May 9, 2016

Puerto Rico

Damon and I celebrated 15 years of marriage on April 14, 2016, right in the middle of the kids' spring break.  Since we weren't able to sneak off together to celebrate the milestone, we waited until a few weeks later and celebrated with something super romantic: continuing legal education.  Damon really knows how to woo a gal, huh?  But hey, when the CLE is taught in beautiful Puerto Rico, I don't really have much to complain about.  Between sessions, we were even able to squeeze in a little fun.  For example, we caught this sunrise on the beach because we were up and out early in order to make it back for class...
We stayed in San Juan on the Atlantic side of the island.

See those buildings in the distance?  Abandoned and covered in graffiti.  The economy in Puerto Rico is not so great...
Damon is the star of most of these pics because they are from my phone...
Hiking the rainforest was one of the highlights of the trip...


I love a good waterfall, and climbing up one is tons of fun, if a little on the slippery side...
We had fun exploring Old San Juan.  I felt totally safe until someone told us the next night that Old San Juan is where most of the drug trade goes down.  Lovely...
I am not one for taking silly pictures, but the ladies that took this were egging us on to do something silly, so why not?


I think this was the gate where they would welcome official visitors, or something like that...




We had a great time exploring together in Puerto Rico.  The relatively small island has many different ecosystems, friendly people, and breathtaking natural beauty.  The photos seriously do not do it justice.  I did not care much for the food, but I am a pretty picky eater.  I would love to visit again one day with the entire family.

Although this blog is mostly about the kids and their activities, I think it is important to record a few of mom and dad's outings.  Getting away together and exploring new places is one of the things that Damon and I feel brings us closer together.  Focusing on our marriage and each other is an important part of being the best parents that we can be.  It's nice to get away and recharge our batteries every so often, even if the main topic of conversation while we're gone is the kids.  Happy Anniversary, Damon!  I hope we have at least 50 more!

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