Thursday, September 24, 2015

Moving to Puerto Rico

We are in Puerto Rico!

Our trip went great and was as uneventful as could be with 11 people, 2 dogs, 21 checked bags, and 22 carry on's.  The only thing less then great that happened was a $10 dollar stroller was lost which I would call a pretty successful trip (plus the stroller has been found we just have to go pick it up).

Sarah and the boys had a big job packing all of our luggage into two rented minivans for our drive to Dallas.

We drove to Dallas on Monday and ate supper at the Magic Time Machine, a themed restaurant with different themes for every table and all the waiters and waitresses dressed up as characters.  We had Cruella de Vil for a waitress.  It was very fun.

The next morning we drove to the airport leaving plenty of time to fly out on our evening flight.  It took us quite awhile to unload all of our stuff and check all the bags.

We ended up only having to wait past security for a few hours.  It was a very nice airport that even had a special room for pets to use the bathroom.  The kids loved watching the planes out the window.

From Dallas we flew to Ft. Lauderdale.  We were in a brand new section of the airport that was still under construction.  It doesn't have much in it now but it will be very nice when it's done.

From Ft. Lauderdale we flew into Agudilla, PR which is a old Air Force base turned into a very nice, small, airport.  We flew on Spirit Airlines which was actually cheaper to fly into Agudilla then San Juan which was great since were staying near there.

The caretaker of the house we're staying at met us at the airport in the middle of the night when we landed.  After having to rent a third car to be able to get all of our luggage to the house we were off.

It was a short 30 minute drive to the house.  The streets were for the most part completely empty.  I was surprised at how many stores and restaurants they have here from the states.  Dayton was happy to see Chili's. =)

After sleeping in the next day we went to the grocery store to get ready for Yom Kippur.  The store we found was just like any of the stores in the states.  They had many brands I recognized and a surprising amount of organic food.  Most of the labels and ingredients were in English which was very helpful for us non Spanish speakers. =)  Learning Spanish is on the top of my priority list.  The language barrier as far as speaking to people is a bit more than I was expecting.

Now that Yom Kippur is over I'm planning on checking out Fresh Mart tomorrow.  I''m hoping they'll have vegeniase.  =)

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