Friday, June 12, 2009

A Winner, Puerto Rico and Pink Jewelry Holder

It's Saturday, another one of my favorite days of the week. Why? You guessed it right! It's Sightseeing Saturday time, which I am hosting, so we get to go on a tour. Today, Chandy of http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/ is again taking us on a tour also. And what's more, it's also Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly of http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Please be sure to visit Chandy and Beverly to see what cool stuff they are sharing with us today.
Today, I am especially excited cause we have a winner of my 100th post giveaway.
What I did was print all my comments from last Saturday's post.
Then, I cut them up. And then, I cut up more papers and wrote down the names, 5 x for each Sightseeing Saturday participants last week.
I rolled them all up and mixed them very well and had John pick one for me.
And the winner is........."Drum Roll Please!!!!!"
It's Dot of http://picketsplace.blogspot.com/
Congratulations, Picket! I am so happy for you and I can't wait for you to get these goodies. Please email me your home address and I will package them up and send them to you.
Now, let's proceed on our tour. Let's go to San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is a US territory so currency is in the US dollar and passports are not required. Of course traveling with us today is none other than my sweet granddaughter AJ and my darling hubby, John.
There's AJ in our hotel balcony. Isn't that a beautiful view?
The beach is simply gorgeous! We really enjoyed it especially because the weather was perfect.
and there's AJ ready to go snorkeling.
Aj had fun swimming and ordering drinks from the wet pool bar.The food in Puerto Rico is delicious. We did not have to go far. Every night, there was a buffet in the hotel restaurant and it was so good. We always looked forward to it. They had a different variety of food every night. Do you see the roasted suckling pig? I was the only one asking for the crunchy skin, which is my favorite part, LOL!
We took the bus to Old Town, which is one of our favorite places to go there. Shown in the background is Fort San Felipe del Morro, which was used to guard the entrance to San Juan bay and defend the city from seaborne enemies. This is the entrance view.
We explored the fort. I don't know about you but I am always fascinated by something really old. Construction of El Morro begun in 1539 so that's really old.


"The hills are alive!"
This building is right across the fort. I am not sure what it is.
We always walked the streets of Old Town San Juan. And of course, we always had to buy bird feed for AJ. She enjoyed feeding the doves.
Streets of Old Town. No! They are not peddling again! LOL! It's John just carrying stuff that we buy from shopping around there. I like the colorful houses.
and the cobblestone streets



Great view for this cemetery.
We walked and walked to search for a store that sold a kite and John and AJ flew it.
We also visited the El Yunque rainforest. Isn't that a pretty waterfall?
I hope you enjoyed seeing San Juan.
Just as I said, it is also Pink Saturday today and I would like to show you my pink jewelry holder. I bought it from TJ Maxx and it was discounted, just loose from the stand. I glued it and it's perfect now.


Thanks Beverly, for making it possible for us to flaunt our pink items.
And thank you all for the visit. I hope you enjoyed my post today. Congrats again to Picket!
Now, let's go visit Beverly and Chandy!

19 comments:

Chandy said...

Congrats to Dot!

Those pictures are amazing, it felt like I was there with you getting the tour. Cool!

Love that jewelry holder, it's darling, the dress is beautiful. ;-)

Chandy said...

Me again... Yes, I'm feeling much better. Thanks and glad your great prizes went to a deserving winner. Hope she contacts you soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I had no idea Puerto Rico was so beautiful!! I would have a great time in the Old Town and I too love to visit very old things. John and AJ looked like they had so much fun flying the kite. Children do make you feel young again!!

I like that jewelry holder. The girls and I have a ton of what I call "junk jewelry". Just inexpensive things that I keep in tea cups and bowls on my dresser. Of course, everything is one tangled mess. I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions. Even the pretty jewelry holder you have would not be enough for all the stuff we have.

I am up way too late to get up for the lake tomorrow. Alan came home ill with some sort of stomach problem and I don't know how he will feel tomorrow. We'll see.

xoxo
Jane

Sares said...

Looks like another fun filled trip. That cemetery was beautiful perched on the edge of the cliff like that, what a wonderful last resting place. The pink jewelery holder is pretty too. I've always loved ballerinas. Happy Pink Day Christine and have a loveleigh day tomorrow!

Cindy said...

Hi Christine!
You have taken the best trips! I especially love the pics by the ocean. Gorgeous! I love your pink necklace holder, its so darn cute~ Hugs, Cindy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Congrats to the winner! She's won a gret prize! Beautiful pics of Puerto Rico! It looks like a lovely place to visit! Love the jewelry holder...cute! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Congrats Picket! Christine your photos are so good! Thanks for sharing your trip ....maybe I'll get to go someday. I too, bought a similar jewelry stand at TJ MAXX! LOL! Love that store! Luanne

Smilingsal said...

Picket won again! Wow, that lady is blessed.

Speaking of winning, please check your email. I'm waiting to get your mailing information.

Happy Pink Saturday

Picket said...

Oh My Word!!!!!! I WON??????!!!!! OH my word I can't believe it...oh glory!!!!

Oh sorry...where are my manners...these are beautiful pics girl...the one with your hubby in that field like Julie Andrews was so funny...

Ohhhh I can't stand it...I won!!!..that fantastic treasure trove of goodies...the table cloth...amd those glorious little teapot napkin rings...oh sorry again Christine...

It must be such a blessing to travel and see such beautiful places girl and that waterfall pic of you and hubby was just beautiful...course you are beautiful no matter where you stand! I know your daughter will carry these memories with her all her life...

Ok all manners are going out the door...I won....I won!!!!! That sweet little blue box and those glorious crocheted doilies and the place mats and ohhhh the 'whole 9 YARDS!!!!!' I won it all....ohhhh thank you....thank you..thank you...can you hear me squealing here...I even have tears in my eyes I am so happy...I'll run home and e-mail you right away...squealing as I run!!!!!! lol lol ~♥~

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Nice view from the balcony indeed! OOoooooooohhhhhhh you're making me miss the beach :-)

Old building are interesting. Old or new I like the ones that had stories to tell :-) But guess the real old ones have so much interesting ones to tell.

Yikes! lechon! yum yum yum! :-) I also like the crispy skins LoL

Have to say, AJ really is growing up into a lady.:-)

Happy Pink Saturday! And COngratulations to the winner!

Li

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous post, Christine! I loved all the photos!

Thanks for the tip about the penny. I had heard about making the soil acidic for blue hydrangeas, but never about the penny. J added something to the soil this year, but we still have pink. I'm wondering now, what he added. The first year we planted them,they were blue. This is about the fourth year for ours. Two years ago we had a very late frost that really knocked ours back, but they've come back fine!

Enjoy your weekend!!

marty39 said...

Christine, your pics of Puerto Rico are beautiful. You are always the best tour guide. I always enjoy the pics of AJ, it's like watching her grow. Congrats to Picket, I know she will really love her gifts, they are all gorgeous. Your jewlery stand is just so cute and so different, I havn't seen anything like it. Love it. Hugs, Marty

imjacobsmom said...

Congrats to Picket! She sure is a lucky one! And we're the lucky ones to visit Puerto Rico with you. AJ is the best tour guide. That pic of John is hilarious! Your little jewelry holder is a great find. ~ Have a great weekend. ~ Robyn

Smilingsal said...

Did you receive my emails asking you for your mailing information? I sent two replys to your inquiry this morning.

Sally
smilingsal55 AT yahoo DOT com

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Congratulations Dot!

Beautiful photos Christine! I love your tours!!! ☺ diane

Nicole ~ said...

Congrats to Pickett!!!

Thanks for the Puerto Rico tour, it looks like an amazing place to visit. I especially like the streets of Old Town, with the colorful buildings & cobblestone streets.

Your pink jewelry stand is just precious! I saw a few of them at a local store a few days ago, and thought they were darling.

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Allidink said...

Yay for her! What nice photos I almost moved to Puerto Rico when I was 10! But we stayed lol. What a cute girl pink stand! I love it!

All the best,
Allison

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Great jewelry stand for PS, & such great pics of your vacation in Puerto Rico!!

Happy PS!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Okay Christine, you know I was supposed to win that prize! But I guess I'll let Picket have it-lucky lady! I loved htat picture of John (Hills are Alive)! So cute! And AJ just looks like a little model-so pretty. I enjoyed those charming streets with the brightly colored homes. Your jewelry holder is so pretty. laurie

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