Friday, August 17, 2012

The Puerto Rican Sojourn - Day 1

And a Happy 100th Post to Us! Can't believe how much time has flown by since we first stepped into the blogosphere. Anywho, it's been a crazy week as always...well mostly for Niks, poor thing but at least she has the memories of her recent mini vacay to reflect on.....
So as promised, let's get up to speed on my own recent getaway. I wish I was back in Puerto Rico. But since I won't be able to sneak away again for a while, I thought I would reminisce about my trip earlier this month. Here are some shots from our first day.  
We left Fort Lauderdale on the 6:10am flight, so we had to be at the airport at the ungodly hour of 4:00am, hence there wasn't time to get breakfast, so the first place we hit after checking into the hotel (much love to folks at the front desk of the Double Tree San Juan for the super early check-in) was Bebo's Cafe just walking distance from the hotel. Sorry, I was too busy stuffing my face to remember to take pics of the inside or the

After getting a much needed energy boost with some food and two cafe con leches, it was off to the beach. Thankfully it was only a fifteen minute drive from our hotel. 
Had to write my name in the sand...actually I was trying to write "Debbie was here" but it kept getting washed away...sigh. 
Since we spent almost 4 hours at the beach, we decided to take Antonio's (a bell hop at the Double Tree) advice and checkout the local restaurants down the street from the beach for dinner.
I ordered a SMALL snapper and this is what showed up. Safe to say I had to ask for a to go container. Thank God we had a fridge in the room.

This is the boardwalk behind the restaurant. I just had to take a picture.
We had big plans to go a Reggeaton club later that night..I think you can guess that didn't happen...we went to sleep at 9pm and got up at 8am the next morning...LOL.

Next week I will share the pictures of our visit to El Yunque Rainforest and Old San Juan.

Have a safe and happy weekend.  See you on the flip side



  1. The beach is beautiful! Those friend plantains next to your fish are called tostones. Aren't they delish! I make them at home whenever I can find green plantains. YUM!

    1. Yes, I agree they are yummy. Tostones sounds so much Jamaica we just call them fried green plantains...LOL.

  2. Gorgeous. My bestie is Puerto Rican, I can't believe we've never taken a vacay there together.

    1. Hey Jessica, I think you should definitely plan a girl's weekend very soon, you won't be disappointed.


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