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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Start of a Vacation...

Our vacation started with me going to ride Razz for one more time before I left.  I rode her and she was good then I got Jardi to give her a massage and we had a coffee then off to Calgary where me and my sister got a manicure/pedicure.  I chose a turquoise blue cause I wanted to match the ocean.  She had told her boys they could stay up as late as we did since it was the last night with them all before we left.  We watched Chronicles of Narnia:  Vogage of the Dawn Treader.  it was pretty good, but I guess I wasnt paying attention to the books when I read them cause I dont remember the cousin.  Anyways, we left on the plane at 7 am (which meant we were up at 3 to be at the airport by 4 cause we thought we needed lots of time to get through customs, but we were through in like 15 minutes, and so we got a coffee and breakfast muffin and sat in the chairs waiting forever for the plane to get there.  This is an Ice castle in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, it was kinda weird.  Thats my mommy walking by it.
From Dallas, we had a flight to Miami and in thier airport is fishes in all different shapes.

Finally from Miami to San Juan.  It seemed like it took all day to get there, but since its a 3 hour time change I guess it wasnt so bad.  But we were exhausted so we got to our hotel and headed to bed.

The next morning we had all day in San Juan, so we went to the beach and watched waves crashing on the shore, then we went to the Mall of Americas.  Huge place and super busy!  There was a pick a number at the jewellry store even!  And it was all locals, not tourists.  I forgot everyone speaks spanish there, although most can speak some english, more in the touristy spots.  I have a learn to speak spanish game I shoulda brushed up before we went cause I sure don't know much.

This beach was about a block from our hotel and was being cleaned every morning by people raking up seaweed and shells.  Kinda nice looking after they were done.  We did some shopping at the stores close by and spent the rest of the day by the pool.  Then the hot tub later on.

We tried getting lots of photos, but we were so busy shopping and looking around, the forst day we never got much, so we stopped at the park and mom posed on the cement lawn chairs (that are actually comfortable!)

Some of the trees down there are so pretty!  They had all kinds of flowers on them, these white ones sure looked nice.

We spent that night at the hotel as well, and then Sunday was the big day to get on our boat!

6 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Looks beautiful! Glad you made it backl and didn't miss all the wonderfu weather here LOL!Looking forward to more photos

Rising Rainbow said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. I'm jealous you got to be someplace warm.

Country Gal said...

Sounds like you had a really nice trip! Did ya bring some of that nice weather back with you ? Loved your photos ! Have a great day !

Linda said...

Sounds like I needed to go with you! I'm a tad jealous but only in a good way of course.

Shirley said...

Nice way to take a break from winter!

gowestferalwoman said...

oh, now that is a warm up to the cruise for sure - love the photo of the sun on the water...