One Last Night in Rincon

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Our vacation is coming to an end.  Cue:  very sad, very strained violin music.  I know I’ve said it in nearly every post, but I love Puerto Rico, and I don’t want to leave!


Every time we go on vacation, we have serious daydreams about packing up and moving our lives to a tropical location – starting a restaurant or t-shirt shop and just living a beachy lifestyle.  Maybe one day.


Until then, we’ll just visit and dream.


Our last night in Rincon, Puerto Rico was filled with a little trip to the famous Rincon lighthouse.


The lighthouse itself wasn’t too special, but the tumultuous ocean and brave, brave surfers were sure fun to watch.



After the surfer show, we grabbed a bite to eat at a nearby beach shack.  I wasn’t expecting the vegetarian nachos to be anything special, but MAN – they were amazing.  Tortilla chips covered in tomatoes, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, and just the right amount of sour cream.


Afterwards, we met up with the rest of the bridal party for dinner part 2:


I ordered a house salad since the nachos filled me up:


Came home and ate some leftover wedding cookies.  Oh so good.  Everyone needs a fridge packed with leftover wedding food at all times, I think!


I think the bride and groom had the time of their lives on this trip.  We did too.  Such a special way to celebrate two very special friends:


I must finish the villa’s very last trashy romance before we leave! 



  • Fit Chick Britt October 10, 2011, 9:57 pm

    You are are going through those novels quickly 😉 Sounds like a wonderful vaca. I too dream of moving to the beach and opening a tshirt shop.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 10, 2011, 9:58 pm

    what a special trip! glad you enjoyed your time and so happy for nicole and isaac. a beautiful couple 🙂

  • Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life October 10, 2011, 10:04 pm

    It looks like you guys are having a great last day while in Puerto Rico!!! I’m glad everyone had such a great time!!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 10, 2011, 10:06 pm

    What an amazing way to celebrate a marriage! Sounds like something you will all remember! Enjoy the last bit of it!

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 10, 2011, 10:29 pm

    That’s so great that the bride & groom stuck around after their wedding to hang with everyone! Are they going on a honeymoon after this? Or is this basically a wedding-honeymoon in one?

    • Caitlin October 11, 2011, 8:10 am

      Naw. They are going on their honeymoon later in the year 🙂 Stretch it out!

  • Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking October 10, 2011, 10:32 pm

    What a beautiful evening! I’m bummed your gorgeous vacation is coming to an end as I’m loving the photos!

  • Laura October 10, 2011, 10:35 pm

    I have the same fantasy you have. I would love to live in a house in a small town and be able to work from home. I would be that lady that just rides her bike around town and walks down country roads in the middle of the day.

  • katie @ KatieDid October 10, 2011, 10:39 pm

    Those wave pictures are incredible, wow! I surfed for 5 years or so back in high school and I miss it so much. So sad that the vacation is coming to an end, but at least you will return refreshed!

  • Christy October 10, 2011, 10:57 pm

    My husband and I went to Maui for our 1yr anniversary. We loved it so much that we came home, packed up and in two months were living on the beach. We lived there for almost 2 years before we came back and settled down. It was the best decision we ever made. And I do the same thing with every other vacation we take…I look at him and say, I could live here… 🙂

    • Caitlin October 11, 2011, 8:10 am


    • JenATX October 13, 2011, 11:27 am

      I was in Maui this summer and had serious thoughts of living there too.. I can just imagine myself opening up a cute little bakery, chilling on the beach after work, sipping on coconut juice… ahhh that would be the life 🙂

  • Marian @ marianwrites October 10, 2011, 11:33 pm

    LOVE that picture of the hubby with the clouds in the background! looks like you guys had an amazing time – not gonna lie, i’m totally jealous of your tropical weekend 🙂

  • Sana October 10, 2011, 11:48 pm

    I suddenly want to runaway and get married!

  • Jen October 11, 2011, 1:27 am

    Oh, girl…I totally feel your pain! I just returned from a vacation to St. Thomas about a week ago and, I’ve got to say, reality kind of bites in comparison. 🙂 Before I left, I kept joking about staying & opening a seashell shop, but my beach (although fabulous and gorgeous!) was actually more rocky. Coconuts were plentiful, however, so maybe coconut art?

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:56 pm

      I would buy your coconut art 🙂

      • Jen October 12, 2011, 1:01 am

        Woo hoo…my first customer! (booking one-way flight back to St. Thomas)

        And I will totally buy your t-shirts and/or dine at your restaurant! 🙂

  • Laura October 11, 2011, 1:33 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Puerto Rico! I went to Costa Rica this summer & didn’t want to leave… I love the laid back atmosphere of South America!

  • Khushboo October 11, 2011, 1:58 am

    Puerto Rico looks gorgeous- especially that pic of your hubby…can the sky be any bluer (just call me Chandler Bing haha)!

  • Erin October 11, 2011, 6:54 am

    I was is in Rincon in January, and that picture of the Medalla amused me. We all felt like giants with the tiny beer cans! I also entertained ideas of moving there. I know it’s your last day there, but if you see the guava aloe juice that’s in a lot of the shops down there YOU MUST GET IT. It’s probably the best thing ever. Actually everything guava there is amazing! I want to go back!

  • Hillary October 11, 2011, 7:04 am

    Suddenly a destination wedding is looking like a very, very good idea.

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 11, 2011, 7:30 am

    Your scenic photos are just beautiful…especially the first one. Thanks for sharing them!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 9:01 pm

      Thanks, Fran!

  • Michele Albert October 11, 2011, 7:51 am

    Glad you all had a good time, jealous, of course, but happy for you!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 11, 2011, 8:23 am

    Those photos are gorgeous, and I’m sure they don’t even do it justice! Lol and if I were the bride and groom I’d be off on my honeymoon and not with everyone else! haha

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 11, 2011, 11:07 am

    I can see why you love it there so much – it looks amazing, beautiful, peaceful, laid back and like beachside heaven! <3 xyx

  • Amber K October 11, 2011, 1:25 pm

    I totally do that too! I want to just stay on vacation forever, but then reality hits me. Darn reality, I wish it would stay away!

  • Dee October 11, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Your vacation journal of Puerto Rico is making me want to put it on my vacation To-Do list. But I have an Ugly American kind of question- how hard is it to get around if you don’t speak any Spanish? The first hotel you stayed at- does most of the staff speak English?

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 9:03 pm

      Haha that’s not an ugly american question – it’s fair! Actually, everyone speak some English, and certainly everyone in tourist locations did. I think it’s a great place to travel if you want to go to a foreign country but are a bit nervous about the foreign language thing.

  • Jolene ( October 12, 2011, 12:18 am

    It is so sad when trips have to come to an end 🙁 At least you had an awesome time, and those nachos look freakin’ delish!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 18, 2011, 7:15 pm

    Some beautiful photos!

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