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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
Night
Divisadero
Atonement
Philadelphia, Here I Come! : A Comedy in Three Acts
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Imagining Argentina
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Amongst Women
Church of the Dog
Charming Billy
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Birth House
The Poisonwood Bible
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games


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Monday, August 12, 2013

we took a trip...

Thursday, our first 24 hour day in Puerto Rico we ventured off to El Morro in Old San Juan.  In the morning we walked to the grocery store (I should say danced on golden conch shells in the park) in a lovely torrential downpour.  A shopkeeper ushered us under his front stoop awning for shelter.  We smiled but kept splashing on our way.  Dad asked a woman on her porch if we were heading the right direction and she said yes, looking at us with pity or like we were crazy!  I am pretty sure we left trails of t-shirt, shorts, skirt water in the aisles of the store.  We have no pictures of these moments but unexpected ones are usually the best.

                              Looking up toward the lighthouse.

 
Doors...
                                       Sibling lighthouse love
                      Another gorgeous doorway with two lovely leaning kids.
Any sort of dugout with bars on it was a jail according to Gabe.  Not this time...

       Our nine-thirty Saturday nighttime destination: Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  We kayaked through Mangrove forests to arrive at one of 5 bays in the world where micro-organisms light the water, including oars, hands, etc.  It was peaceful and amazing.  Gabe and I brought up the tail end on the return trip and had our own personal tour.  Gabe was kicking it.

             Trunk Bay at St. John and yes I could bake with that sand flour.
                                                      Coconut boat
                          I am still in awe that water like this exists.
                                      Father/Daughter water moment

                                            Braxton and Camille
                            First time snorkeling, um, couldn't be a better place.
                                                 Aqua Boy

                                    Kind of love it here with you guys
Gabe and I are working it-next picture-Camille stepping AWAY!   
 Love this man!
 7! Wow! Gabe turned 7!  I will take this boat (helicopter, ambulance) and any mode of transportation with you any day!      
                                          Barbados Shipwreck Snorkeling





 Wave Jumping
    St. Lucia and Dad's favorite-the Catamaran trip to Anse de Pitons.

         Water misting your back, sun cozying your body...I say yes!


                                                 La Famille
 
 St. Kitts Jeep Safari
                                                  Sugar cane

The Ponderers.
                                               Hiking it up!
                      A little football on St. Maarten-Le Galion Beach

                           And we come full circle-Old San Juan, PR
   Brett and I were here years ago before kids and it was nice to stand here again and see the walkway we traveled that twists down from El Morro along the ocean to the fountain. 

I guess I am ending it-the big finale-the fountain anyhow! It brings back memories and makes new ones and that is good.

1 comment:

franciebugs said...

WHOA!!!! I totally forgot to check for your vacay pics! I am so glad I had a few seconds to rummage through old posts cause this one was awesome! totally made me want to go there, like NOW! Just gorgeous! So glad you guys got to experience that!! xxx