Hey Everyone! I'm back!! Well rested and so grateful to be home with my babies. But I had such an amazing time! Neatest experience ever :) So I though I would share some of my wonderful adventures with you guys. Be forewarned though, this post is gonna have quite a few pictures in it. On this trip, I found out that I love to take picture of old architecture. We live in Arizona, where our state just celebrated it 100th birthday, so we have next to no old buildings here.
Our first stop was flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where we would get on the cruise ship. But first we had a chance to look around this amazing old spanish fort, where I discovered my love for photographing old architecture. (I'll try to narrow this down to my favorites, but here are some of our Puerto Rico pictures)
In my world if you stop to take a rest you become a subject to photograph :) My poor husband. He was such a good sport though. Especially because every two seconds I would tell him, "Ok, I promise last picture and I'm done." Just to see something else that I had to photograph right after I put my camera away. But can you blame me, this place was so gorgeous!!
I loved this walkway between rooms. The curved arches one after the other were just so aesthetically appealing.
But of course, while in Puerto Rico we had to try some of the food :) This was a cafe we ate at for breakfast, and I just had to stop and admire the gorgeous pastries in the window. It was too early for sweets, so I restrained myself, but...
While walking around, I was totally justified in trying some goodies at lunch time :) We stopped at this little stand and I picked out this gorgeous bar. It's like coconut, sweet potato, and caramel wrapped in a banana leaf and either set out to try or baked. It was amazing!! I don't know what it was called cause nothing was labeled and the guy selling could barely speak english, but I'm gonna have to try and recreate this.
Last favorite pictures from Puerto Rico.
And then it was time to get on our ship!!
This was my first cruise, so it's safe to say I was amazed by everything. Here was inside the centrum (main lobby) looking up. Then we were off to new locations.
Our first stop was at Tortola where we swam with Dolphins. Coolest experience ever. It's amazing how smart these animals are.
Then stop two was St. Marten. I got up to see the sun rise and couldn't help myself. Had to take some pictures of how pretty it all was with the ocean, islands, and the sun rays pushing though the clouds.
In St. Marten, we took an island tour, and our guide was so nice to make a special stop just for me at a pastry shop.
We ended up trying two of these gorgeous little desserts. This one was like a chocolate pudding cake, with a crunchy crust, smothered with a chocolate ganache. It was amazing!!
Pastry two was a raspberry mouse, layered with vanilla cake and raspberry jello, topped with fresh raspberries and drizzled with chocolate. If you like raspberries, you would love this. Yum!!
At St. Marten, we also stopped at this really cool beach right next to the airport. The planes get so close to you it's incredible. The rest of our time in St. Marten was spent on a beach where we didn't have to worry about strong air currents ;)
St. Kitts was beautiful, other then the fact that I got a monkey forced on me. Which my husband thought was hilarious, but we got to visit this really old sugar plantation before we went zip-lining. So I got to indulge in my new found addiction again.
This tree was gnarly!! Had to take a picture. I guess the used to use this tree to punish the slaves on the plantation. Enough said.
Just a couple more pictures. We did a lot of snorkeling and swimming after that point, so since I don't have an underwater camera I didn't get a lot of shots. But here are a couple others from walking around the rainforest and the other islands.