Yes, I am aware that Puerto Rico is a US territory. So, why am I using this as a check-off for “vacation out of the country?”
1) I created an anonymous internet poll. 80% said I should consider this an “out of the country” trip.
2) It turns out that residents of PR consider vacationing in the US “out of the country,” since PR is, in fact, its own country.
3) My American Express Card informed me that if I don’t pay off my balance this billing cycle I will be charged an additional 2.7% interest for my charges in Puerto Rico, since the charges were “foreign.”
Therefore, I’m checking this one off. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I still would love a trip to Europe. Maybe next year if things still are looking rough on the baby front (see previous post).
So, why the trip to Puerto Rico? My BIL and his (now) wife decided to have a destination wedding there, in San Juan. Since we just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary, we stayed a few days longer for an anniversary trip. Luckily, my sister and her husband, who live in Florida, decided to come down and stay in the same resort so we were able to spend some time with them.
I took about 500 pictures, but I’m not going to torture you with all of them. If you know me, just email me and I’ll send you an invite to the snapfish album. I also have a lot more posted on facebook if you’re my FB friend.
Here is a quick summary of the trip:
2 flights each way – a total of about 9 hours in the air total.
My sister and I. I stayed in a constant state of sweat the entire trip.
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan, the location of the wedding ceremony
(Ponce de Leon’s tomb is in this church, by the way.)
Here we are! Sweating.
San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal Forts
A few pics near our resort, La Concha
We had a great time, in spite of the murderous heat and a few Bad Luck Ally moments (including a malfunctioning door lock). Ironically, we came back pale as ever, thanks to SPF 70, then both got burnt today just bumming around the beach for an hour or so.