Saturday, December 15, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Puerto Rico!  Miami to my grandmother's condo for a few days first, then off to San Juan and paradise.

We spent a relaxing few days in Old San Juan and El Yunque, then took a little 8 person, petrifying plane flight to the island of Vieques, off it's coast.  Still part of Puerto Rico, the little island of about 9,000 residents won our hearts and stole the show, so to speak, of the vacation.  San Juan was beautiful and historic and charming and full of spirit, but Vieques, this teeny speck of an island full of pristine beaches, water in shades of blue that rival Monterosso, and smiling people full of slow paced island charm, was amazing.  Wild horses run free, a bumpy, long, deserted road through a forest leads to a beach you will have to yourself all day.  Stops at food trucks on the side of the road offer a mixture of island and hispanic cuisine, making picnics on yet another deserted, breathtaking beach.  The pictures we took are the screensavers on computers and phones.  We are both totally enchanted.

Miami, Diamond Beach, by my Gram's old condo

Old San Juan

Streets of Old San Juan

San Juan, view from the fort overlooking the cemetery and La Perla

Trip to El Yunque Rainforest...can you spot Manuel in the waterfall?

View from fort San Cristobal over the city

Our little tiny plane to our little tiny island of Vieques

Playa Caracas (Red Beach)

Sun Bay at sunset - totally unaltered picture

Farmer's market!

Green beach, Playa Punta Arenas

Orchid Beach, Playa La Plata

The pier in Esperanza

Playa Grande

Playa Caracas, right before a little shower

Hiding from some raindrops for a few minutes

Playa Media Luna

Can you see why?  


  1. Yes I can! Thanks for sharing.
    That looks like a very special holiday, I am guessing you both made the most of it. you live in paradise and then visit it all over the world, such a Blessing for you both.
    Have a great time and enjoy everything you do.

  2. Ciao Christine
    Belle foto dal vostro vacanza.
    tanti auguri, salute e felicita per l`anno nuovo.
    Il tuo amico è fortunato;-)
    Saluti dalla Svizzera
    Marcello (10-13 Giugno 2012 a Monterosso al Mare)