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... And we're off

From Boston to Houston to Caracas to Los Roques

Oh my God - Oh my God - Oh my God!!! LOOK!! It's here!!
After a year of stress and uncertainty for David due to his company being sold not once but twice; and my new job which turned out to be nothing short of a baptism of fire. We are excited, no scratch that.  We are "jump up and down - do a few cartwheels - choreograph a touchdown dance" kinda excited about our 17 days beach vacation spectacular!!!
After looking at all our possibilities for this year's destination which was partly driven by a budget restriction due to David's job being at risk and therefore preventing us to travel across the planet; we looked at dozens of different options and both came to the same conclusion:  Wherever we go, chances are it won't be as pristine and mind-blowingly beautiful as Los Roques was.  Since no solution was coming to mind, Puddy the puggle who is in fact the brains of the family proposed the perfect plan: Go back to Los Roques.  Ok, it was not really our dog's idea and if you don't know Puddy this surely made no sense to you - let's just say he is the cutest and funniest dog around,  just not the brightest reading light on the plane ;)

So we're off to Los Roques!  In case you don't know or remember what/where it is, Los Roques is a national park consisting of hundreds of small islands, cays and sand banks about 60 miles off the coast of Venezuela.  Only one island is inhabited, Gran Roque and no matter how hard you search the small island, you won't find any big hotels, bars or restaurants there.  Only small Inns called Posadas. We're going back to the same as last year: Posada Movida as the service and the food was exceptional!  Something new this year: we are doing our open water diving certification.  We have 4 dives planned during our trip.  We're ready to explore the aquatic world and while David is hoping to come across a shark for the experience, I on the other hand am praying to all the Gods to keep the sharp teethed black eyed monsters as far  away as possible.  
Again this year, we're thrilled to bring you along in our suitcase via the magic of Internet :) Bon voyage to all of us!!

Posted by Rattrays 18:41 Archived in Venezuela

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