Mini-vacation in paradise!

Many people think that because I live in a tropical island, I *must* go to the beach all the time… I wish! Yeah sure, when I was in high school and college, I spent many days & weekends at the beach, or on my parents’ beach house or boat. There was a time when I truly lived a caribbean beach life.

Then I became an adult.

It wasn’t on purpose, and it didn’t happen overnight – it just happened. I graduated, got a job, got married, had a kid… and now, just like many working moms, I need to schedule my pool/beach time. The upside to this, is that I don’t need to get on a plane or drive hours to get to one, they’re right here! All I need is to set some time aside to go. Also, since Puerto Rico is such a big tourist destination, there are many, many wonderful resorts just minutes away!

So when lil man had exactly one week between his classes ended and his soccer camp started, I decided we HAD to get away, at least for a few days!

We drove to Dorado, a popular resort destination on the north coast of the island, facing the Atlantic Ocean. It was really about a 40-minute drive from my house, but we felt as if we had traveled to another place! We stayed at the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort (long name, I know). The best part was that since it’s an all-suite resort (as all Embassy Suites are), we were able to get super comfortable – lil man had his own room with a sofa bed and TV, and we could even heat up some food in the kitchenette! Great for vacationing with kids. The resort itself was beautiful with a quiet, secluded beach and an amazing pool area that consisted of 4 pools, some with waterfalls! Lil man had a blast “visiting” all the pools (I got dizzy following him around) and playing with the waterfalls.

Yes, I do realize how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful island, and I *have* to make time to go to the beach more, especially for lil man to get used to it like I was when I was little. But for now, we had a great vacation right at “home”!

View from my suite

View from my suite

View from my pool chair

View from my pool chair

Playing at the pool with lil man

Playing at the pool with lil man

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