Over the past five years, I have been on several trips for both business and pleasure. I have been to San Francisco several times to visit Patrick. I have also just gotten away for the weekends several times with short "staycations." This past fall, Patrick suggested that we go to the Caribbean this summer. He took me to Ireland in 2008 and it was an incredible trip. He also went to Europe a couple of times, so he knows how to plan an extended vacation. So was the beginning of our trip to Curacao!
Kerri, Cameron and I flew from Phoenix to Miami on Friday. I had originally had tickets for Saturday, but American Airlines kept changing the times. The final flight was to leave at midnight and get into Miami early in the morning. I am too old for that so I changed it so we flew in and spent the night in Miami. We went to the airport around noon for our 5:00 o'clock flight!
Got here about 8:30, got through customs and got our rental car. It was quite dark and we had no idea where we were going. Patrick and Cameron were able to find the villa that we are staying in without too much difficulty. It is absolutely beautiful! It appears to be very close to the ocean. We went down to try to get something to eat, but everything was closed.
I am very excited to do some things that I have never done before--snorkeling, etc. I have so looked forward to this time away from everything and to spend it with my favorite people in the whole world!!!