Sunday, December 4, 2016

Puerto Rico

Another amazing trip for our family has come and gone, way too fast. And now all we have are pictures and videos to remind us of this fun vacation. (Can you call it a vacation with 2 babies tagging along?)

It was a FULL day of travelling, stopping in Chicago, then Orlando, then finally Puerto Rico. Brett and I really love flying, but doing it with kids...lets just say I only enjoy flying when they're asleep. Ha!
Teagan was SO excited about her new backpack, until she actually had to carry it packed with the iPad and treats. It was too heavy for her to be happy about.

It was a rough first flight, with this guy puking all over himself, and his only blanket we brought. We carried around that stinky blanket for the rest of the trip. I was actually excited to do laundry when we got home!

The next day I think was my favorite day of the entire trip. We started out by visiting the Cueva del Indio. It was unbelievably beautiful, which the pictures just can't explain.

Oh, and get used seeing Teagan doing this in many of the pictures...it's her signature pose. :)

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In all the reviews I read, no one mentioned to wear SHOES when visiting this place. We all wore our measly little flip flops, and it was very hard to walk on these rough rocks.

Do you see that huge tower in the background? That's Christopher Columbus!


We walked past what we thought looked like tanning beds!

Teags was a huge fan.

And here is Christopher Columbus! This might be the strangest part of our entire trip...which I won't get into. Let's just say, this place isn't exactly visitor friendly. Crazy chihuahuas starting coming after us. I'm not even joking.

We then headed for Old San Juan...at the same time as the rest of the city. There was a political rally happening, that was actually quite fascinating!


After buying some souvenirs, we went to tour Castillo San Felipe del Morro. The kids were shouting for joy...

But really, it was so cool! And HUGE!
This place was able to fight off any battle that came.



We were able to get back to our hotel in time for some swimming. Teagan of course had a blast...

and Oz just wanted to be held.


The next morning, we took off for the island Vieques! We were able to take a small 10 minute plane ride. It was AMAZING!


Wild horses roam all over the island.

That night, we did the Bioluminescent Tour in Mosquito Bay. These 2 pictures was all that was captured. It's just too dark outside to deal with the kids on a kayak, AND try to take awesome pictures of the glowing water. We were on the school bus, ready to head back to the parking lot.

It was funny though, of course we were the only ones with kids on the tour, out of about 50 people. haha! Actually, my kids were the only kids I saw on the entire island!
 

We stayed at an Airbnb that night, my first time ever doing that! It went really well, however there was no air conditioning. But I think we were all exhausted enough, that we survived the night.
This picture cracks me up...we all sleep in the exact same position!

 Back to Puerto Rico!

We went hiking in El Yunque National Forest.

The hike took us to La Mina Falls. It was very refreshing to get in that cold water!

Once again, Teagan had a blast!

and Ozzy just wanted to sit on mommy's lap.

The rest of the day was very simple.
We swam in the ocean when it was POURING rain, so I didn't want to take out our camera or phones to take a picture. Then we went to our hotel and swam again (just me and Teagan this time, Austin had enough of "swimming.")

The next day was a full day of travel again back to SLC! I think these 2 were sick of flying by that time. This picture makes me laugh out loud every time I look at it! MAN my kids are good looking! :) :) :)

3 comments:

  1. Oh my heck, what an adventure!! Puerto Rico is definitely on my list of places to visit. You guys are superhero parents for taking your kids!

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  2. i love this! my heart is so happy and sad- we were going to do this trip last fall but had to cancel so i love living vicariously through you:)

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    1. Amanda! If it makes you feel better, Hawaii is MUCH better. We decided Puerto Rico is a ghetto Hawaii, that is not as tourist or family friendly, haha!

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