07 February 2011

Puerto Rico!!!

We are heading to Puerto Rico this Friday. I am dying. DYING. I need some sun and some warm and some no snow. I think PR will fit the bill! First up: Three days at the Gran Melia Resort on the northeast coast.
Yum. While we're not much for golfing, I am planning on doing some damage at the spahhhhh! We have a bunch of day trips planned - the fabulous little town of Luquillo with crazy natural waterslides, "local" cafes and a gorgeous beach; hiking through El Yunque, the rainforest in the middle of the island; visiting the old forts of San Cristobal & El Morro; walking Old San Juan during their Friday afternoon festival; touring the rum distilleries; exploring the river cavern of Camuy & Arecibo Observatory... yeah, there's no way we could fit all that in in 3 days! But we'll try. We'll also cram some time in to just lay by the pool & relax. :)
Monday morning we head to Fajardo to take the ferry to Vieques. There, we are meeting up with some of our favorite people in the world - Jacqi&Jay&Claire Coleman. We have a villa in the mountains for the rest of the week.
Wild horses and chickens roam the rural island and the key here will be to RELAX. Days at the beach, nights at the villa. We have a chef coming to teach us how to cook traditional Puerto Rican meals two of the nights and we'll have a luxe dinner on Valentine's at the new W resort on the island.
The only thing I'm really bummed about? The moon is not participating. It will be full the week we're there, which means there won't be any trips to the amazing bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. No light-up plankton for us. THIS time. ;)

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