luna de bebé: puerto rico (part one)

When Todd and I started planning a getaway before Christmas, we knew that we wanted to go somewhere warm in February or March. Little did we know that a trip to Puerto Rico the first week of February would actually be the most perfect time to get out of Michigan, as there have been multiple winter storm warnings, Elia's school has been closed for weather the last two days, and well, you know, because if you're reading this, chances are you're there.

I don't mean to rub it in because I know how you're probably feeling about us while we're enjoying the sunshine and lovely weather. Over the last few weeks I've just been pleased when it's been warm enough to open the door to get our mail without a coat on so, I get it but I don't feel bad about it. This is the first time that Todd and I have been away together for more than a night since our first anniversary, and certainly since Elia was born. And it was much needed. So, I feel a little bit badly that all of our friends and family couldn't also escape to the Caribbean but I don't feel that bad about it.

You might have noticed that I said that Todd and I are away together. We left Elia at home so spend time with both sets of grandparents and it was hard to say goodbye but she is doing great and kid-free time has been so wonderfully relaxing. Fellow parents, I highly recommend that you give yourselves the gift of a getaway at some point, it's refreshing and a great way to reconnect.

But enough of that, you're probably more interested in seeing some pictures anyway so, here they come!

Día 1

We were delayed out of Grand Rapids and made our connecting flight with just minutes to spare, we were so thankful to leave when we did after learning that a lot of other travelers didn't make it to their destinations on Sunday. Thankfully, the weather improve every step of the way.

As we were approaching San Juan, I noticed that the shadow of our plane was reflecting on the cloud and had a rainbow surrounding it. It was the oddest thing, and beautiful too.

Once we arrived in San Juan, we picked up our rental car and headed to Dorado, a suburb where our resort is located. We had a lovely dinner together at Descorche, which claimed to be the most romantic restaurant in Dorado. I'm not sure how romantic it was but our waiter was great and the food was all around deliciosa.

After that we enjoyed watching the Super Bowl in the hotel lobby with basically every other hotel guest before retiring for the evening and making jokes about the Katy Perry sharks.

Día 2

Because the point of this trip was relaxation, we took our time getting up and at 'em in the morning and spent some time getting to know the hotel grounds after breakfast. 

After that, we headed out to Cueva Ventana (Window Cave), which was high on Todd's list of must-sees for this trip. The cave offered amazing views of the Puerto Rican countryside and some unexpectedly interesting geology lessons, as well as some distant encounters with bats and scorpions. The experience made up for the possibility of running into vermin.

After exploring the cave we headed back to the resort to work on our tans. 

A little exploration, a little relaxation, what more could we ask for? This babymoon is off to a great start!

Next time: We're exploring El Yunque rainforest and the most beautiful beach.

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