As my clients already know, I am heading off to Puerto Rico with Greg and Mallory!! As a result I will be out of the office between August 28th and September 7th… During that time I will be unavailable by phone and email. I will, however, respond to all of my emails and phone calls as soon as possible after the 7th! 🙂
This will be our first official “out of the country” family vacation where Greg and I will be taking Mallory. Up until now, when we traveled she stayed at Grandma’s. We were unsure how she would do with long waits and long flights but she’s certainly old enough now to experience a bit more of the world. So this time around instead of her watching us pack, she is helping us pack….or I should say, she’s been “packing” the past few days. And I thought I over packed-this girl has an obsession with shoes! I guess it just parallels my obsession with cameras!
So why Puerto Rico? Well it wasn’t exactly our first choice. Actually we were planning to go to a few other places outside of the county but it boiled down to us not being able to get her passport in time. I lost Mallory’s birth certificate (I know I know-what kind of mother am I) so that, coupled with being a procrastinator, we just couldn’t make it happen. Since you do not need a passport to travel to the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico, we decided that Puerto Rico had both sun and sand AND culture. After doing plenty of research, we are VERY excited to get down there. Yes we will be staying at a resort (Caribe Hilton) but we will be traveling off the resort so that we can experience the REAL Puerto Rico. 🙂 ….AND I’ll be collecting photographs along the way to share when we get back to the real world.
Whats on our agenda-besides soaking up the Caribbean sun at the beach? Well, we have a game plan but we are going to be flexible. I love talking with the locals and finding out the best places to visit. But from doing a little bit of research we do have a few placed already in mind: the El Yunque Rainforest, walking around the historical streets of San Juan and eating at an authentic restaurant, drinking their signature Pina Colada’s, visiting El Morro, possibly visiting the cave park….ohhh building sandcastles just to name a few! 🙂 If you’ve been to PR and have any suggestions, please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you 🙂
Mallory is in charge of the “Kid-VideoCam” and she’s taking her own digital camera. So I’m excited to see her images from our trip. Seeing the world thru the eyes of a 5 (almost 6 year old) is going to be unique. If I can get regular internet access I will post a “photo of the day”…..that is of course if I feel like working with technology. I mean it is vacation after all! Now, you’ll have to excuse me while I go work on my Caribbean tan!! Tee he he 🙂