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Day 1 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Good morning from beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico!

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If you’re just tuning in, my boyfriend Matt and I are here on vacation — it’s my spring break from my masters program :)

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We arrived yesterday around 2 p.m. and once we got settled, we headed straight to the beach :)

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The weather was perfect. Don’t worry, we wore lots of sunscreen!049048061 064

After the beach fun, we headed to the roof of our hotel to catch the sunset.

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Right after I posted about coming to Puerto Rico, my friend Evelyn emailed saying I HAD to try mofongo, a local specialty.

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Mofongo is a mashed mound of plantains or yucca, which is mixed together with garlic, broth, and either olive oil or butter. It’s usually stuffed with some sort of meat or seafood. Last night, I tried shrimp mofongo!

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My mofongo came topped with a Creole —style red sauce. It was SO good!

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Total win. Will definitely be having this again before we leave!

Matt ordered chicken with a fun garlic sauce, plus rice and beans. I love that rice and beans are everywhere here. Yum. One of my favorite foods :)

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Matt and I are off to enjoy the day — it’s another beautiful one! We have plans to hit the beach, the pool, and do some exploring. We’re also going to go for an early evening run — last night on our walk to dinner literally EVERYONE we saw was a runner/jogger/walker! It was crazy, I’ve never seen so many people out exercising! Guess everyone works out after sunset here to beat the sunny heat :)

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Catch you guys later with more adventures in paradise :)

p.s. My latest Attune Foods guest blog post is up! This month’s topic? My road to health. Did you have a specific “a-ha” moment that caused you to become healthier? Or was it more gradual? Come read my thoughts and share your story, too!

Comments

  1. 1
    Jen Robinson says:

    ahhh! the whiteness is blinding me! heehee. I am SO jealous of you right now- have a blast!! The beach looks gorgeous :)

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    Totally jealous! PR is definitely on my vacation short list. Hope you have an amazing time!

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    I. Am. So. Jealous. OMG.

    PS – Love the itsybitsyteenyweenyPURPLEpolkadotbikini! :D

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    SOOO jealous! :-) keep the picts coming….! and enjoy!

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    Have so much fun ! Disfruta las vacaciones ! Jealous!

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    You look beautiful in your bikini. Matt looks good too, but needs just a little tanning. Not too much though. Have fun.

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    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and this was the perfect post for me to finally comment for the first time. I went to Puerto Rico in the Fall of 2009 and loved it! The beach, food and sightseeing were all excellent and I’m so jealous that you are there right now. Enjoy your trip!!

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    You look great in your bikini!! I’m so jealous of your tan already! Enjoy it. Gah! I wish I was on a beach! ;)

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    It is still cold and snowy here, these photos make me feel warm. :) I wish I was on the beach!

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    Looks beautiful, and love the swim suit! Have fun!

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    Wow, those pictures are so beautiful! When you get back can you do a recap of where you stayed? I’m looking into going on a vacation too :)

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    That looks absolutely awesome. Beautiful! Glad it’s off to such a nice start. And you are looking good! (Matt’s not looking too bad either. :-) ) Let us know how the run goes. Have fun!

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    Ahhh it looks so beautiful there!! Hope you are having a great time :) Jealoussss!

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    Looks BEAUTIFUL Anne! Enjoy your trip :)

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    Gorgeous!! Enjoy the trip!

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    Jackie Smith says:

    JEALOUS!!!

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    I am officially jealous! It looks amazing there! And you are rocking that bikini, girl!!!

  18. 22

    omg I’m so jealous!! That looks sooo amazing!!!

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    Looks awesome!

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    Michelle says:

    Lookin good you guys! Good for you for getting out of town on spring break. There’s something about beautiful scenery and nice weather that makes you want to get out and move. It was the same way when we lived in HI, everybody was always outside running and walking. Mofongo looks awesome! Have fun :)

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    Holy crap is it pretty there!

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    OH man how I wish I was there! At this moment I am in rainy stl, doing homework with my son. (ill trade you places haha)

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    SOOOO GORGEOUS!!! Hope you and Matt are having the best time together. :)

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    Hey! I recently found your blog and just wanted to say hello and that I love it! Have a great time on your vacation! You are totally rocking that bikini!!!

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    I am totally jealous! Those beaches look absolutely gorgeous. :D

    Have fun!! :D

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    Marilyn Lisenbee(Sunny) says:

    I love the itsy bitsy bikini! Way to go, my friend. You look stunning. Must be a result of all that running.

    Hope you and Matt have a MARVELOUS time.

    Sunny

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    OMG…. IVE NEVER BEEN SOOOO ENVIOUS OF ONES MEAL – I <3 MOFONGO! MY BF IS PUERTO RICAN – SO WE'VE HAD IT HERE A FEW TIMES AND IVE MADE IT BUT I CANT IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER IT TASTES ON THAT LITTLE ISLAND!

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    Great post. PR is so amazing! Loved your pics.

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