Monday, August 26, 2019

Puerto Rico Travel Diary Day 8 & 9

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Happy Monday! It took longer than I had planned to get all of these Puerto Rico posts up! It's been almost two months since we got back from our trip. Today is finally the last post in these travel diary series. I have loved looking through the photos from this trip and recalling all of the fun moments. This is definitely one of the very best trips we have ever taken and I'm so happy that we were able to bring the girls with us to experience Puerto Rico! We are already planning future adventures!

Day 8 of our trip was pretty special because it was also our eleventh wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it's already been eleven years since we got married! I got married when I was 22 so it really feels like Josh and I have grown up together. Josh and I started dating back in 2006 and I learned right away that he was half Puerto Rican. He shared with me within our first few times together that he went to Puerto Rico when he was 18, in celebration of graduating high school. I remember him telling me then that he would love to take me to Puerto Rico one day. As a small town girl who had never really traveled much, especially somewhere that you had to fly to, that just seemed like a big dream. Something that I would never actually get to do. After our girls were born, the dream resurfaced and his passion for taking us to Puerto Rico grew even more now that we had children of our own. Years passed before we really talked about going again but last November, Josh took me to Ocean Isle Beach for my birthday, just the two of us. When you are alone for the weekend, you actually have time to talk (imagine that, lol). This summer's trips came up and I mentioned the idea of going to Puerto Rico and making this trip happen for real. Josh immediately agreed and we knew 2019 was the year we would go and that we did!

Since it was our anniversary and our last day of exploring in Puerto Rico, we wanted to see something unique. I found Cabo Rojo on a list of must see places in Puerto Rico. It wasn't actually on my original list of places I wanted to see, mostly because it wasn't super close to where we were staying. Cabo Rojo is located in the southwest corner of the island so it was about a two hour drive from Quebradillas. The main thing that sold me on visiting this area was the fact that one article I read mentioned that there was pink water. Well, y'all know I had to see this pink water.

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The water really was pink!

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I had never really heard of salt flats before visiting this area so we definitely learned a lot. I had no idea that Puerto Rico is one of the biggest producers of salt! Puerto Rico has been producing salt for over 500 years. The salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water. Check out this huge mound of salt in the photo below!

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Also in Cabo Rojo, we visited the Faro de Los Morrillos Lighthouse and Natural Bridge (El Puente Natural). The lighthouse was different than the ones we have here in North Carolina (it was also much smaller). The colors were so pretty! But, the real star of this area were the views. They were breathtaking! The limestone cliffs were absolutely incredible and one of things that you really just need to see in person to understand the magnitude of how amazing they were. This area was definitely worth the drive to see it!

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We wanted to end of our day at the beach so we went to Playa Jobos for one last time. I've mentioned this beach several times in my Puerto Rico posts and it was such a great place. Beautiful, calm waters, not too crowded, and it was in close proximity to where we stayed with Josh's grandmother. Such a great family beach! 

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I also finally got to see a sunset in Puerto Rico! So pretty!

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When we got back to Josh's grandmother's house, his aunt surprised us with a cheesecake from the Soto bakery as a gift for our anniversary. It was so sweet of her!

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Day 9 was our final day in Puerto Rico but it was short because it was our travel day back to the states. Like I mentioned in my first post, we flew out of Atlanta and had a direct flight to Puerto Rico. It was so much cheaper for us to do it that way! Driving to and from Atlanta was a little annoying but we saved so much money and I would totally do it again that way. 

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Puerto Rico was incredible. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. I'm sure that we will go back again in the near future but this trip will always be super special to me. There were so many firsts for our girls and our family with this trip. I can't wait to see where our adventures take us to next time!

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