We left on Friday morning and the airplane trip went well - Kaleya had absolutely no problems with the flight which I am very thankful for. She slept most of the way and back. I unfortunately experienced problems with the pressure in my head not equalizing out and it was so painful. I ended up resorting to breathing (as in the breathing techniques i learned for labor) to get through the pain. I usually don't have this problem, so I was a bit bewildered. This happened both on the way there and the way back.
But, we arrived safely and stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel on Isla Verde Island. Me and my sketchy spanish did fairly well through the weekend and though english is spoken there, I did run into people who spoke no english, so that made for interesting times. It rained every day we were there (except Monday) at least a couple hours a day. So, we only ventured out for a couple hours at a time. Then, Monday afternoon after all the conference activity was over, we took the public bus over to Old San Juan and walked the whole area. It was nice to see the old city and just have some time to explore. Then, Tuesday morning, we got back on the plane to come home.
I was able to get some stitching in and plan to post a picture of what I've been working on sometime next week. Tomorrow, I am heading back to Nashville for a couple of days as we are having a special colloquium at work so I am reporting back in to attned that. So, until the weekend enjoy the pictures of Puerto Rico!