Friday, October 4, 2013

san juan, puerto rico

This year Nathan and I celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An upside to having to travel all the time is racking up all the Marriott reward points and Southwest points. Southwest opened up their travel schedule to Puerto Rico in April, so it was a no brainer - 4 free flights and 5 nights free at the Marriott Stellaris Resort and Casino - yes, please!  

Because we both travel so much, we didn't want to be away from Tristan again on our vacation, so we brought him a long and my mom decided to come help us so we could have some alone time during the trip as well. We had a great time discovering the rain forest, eating the local food, walking around downtown, seeing the old fortifications, experiencing the bio luminescent bay, and spending time at the pool and beach. The only hitch was that I forgot my swimsuit! Can you believe it? Lol. So I had to resort to the expensive one at the hotel. Boo. But it is cute. :)

It was such a wonderful, relaxing trip and we are so glad we were able to experience it with both Tristan and Grandma. 

Posing at the rain forest.

father and son love

Old San Juan site

Game room at the Marriott

Mom said she had never been to a swim up bar, so she had to do it
so she could cross it off her bucket list! (Tristan joined in too).

So pretty!

Fun with Tristan at Triana's.

Apparently Tang has a market in Puerto Rico....

Our welcome beers. Pay no attention to Tristan's inappropriate
seating at the Marriott lobby....:)

Tristan looking for coqui

This little bugger actually knows how to swim and we
didn't know it! All summer he swam with his floaties, but actually knows how to swim. :)

Relaxing poolside.

Night time swimming on the first day.

Our tour guide made Tristan the king of the rain forest by making a
hat out of banana leaves.

On the ride to the rain forest.


Getting my exercise in.

Family love

Old San Juan Fortifications.

So grateful my mother was able to join us to help out!


Goofing around.

Blurry boat ride pics...

He loved the boat. It was really neat but late at night (9 or 10 pm).

Trying to get the microbes to glow for him.

Beach fun!

My boss told me, "Don't worry, your phone will work in PR, so you can still
work while you are on vacation." Oy.

Playing checkers....he has a funny way of playing...

Foosball fun!

Bio luminescent bay.


This is what we had to get through in order to get to the bio luminescent bay.

We picked up a straggler....

Pretty bird!

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