She’s here!

Posted June 19th, 2008 under Around the house, Puerto Rico, Sights & Sounds by MicheleP.

Today I dropped the girls off at school bright and early at 7:00 because I was on my way to the airport to pick up my friend, Heather. On my way, I noticed I was on the low side of gas so I decided to detour a bit and get gas. I had plenty to get there…but you just never know what can happen on the road and I figured it was better to be late to the airport with a full tank than to be on time but out of gas ;) .

Well, I’m making good time – running about 15 minutes late because of the gas detour and about 5 miles from the airport, traffic comes to a grinding halt. Not at all unusual for here – especially in the morning. We inched along for a bit until we came to an exit where they were making us get off the freeway. GREAT. So now I’m on some crazy side streets – hoping that they will lead me back to the freeway at some point. For the next half hour we moved alongside the freeway at a snail’s pace. It could have been MUCH worse – the traffic on the freeway was not moving at all. In fact, most people had gotten out of their cars and were just sitting on top of them.


I figured it had to be a terrible accident – and it was – all caused by a few of these…


All over the road…


It was quite a sight to see. And I was very thankful that I decided to make that little detour to get gas as I could have been one of the hundreds stuck on the freeway behind all that mess…or worse.

I made it to the airport, quite late, but was greeted by a smiling Heather


We had a nice lazy day today complete with afternoon naps, a trip to see the matinee showing of Kung Fu Panda and our traditional “welcome to Puerto Rico” meal including some of our most favorite dishes:

Pina Coladas
Grilled pork loin
Rice & beans
Garlic bread

and of course finished the meal with some flan for dessert :) YUM!

Tomorrow I think we might head to the beach in the morning or maybe just be lazy and stay home and swim (Which is more relaxing? Ahhh…decisions, decisions!)




  • 1

    Have so much fun with Heather! My two old tri chi friends!
    That meal sounds yummy – we have pork tenderloin and rice a lot!

    Comment by Kelly — June 20, 2008 @ 8:42 am

  • 2

    I remember Heather! I always thought she was so beautiful. Have a great time!

    Comment by Leigh Ann — June 20, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  • 3


    Comment by NOT HEATHER — June 20, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

  • 4

    I just caught up on your blog. Your girls are positively precious!

    Comment by Sarah Williams — June 21, 2008 @ 8:04 am

  • 5

    Hey Michelle! Glad you found my blog. I totally know who you are. :) Carrie would talk about you all the time. Just saw them last weekend at my brothers wedding. It was fun. Have fun with Heather there. It is always fun when familiar faces come to visit. I know of her, but don’t know her. :) Anyway, hope your time together is relaxing, enjoying, and encouraging!

    Comment by Aimee Fannin — June 21, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

  • 6

    Yup, I had to deal with some of the “detour” traffic on my way OUT of the airport!

    Comment by Random Reader — June 21, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  • 7

    NO WAY! That is craziness! Glad your friend made it safely. I am home from Florida and anxiously awaiting the arrival of a friend of mine!!!!!!!!!!! TEE HEE!!!

    Comment by Becky — June 22, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

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