Living in Puerto Rico has many challenges but the hardest is being away from friends and family. Broc and I both come from close-knit families and cherish our relationships with friends we’ve known (in some cases) most of our lives. I think a lot of people who move here want to get away from their lives back in the states- or had nothing keeping them there. But for us, it was the exact opposite.
So when good friends make the trip to visit us we drink it up like water in a desert. Patrick and Anna Matthew’s came in mid September and we had a blast. My only complaint is that they had to leave 🙁
Yesterday was one of our best days on the island so far. We were lucky enough to be invited by a good man on his very good boat to visit the tiny speck of an island off Culebra, Culebrita, that shines like a diamond amid the miles of crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounding it. We ate, drank, laughed, snorkeled, swam, sang and had a pretty amazing Sunday overall. The friends we are making here are making life so much more enjoyable, not to mention the lavish treatment we’ve been shown by so many. The people of Palmas as more hospitable than anyone I know in Arkansas, and I thought we were a pretty kind crowd…
Here are a few unedited snapshots, along with (what else) a little home movie to drink in the whole experience of the day.