Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is Where I Just Came Back From!

My family flew to Puerto Rico, where we boarded a Royal Caribbean ship and headed out to Tortula, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and Grenada! It was HOT and I came back with a very sunburned forehead (which is now peeling), but the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! We had a fabulous trip and I immensely enjoyed the time spent with my family! This trip is very similar to the trip I would be taking with Stampin' Up! in April, but this year I took the cash option and booked a similar trip when my kids would be on Spring Break so we could all enjoy it together! I'm so glad I did that because we have wonderful memories from our trip, but I know it will absolutely kill me next month when all of my Stampin' Up! buddies will be enjoying the cruise! One thing I learned from this trip is that you can travel to amazing and spectacular places all over the world, but nothing is quite as inviting or beautiful as walking through your own front door! Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for a fabulous trip!
Our cruise ship in port.
Tortula - which was absolutely beautiful!
I could live here!
More beautiful scenery!
My new Rasta friend! I thought he was giving me the peace sign, but I learned later he was asking me for 2 bucks since I took his picture! OOPS!
The Piton Mountains
100% pure cocoa being made! I came home with three of these logs! They're mine, all mine!
Coconuts everywhere you look - and they were so good!
So many fresh fruits and nuts!
Haley just had to have her picture taken with this monkey! Haley's the one in blue!
This is my favorite thing to do on the ship! The picture doesn't show that I have a lime Mojito in my hand! Ahhhhhhh!
In San Juan, we had dinner at a quaint little restaurant and this is the view from our table!
Old San Juan was beautiful! That's Hunter, Haley, and Randy up on the right! We had a great time shopping - and I'd love to go back!


Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Good for you Penny! I'd love to hear any tips you have for the trip! Looks like you had a great time!

Pam said...

Looks wonderful!

Dawn said...

That is great you get a cash option.
LOvely you spent it with your family.
ps Iam Kirsteens Scottish Upline.

Ink Bug said...

Oh my goodness, it looks wonderful. Still cracking up about the $2 peace sign. heh heh

penguinstamper said...

Dawn O., in San Juan we had breakfast at La Bombonera, which is the oldest diner in San Juan! In fact, they're serving coffee from the same coffee maker they used back in 1942! Their pastries were fabulous. It was just something kind of fun to do! I hope you have a great trip!

Mary said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip...and love the 'peace sign' fiasco! Hopefully, you didn't pay up! Great pictures, Penny, but happy you're home, sweet, home...

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