Puerto Rico 2016 Highlights

After our wonderful vacation in Mexico with my parents, we headed to Puerto Rico with the Natori Seniors…YUP #hardlife and YUP #travelwithparents. We had a luxurious, lavish, relaxing, and fun 5 days (just like last year. Same vacation, different year). Take a look at the pictures….wish I was back there NOW! NYC is flipping cold and un-Spring like.

 

Traveling to Mexico to Puerto Rico is not so much fun, but what is really unfun is a 4.5 hour layover in Dallas. So we had fun by taking the airport monorail for a good 45 minutes (circle after circle after circle)

Bucerias, Mexico to Puerto Rico isn’t exactly a direct flight.  We had 4 hour layover in Dallas, so we killed time (at the kids’ request) by taking the airport monorail in circles for 45 minutes.  #KillingTime

We had a good routine set up, which we did in previous years as well. Morning time was spent at the mini-water park and playground, playing on the zip line and splashing around.

Same routine as previous years. Morning time was spent at the mini-water park and playground, playing on the zip line and splashing around.

Like mama, like daughter. More fun to watch than actually get in the water.

Like mama, like daughter. More fun to watch than actually get in the water.

Who needs ice coffee???

Who needs ice coffee??? The man on the left.

The kids are masters of driving golf carts (no joke) and are actually better drivers than I am (which Cruzzie told me time after time, but he is right...)

The kids are masters of driving golf carts (no joke) and are actually better drivers than I am (which Cruzzie told me time after time, but he is right…)

Highlight inspiration.

Highlight inspiration. #NaturalHalfAsianBlond

Eating lunch with lego catalog (aka the holy bible), always in hand.

Eating lunch with lego catalog (aka the holy bible), always in hand.

Post mini-water-park, we would spend the rest of the morning at the pool (Encanto Pool).

Post mini-water-park, we would spend the rest of the morning at the pool (Encanto Pool).

Nature in Puerto Rico: lots of lizards, iguanas, and baby ducks.

Nature in Puerto Rico: lots of lizards, iguanas, and baby ducks.

Stud

Stud

room

Swimming time

issue

For some of the afternoons, the kids took educational classes where they learned about fish, coral reefs, snorkeling, etc…Of course, I was the crazy mom that missed the kids when they were in class, even though I hadn’t had a break from them in weeks.  So I would stalk them and take pictures. Yes, I have an issue.

swimsuit issue

Sports Illustrated for kids

teenager?

Is 6.5 years old actually a teenager?

kids dream

More of the mini-water park adventures. CHECK OUT THE FACILITIES, amazing right? A kids dream.

ice cream

Afternoon ice cream with Lola (and yes, someone needs to go pee).

pool view

The view of the beach from the pool

red on red

Red on red on red.

catalog

Walking to lunch / dinner (and yes, with Lego catalog in tow, don’t you worry).

cartoons

On the rainy afternoons, we indulged in some naps and cartoons (and blog work for me). Because WHY NOT?

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The main water park is so beautiful, if you can imagine saying that about a water park. And both days we went (one crazy rainy day and one hot sunny day), there was NO ONE there except us plus 4 other people.

4 million

Slide ride #4 million

lazy river

Lazy river ride was super fun (and my type of ride at a water park)

no filter

#Nofilter

instagram moment

META. Instagram perhaps?

maybe she is born with it

My muse. Can I please copy her outfit and hairdo exactly like she does it? #MaybeShesBornWithIt

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Father-daughter moment. With me in the back of the golf cart. YUP, getting driven around.

family portrait

Family portrait

Picturesque beach

Picturesque beach

put a bird on it

Put a bird on it

seniors and juniors

The Natori Seniors and Juniors

 

Thanks, Lola and Gramps for an amazing, relaxing, and beautiful vacation. We love our time with you and always look forward to our next adventure together.

 

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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10 Comments

  1. I am so incredibly jealous of your vacations! Would love to be in a warm place right now, considering it’s 30 degrees in NYC. Looks like the whole family had a blast! Love the pictures!!

  2. What a neat hotel. Looks like it is kid and adult-friendly. Beautiful beaches and resort. Glad y’all had fun!

  3. I love lazy rivers too! What a beautiful resort. Your children are precious. I miss our Spring Break days!!

  4. What an incredible place–looks like you had it to yourselves. Making fabulous family memories, too!

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