This past weekend I was in Puerto Rico for my cousin’s wedding. It was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time with amazing weather, gorgeous pools and beach, and good food. The best part was that there was a great balance of spending time with my family (almost all of my mom’s family was there!) and pool time with my book (read one and a half books from the Hunger Games). Between the sun and the time dancing, drinking and eating with my family it was amazing. Here are some highlights:
Traditional Puerto Rican food at the rehearsal dinner: shredded pork, chicken, mixed vegetables and plantains (my favs!)
Birthday cake at the rehearsal dinner- my cousin got married the day after he turned 27!
Really impressive cake, moist and delicious with a whipped cream-like icing
Dancing on the beach at the rehearsal dinner
Matt and me
Picture with my mom, sister and grandfather
My dad and sister
Such a gorgeous bride and groom during sunset
Amazing backdrop to the ceremony
EAGLES!!! Philly pride:-)
They used the red velvet cake to cut, yum!
This is why I love my sister
Picture with the best man / brother of the groom
Matt with my cousins, uncle and friends
Such a happy married couple!
Quote of the night: “I don’t go to the casino to lose cupcakes” -Matt running back to the casino because he left his cupcakes there.
The day after the wedding, my sister, Matt and I went to Old San Juan to explore. Authentic Puerto Rican food might be the best greasy hangover food;-)
Puerto Rican bread
Fried pork tenders, fried plantains and onions
“Meat pie” (PR version of shepherd’s pie) with rice and plantains
I can’t believe that just a few days ago I was soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico. Now I am back to cold and rainy New York and daydreaming about the palm trees.
What was the last trip you took?