Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm Back! (South Caribbean Vacay, Installment One)

Hello MLV readers -- I guess you figured out I've been away.We just returned from such a wonderful vacation. My parents organized a family reunion cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! In attendance were my parents, my husband and I with our kids, and my brother and his wife and kids -- all the way from China! There's quite a bit of content I want to include, so I'll be making at least a couple of posts about the trip. I realized, upon my return home, I'd not taken enough food photos, being enthralled with the pleasure of the company of our extended family as I was.

Here's a shot of the girls up front, my daughter, Wynne, my niece, McKenzie, and my Mom. My son, Hans, is relaxing in the backgeround as he watches TV.

We began our journey in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We stayed at a very groovy hotel (my kids are mortified when I use that word, as it ages me so).

See? Groovy.

I loved that the toiletries offered by the hotel were my favorite brand: Aveda! It's not so easy to find in some parts of the world, like Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A., where I needed some hair paste for my brother-in-law's wedding, but there it was in San Juan!

To wrap up this installment, here are a few shots of the view from our hotel before the cruise:

Ahhh! The beach at sunset -- never gets old does it? More soon.


  1. I'm going to live vicariously, so you'd better have more. What a beautiful family you have, and an amazing 50 year anniversary is definitely worth stopping regular life and finding a passport. Keep it coming. I'd love to know if being vegan abroad is as challenging as my 14 year old son tells me (who just returned from Europe smelling of cheese and meat...).

    Welcome home!

  2. Hey Colleen! I will keep the posts coming, but I'm realizing the food pics are woefully inadequate. I was mostly focused on the family and the scenery, and the days got past me too quickly.I'll work with what I've got.Blogger's new format doesn't let me enlarge the photos anymore, or at least I haven't yet figured out how. You wouldn't know, would you? Thanks for reading!

  3. P.S. I figured out how to make the photos bigger -- I was looking in the wrong place. I like the bigger photos!