Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trip to Puerto Rico

   Instead of renting hotel rooms every week in Puerto Rico (for work), Lou found a condo to rent monthly for less. The best part about that is now the girls and I can go over every so often and hang out. We took our first family trip over on Oct 6. I was dreading he flight over with Kaylee, but she slept and it was great. I had her tucked up in the Beco Butterfly with the hood up and not a peep. Kelsey was really good too. We took her Britax on the plane and used a Gogo Kidz Travelmate to stroll her through the airport with it. It worked great. She took a nap for most
of the flight (it's a ~2 1/2 hour flight from Ft. Lauderdale). We gate checked Kaylee's bucket seat and stroller. By the time we got our bags, got the car seats installed and went to Walmart to buy food, it was 8 o'clock when we got into the condo. Needless to say we had a late dinner. It's a 1 bedroom condo with a Queen size bed and a twin futon in to room. We brought a toddler air mattress with us as well. Getting the girls to bed each night was not too bad; however, Kaylee was up ALOT during the night crying. That was definitely the worst part of our trip.
  Every morning Kelsey and I had fruit, eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast. I drank some local coffee (couldn't find a brand I recognized when we were at Walmart) which actually was not bad. We walked around the complex, went on the playground, went in the pool, went to the beach, and worked on Kelsey's workbooks. We made dinner Thursday and Friday night. Saturday we went out to dinner with the girls. I got to try Mofungo (a traditional Portuguese dish, but I had it with chicken instead of pork) Sunday we made a nice dinner and ate it up on the penthouse balcony.

  Monday we drove through the Yunque Rainforest on a whim. Very cool views and we even got to see a cool waterfall. Next time we are going to spend more time and bring food and hike some of the trails. Our plan is to go over with him at least every other month.

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