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From Seattle, Vieques is a journey.  Since we had a 12 hour commute, we took the red eye so we could sleep on the way to our destination and not lose a day of sun and fun in paradise.  I am a great airplane sleeper, but this time I hardly slept a wink!

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Prerequisite reading for my upcoming True Color Expert™ training with Maria Killam.

Instead of sleeping, I took pictures; had an excellent quiche and super juicy, sweet, fresh fruit for breakfast (one of the best breakfasts ever… it’s strange that I am saying that about airplane food, but it was delicious!); watched a movie; and studied for my upcoming NY/NJ True Color Expert™ training with Maria Killam.

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I was told by another passenger that this is the Bahamas.

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This is a map of our travels. I drew a circle where Seattle is and a line leading to another circle where I think Vieques is.  It may be a little further south.

Not only was my breakfast delicious, our flight attendant was pure joy.  Everyone in our section knew his name.  By the end of the flight he knew everyone’s story and we knew his.  He was so delightful that Jon wrote a long impressive letter to American Airlines for him.  Jon is an Executive Platinum customer, which our flight attendant told us means that a letter from Jon will hold some clout over a letter from me😉.

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I think this is a view of Puerto Rico.

We landed in Puerto Rico and then took a little plane to the island of Vieques.

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This is the little airplane we took to Vieques Island. I got to sit in front with the pilot.

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A marina on Vieques Island.

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Nearing the Vieques Island airport.

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The ride was a bit bumpy, but the landing was seamless.

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Vieques’ cute airport

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Our Jeep transportation to the hotel.

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The hotel entrance.

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The hotel lobby.

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The hotel activities.

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The hotel lounge.

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The hotel pool table.

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Ocean view from the entry, past the lounge area and beyond the firepit.

Jon and I checked in, got a drink and caught a golf cart ride to our room.  I took pictures of our room before we unpacked (I will share them soon); then we changed into our bathing suits and had a bite to eat, poolside, before heading to the beach.

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Hotel guests can borrow beach toys from the Beach Shack, no charge.

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A closer view of the Beach Shack.

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Sunset at the beach.

We played in the ocean until the sun set.  I was so lost in picture taking that I didn’t notice Jon was sleeping like a baby on the lounge chair behind me.

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Jon sleeping like a baby under the the moon.

If you missed my short little post on Vieques, from Thursday, you can click this link to see it: Viva La Isla Nena Vieques or the Poolside Relaxation in Vieques post.

 

There is still more to come from Vieques… stay tuned!

12 thoughts on “Journey to Vieques

  1. Janea says:

    What a cool adventure! I love the photos from the plane – what a beautiful part of the world. Sounds like it was definitely worth the trek! XO, Janea

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    1. There are so many beautiful places to visit in our world! I have been to gorgeous warm weather beaches in Southern Cal, South of France, Italy, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, Hawaii, Vieques and I realize that I haven’t scratched the surface!

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      1. Ledford says:

        From another world traveler….. Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles, Zanzibar (easy to combine with a safari), Pemba Island, Camps Bay / Cape Town, Koh Phangan, Hurgata (Egypt). Dubai and the middle of the coast in Oman. Tell your dork of a husband to take you. And that he owes me a beer

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  2. Bob! So great to see you here! You are making exactly my point… and why do you have to rub it in?! Every place you just mentioned, makes my heart flutter.

    I will tell him that you said he has to take me and that he owes you at least one beer.

    💖

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    1. Ledford says:

      Probably 6 beers !! We’ve been to all of those ( and forgot a couple in Vietnam that were spectacular). Emirates to Dubai. Easy from there !! Hope to see you guys soon.

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      1. I would love to see a map of all of your travels. I have been wanting to go to Thailand and Vietnam. Jon needs to confer with you! For that, how many beers?

        xo

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      2. Yes, and I hope to see you and your wife soon! I want to hear the latest about your life!

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  3. Nancy says:

    Your pictures are fabulous. I felt like I was there with you!

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    1. Thank you! I felt the same way with your blog post: TwoTrailsOneRoad.com

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  4. Nancy P says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for the pictures that brightened a somewhat dreary day. 🙂 Now I am day dreaming . . .

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    1. They are day brightening, aren’t they? Warm weather, blue skies and bright colors are medicine to my spirit!

      xox

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