Happy March everyone! It's really hard for me to believe it's actually in fact March because the winter seems like it will never end! I'm sure I say that every year, but I'm just ready for some warmer temps. Aren't you? Speaking of warmer temps, one of the reasons I have been away is due to a much needed vacation. Not only was it to get away from the snow, but we didn't take a vacay last year since we had our big moved so it was indeed very much needed. For this trip we decided to take a cruise to four different ports so we could see if any of the places we went would be somewhere we would want to visit later on for a week or so. The "so" is probably wishful thinking, but it doesn't hurt to dream! Our four ports were in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, and our fave, St. Thomas. Every place we went was absolutely gorgeous and we did something different at each stop. We met some great people and saw some great shows. We laughed so hard and ate until we had to be rolled into our room. It was everything you could want from a vacation, it was simply marvelous.
These three pictures are from our stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We did a ton of walking, mostly around the fort. It was so gorgeous and rich with history. We didn't even cover the whole thing, but I definitely got over my 10,000 steps in! Walking through Puerto Rico was amazing. The architecture was amazing and there were things happening everywhere.
The picture below is from our favorite location, St. Thomas. The island was just stunning. All the sailboats (sailing is something I want to learn) around were so cool to look at, I was in awe. We did a ski lift sort of ride to the top of the island and the views were breathtaking. Up top they had a restaurant and shops so we walked around a little before walking to the downtown area. There we stopped at some local shops and stopped for a quick bite before heading back. It is definitely a location we will come back to in the future!
Turks & Caicos was were we challenged ourselves a bit. We decided to go paddle boarding and snorkeling. Paddle boarding was a goal of both of our to learn so we thought what better time to try it. It was so much fun, but a little more challenging then it normally would be since there were waves to compete with. We both loved it and can't wait to do it on water that is a little calmer! As for the snorkeling, there weren't very many fish to see. Once in a while a small one would swim by, but nothing spectacular. We then got a tour of the island (totally unexpectedly) and it was amazing. We learned a little of the history and got to see places tourists rarely go to. All in all, a great experience!
Our fourth spot, actually our first stop, was in the Bahamas. There we totally relaxed and were just beach bums in every sense of the word. We laid out, went in the water when we got hot, and we continually be waited on. It was fantastic! The only time we were remotely active was to do a quick walk up and down the beach to see if anything else was going on.