Puerto Rico

 Puerto Rico:

Where we stayed: (Obviously we didn't stay in one place, what kind of family vacation would that be?!)

  •  Old San Juan - Condado Palm-Best Western - Stayed here for the first few nights so we could explore Old San Juan. The hotel isn't in Old San Juan but we could walk (a long one) into Old San Juan.
  • Rincon- we rented a condo right on the beach in Rincon. Unfortunately this wasn't the right place for our family. Not able to walk to restaurants/places, stories of recent burglaries, and the water not being very swimmable, my mom was on vrbo and doing her thing.
  • Palmas Del Mar- Another 4 hours in the car and we made it to Palmas del Mar in Humacoa. This was our jam!! A great last minute deal on a beautiful ocean view condo in Marbella. The pool and hot tub were amazing. The beach club next door was perfect! The boys thought they were in an actual water theme park. Palmas Del Mar is HUGE and everything is incredibly clean and well maintained. There are restaurants, golfing, tennis and even casinos on the property. Definitely not a locals experience of Puerto Rico (more country clubby) but it was perfect for us for the last week of the trip. 


  • The fish tacos at the Beach Club... OOOMMMGGGG
  • My sister got engaged! 
  • Swimming in a waterfall in El Yunque Rainforest
  • Old San Juan
  • Luquillo Beach Kiosks- yum!
Wish we had:



Even though I've kind of let blogging go the last year, I would have regretted not having my usual year in review for 2014... Maybe it will motivate me to actually blog about 2014 happenings and continue into 2015.... maybe.


Flora Farms

 Flora Farms is an organic farm and restaurant in San Jose del Cabo.
Can you believe a beautiful and delicious oasis is in the middle of the Baja desert?!
The adults went to dinner there one night and then we went the next day to pick up veggies and bread for a lunchtime platter to eat by the pool.
Oh, and to try the famous carrot margarita (yes, carrot!). 
If you go to Cabo, absolutely make reservation at Flora Farms!


Sunday Funday: Bar Bocce

This amazing California weather has allowed for some fun outdoor activities on the weekends. 
Bar Bocce is only a ferry ride away in Sausalito!
The ferry ride in itself is worth the $20(roundtrip) just for the views!

The pizza is amazing, there is an actual bocce court, beer, wine, a fireplace for when it starts to cool down, pretty view of the harbor and Sausalito is always a good 5-10 degrees warmer than the city!
Bring a picnic blanket because you can sit and be served on the "lawn" if regular seating is packed.