanks for the suggestions on the swim suits! I bought one from Old Navy... I hope it works! :)

The Bennetts said...

Wow. You two are so adventurous! I would love, someday, to be able to travel to fun places like Costa Rica. I am so happy that you got to have that experience. Looks like a lot of fun.

Hibbard Family said...

What a bummer about your camera! I'm glad you had a good trip, Happy anniversary!!

Katie said...

How fun! I hope I can go on a vacation sometime soon.