Friday, October 22, 2010

San Juan, PR

Every October there is a COVD (an optometry organization) meeting and we've been able to go the past two years. Whoever got to pick the spot this year should get to do it every year.

The first few days we spent in Old San Juan:

And it was HOT and we felt like this:

I was trying to get Jason to take a picture with me after we had walked about 1,000 miles, Javen had dumped water all down him, and we had been taking pictures all day.

This is how we kept Javen entertained:
The next few days that the boys went to class we spent in old San Juan shopping, taking pictures, posing, and taking more pictures. Sue reverse parallel parked this on a downhill one way cobblestone street. It was a proud moment. Until we had to move because we were informed that spot was only for taxis. Dumb.

I'm not sure what this is but everyone else was taking pictures of it so I thought maybe I should too.

The posing:

One night Jason and I were able to go Kayaking at the bioluminescent bay area. It was awesome!

This is a dramatized and possibly photoshopped photo of what it looked like:
(The water did glow-and it was amazing-but not quite like this) photo from here

We spent a day hiking to other lookout areas

And to here:

And exactly one week ago today I was sitting on this sand:

and doing stuff like this:

Our guide told us it has been featured as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is now a goal of mine to one day own a part of this island, although that may require selling all of our possessions(in 20 years when we have some worth selling) plus a few limbs. Maybe it will just be my happy place for now.
Did I mention that I think he is the cutest boy?


Aubrey Jane said...

How fun! That dramatized picture is hilarious, but I'm sure you had just as much fun as they did. Javen is adorable.

todd and erin said...

It looks beautiful! I went to Puerto Rico for work a year ago and didn't love it but maybe it's because I didn't get to do all the things you did! It looks like you had so much fun! PS. Maybe we could set up my baby and Javen on a date one day. He is too cute.

Cade and Kelsie said...

You are a skinny mini! Looks like you guys had fun. Loved seeing all the pictures!

Caitlin said...

fun pictures! Looks like a blast. Javen is so cute, it's killing me!

Tyler and Jill said...

You guys look like you had a blast! So glad that you're back.

The Larsens said...

I miss you! Javen is so cute and getting way too big. Isn't this a fun age? I am sure that he is learning so many new things. You look great, Just as beautiful as ever. We definately need to catch up again! Love ya