Monday, February 27, 2012

A few more days…


Only a few more days and we are heading to the warm waters of the Caribbean! We are going to Puerto Rico and spending 8 nights/9 days relaxing and soaking up some sun. I. cannot. wait. Honestly, I am beyond excited and I have done most of the planning for the trip so I think I’m even more excited because of that. And seeing Puerto Rico on The Bachelor just about put me over the edge with excitement. We will be going to the island they stayed on (Vieques).The beaches look amazing and I know we will have a blast.

We are renting a car while we are there so hopefully we can get around okay but here are some of the fun things we have planned so far:

Full day snorkeling trip to the island of Culebra and other small islands. We will take a catamaran and go to several different snorkel spots. We also get lunch on the boat and free alcohol! I’m crossing my fingers  they will have some virgin options and Diet Coke!culebra-pg-002.jpg.rb

We are going to try to go to church somewhere near San Juan so hopefully that will be fun. Luckily Dan speaks Spanish so that will be a huge help as well!

I also got this adorable swimsuit that I love! I’m so excited to wear it and it fits really great. I was nervous ordering it online, but I’m really happy with it! And side note-that is not me in the picture…I know I look exactly like that in a bathing suit and I always awkwardly put my arm on my neck like that, but it’s not me. :)DSC_5852.JPG.rb

We also have surf lessons planned for a few hours and Dan is going to be in heaven. He loves surfing and just playing in the ocean so hopefully we can get some good practice and we’ll be surfing pros by the time we get back!

I had mentioned that there is this amazing Bioluminescent Bay with flagellates that glow in the water and apparently it is really amazing. Turns out, you can’t go during a full moon or the days before a full moon so the entire week we are there is the time that you can’t do this! I was so bummed about it. Then a few weeks ago I was reviewing our flight information and I realized that I had booked our flight for one day later than we had planned! Luckily we won’t have to miss work, but we’re coming back later now and I had to scramble to get another hotel room. BUT we can now do the Bio Bay tour on our last night there! I’m so stoked about it and who doesn’t want to spend an extra day in Puerto Rico?! Bio Bay picture below.


We also plan on spending some time in Old San Juan, eating a lot of good food, playing at the beach and hitting up the El Yunque Rainforest. Hopefully we will find some good adventures and I know we will have a great time together! We always have so much fun when we do vacations like this and I just love doing fun things like this with Dan. We are always talking about or planning our next trip and it’s something we just really love to do together.

On a completely unrelated note, raise your hand if you have been to Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods? Whoa. Wow. Love it. I live relatively close to the new Station Park in Farmington and they have Marshalls, Homegoods and Ross as well as some other cool stores (I’m excited about Gordmanns too). Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods are all part of the same chain so all the sweet Homegoods gift cards I got for Christmas/bday can be used at all those stores! Dream come true!

Honestly, I just love the amazing deals you can get at these stores. All this awesome name brand stuff for a fraction of the price! From home decor awesomeness-rugs, lamps, furniture, pillows, and mirrors to kitchen supplies-Le Creuset cookware, pots and pans, and really nice kitchen stuff, to clothes, shoes, baby stuff, coats, scarves, purses, and sunglasses! I got so much great stuff for such amazing deals! There are TONS of awesome shoes at Marshalls and they were all brands like Jessica Simpson, BCBG, Steve Madden, Jimmy Choos, Chinese Laundry, and Calvin Klein. I got an adorable Coral colored maxi dress by Calvin Klein for $25 and brown BCBG wedges for $15! There are tons of cute baby and kids clothes, work out clothes, and baby items like a Boppy and a Skip Hop Duo diaper bag (for more than half off!). I love that place! So go check them out and you won’t be disappointed!

Between Ross, Homegoods and Marshalls, I made out like a bandit and got a bunch of cute stuff for my trip and some pillows and things for my house! Sweet!


Taryn said...

Okay so the Bio Bays are only closed on Sundays and of course that is when we are going to be there! So mad!!! But I am excited for you to go to PR. We leave in three weeks and I am so excited as well! And Marshalls is my favorite store.

Amanda said...

That sounds like so much fun and I am jealous. I hope you guys have a blast.

Nicole S. said...

I must admit I'm very jealous of you! So if that was your plan by posting this, it worked. :)

I've never been to Marshalls. Sounds like I need to try it!!!