Well that was fun. Congratulations to Marissa and Amy for guessing correctly! Katie gets an honorable mention for being the first to mention Puerto Rico. Send me your addresses ladies and I’ll send some love your way.
So we went to Vieques, Puerto Rico to celebrate our first decade of marriage. We honeymooned in French Polynesia, specifically Moorea, and we were looking for somewhere closer to home that was not commercial, manicured, or overpopulated. The weak dollar eliminated almost anywhere that the currency was the euro and then Stefan came across the Hix Island House and we were intrigued. Once he read about the bioluminescent bay we were sold.
We had a fabulous time. I will never tire of lying on a beach where there is not another soul to be seen for miles. There is just something so remarkable about the contrast with my everyday life that gets me every time. Vieques is beautiful — a masterpiece of nature, really — and the people we encountered were kind and generous. Many of them live impoverished lives but they do not seem to have impoverished attitudes. They seem to appreciate the beauty of their environment and do without an excess of material things. Really, it was just a wonderful getaway, exactly what we were hoping for.