The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Monday, February 18, 2008

Rain, sushi, and a broken bikini top...

...can only mean one thing folks. That's right, the Marshes tried to take a trip on their 3 day weekend! We started out our weekend on a not so terrible note. We didn't have students Friday because we went to San Juan for a convention. Blah, blah, blah! Katie and I, of course, understood every minute of the convention in Spanish. We then go to lunch and they served the first GPS table and we got our food a good 45 minutes later...cold. We came home and went with Papi, Sara, and Max to the home opener of the Brujos baseball season. We were so excited because we had been to a few preseason games which Manny played catcher and first base. We of course thought he'd play one of those in this game - ha! - designated hitter again. We ended up winning and Manny hit a few good balls so it was worth it. They even had fireworks, a horse, and a mascot. If any of you feel like you can explain to me why our mascot is a bear when we are the Brujos (wizard or witch) please let me know. Look Mom! A speaker truck with a video screen...ooohhh!!

We got up Saturday morning to drive to a beach in Cabo Rojo that Clate had told us about that was supposed to be great. We thought it would be fun to spend a day and night by ourselves before meeting up with friends on Sunday to go whale watching. When we finally found the (stupid) beach we stayed about 4 minutes before I was ready to leave. I don't know what everyone thinks is so great about that beach but I found nothing great about it! And then, of course, it started to rain. We drove to Rincon to check into our hotel room which wasn't ready yet. It's raining even harder now so we can't even venture off to a beach. We got in the pool there but it was freezing and it started raining more. Our room was finally ready so we went in where we stayed for the rest of the day. Que triste! We decided to venture out for food and drove to The Lazy Parrot to eat. We knew the place and had eaten there before so we thought it would be easiest. Once we got there though we realized it was sushi night and they weren't serving anything else! This would not be a big deal except for neither one of us has ever had sushi before!! Oh well, might as well be adventurous right? Courtney got spicy crab with rice and raw tuna and I got tilapia, cream cheese, jalepenos, and red peppers tempura fried wrapped in eel, wrapped in rice, wrapped in seaweed. WOW!!!! So good people! You must try it! After that we went to the hotel where my hubby was asleep by 8:30 and I was watching TV most of the night.

To quote Brian Fantana from Anchorman - You're making me look stupid, whale jerks!!

We got up early Sunday to meet Sara, Max, Papi, Melissa, Kate, and Brent for a day of whale watching. I put on my bathing suit because we knew we would spend part of the day at a beach waiting for the whales and it happened. The plastic part that holds the back of my top together broke. No I did not pack a second suit so we had to improvise. We ended up taking a key ring and putting it through to hold it together. It actually doesn't look bad - kind of cute so it'll be fine. It did however take me 45 minutes to get it to work...of course! Unfortunately Katie and Brent neither one were feeling well so they did not meet us but the rest of them did. We tried to meet at the lighthouse which is closed due to construction. We went to a beach where we saw the whales last time but they weren't feeling friendly. We ended up going to a beach that our waiter the night before told us whales had been spotted the day before. No such luck. It was an okay day until it started to rain. We decided to go eat at a place we had been to before. They of course raised prices and the food wasn't that great this time. We ended up coming home and doing nothing. Today has been spent doing laundry and trying to groccery shop but I am in Puerto Rico so you know that's not easy. I swear the stores here stock something for a few weeks and then never stock it again. How difficult is it to find a roast?!?! We haven't been able to find one since before the Super Bowl!! I'm feeling pretty defeated today and to be honest I'm ready to come home!! Anyway - I'm sure things will get better. Here are a few pictures from the weekend that turned out nice. The dog is named Otis and he was having a blast swimming and then rolling in the sand. I hope you are all having a better weekend and start to your week than we are. Stay warm!

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