but don’t worry, we still like each other, I think. Unfortunately, I just mean the literal honeymoon is over.

But going through all the photos and recapping our trip has quickly made me want to drop all those adult responsibilities that came rushing back upon our return (hello car repair!), and just spend our days sipping rum drinks by the pool. That’s definitely possible, right?

Puerto Rico 10

As a reminder (but I know you’ve been waiting in anticipation for this post), when we last left each other, I was telling you all about our day-trips to San Juan, and as luck would have it there’s more to the story…

And by more, I mean more relaxing, eating, a little hiking, and if you can believe it, an evening kayak trip. It’s lucky we made it out to tell the tale. 🙂

Puerto Rico Iguanas

^^Especially with these fierce-looking Iguanas roaming free. Luckily, they seemed pretty harmless, despite their ability to duck in and out of pool chairs, giving us all a little scare.^^

In all seriousness, Jeff managed to drag me out of my comfort zone when it came to outdoor activities. In the past, nature and I haven’t always been the best of friends.

El Yunque Forest 7But this trip, I actually loved hiking the El Yunque National Forest. Just look at that view! It really was something else. And I hate to brag, but we got to gawk at it from our hotel room too.

El Yunque Forest 9 El Yunque Forest 11Not to mention the waterfalls, plural! The water was shockingly cold, but on a very hot day (I’m complaining about the heat? No way.), it felt nothing short of wonderful.

However – in the interest of full-disclosure – I was certain my/our biggest challenge was going to be learning to navigate a kayak together, in the dark.

Kayaking in Puerto Rico 1

Guess what folks? I’m happy to report it was a huge success! No petty arguments over here. If you don’t believe me, allow me to quote Jeff as our kayaking adventure came to an end: “I’m honestly surprised we made it out of this still married.” If that’s not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is.

All jokes aside (even if this union is resting on the fate of a kayak), we had the opportunity to do a Bio-Bay tour to Laguna Grande, a Bioluminescent lagoon a mere thirty minutes from our resort. If you’re ever near one of the few Bio-Bay’s across the globe, I highly recommend you make the excursion part of your trip. There’s nothing like dipping your hand in the water to find it literally start glowing!

But alas, after an awesome week – just the two of us – soaking up the sun, and maybe gaining a few pounds thanks to the amazing cuisine, it was back to reality.

Puerto Rico 11However, having two dogs excitedly welcome us to the “official” start of married life didn’t make for the worst homecoming ever. That was until they didn’t get the memo about letting us sleep-in on our last day off from work. 🙂

Thanks for coming along for this part of the journey. I can’t wait to share more about our wedding weekend very soon!

1 Comment

1 Comment on The honeymoon’s over…

  1. Alex H.
    November 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

    You guys are just the best. Welcome home!


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