Friday, February 27, 2009

So We Flew Back...

It cost $35 and 15 minutes. It was a tiny plane with only 6 other "got sick on the boat people." I would be surprised if i willingly got on another boat again.

Flamenco Beach- Culebra

After spending a few hours laying on a bench hoping i wouldn't die, we grabbed a ride to the beach.
It was worth it. This beach helped me feel better. Faster.
It is considered to be the 2nd most beautiful beach by National Geographic.

This photo is courtesy of JP. It is of our Estonian friend.

Fajardo Inn and Ferry Ride

Bitty island.

Getting scared.

Leaving Fajardo on the ferry.

Sunset off our balcony.

We took an early morning boat 17 miles off Puerto Rico to Culebra, a Spanish Virgin Island. It was $2.00.
I got very sick and spent the rough ride barfing into a large black trash bag. Apparently the last thing i mumbled before my demise was, "I can't believe I'm my Mom." (Who had a similar experience but it included 3 kids laughing at her. I don't remember the laughing part.)

Mountain drive to Fajardo

It took us a while, but we finally arrived on the coast. It was a beautiful drive.

Puerto Rico- Casa Grande

Special thanks to Justin's Mom, my sister and brother-in-law, and my Mom for making this trip happen. They were gracious enough to watch the kids. We love you all!

We stayed at a former coffee plantation. It was a dangerous drive up into the Central mountains outside of Utuado. It was raining, dark and curvy. It was lovely to fall asleep to the sound of rain on our tin roof. And even lovelier to see our surroundings the next day!

Sleeping in while a cool mountain breeze wafts in through the window slats and the coqui frogs and birds sing a morning song.

Looking off the back porch of our cabin in the Central Mountains complete with hammock and jumping lizards.

Pool perched on the mountainside.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tullaia's Haircut

Tullaia got sick of all her tangles and got her first professional haircut tonight. She looks cute!

Happy Birthday Mom!