Our Wonderful Thanksgiving 2013 at La Solana on Vieques Island
We spent 10 wonderful days at the beautiful home on Vieques Island known as La Solana during Thanksgiving 2013. My wife and I had several long, lazy and leisurely days of the most total relaxation I have enjoyed since I cannot remember. Shortly thereafter, our son, his girl-friend and our grand-daughter arrived. Although we had been on the island in 1996, it had not seemed to change a bit. The 11 or 12 (or more) beautiful beaches are as pristine as I remember. On some beaches, we could not see another person for two or three hundred yards. The water is luxuriously warm and clear.
The house is beautiful, roomy, and equipped with every convenience and amenity you can imagine including WIFI, a gas grill, charcoal grill, and a serious hammock. Everything is clean as can be. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, books, and a library of DVDs, the owners make available plenty of beach chairs, portable hammock, boogie boards, loads of snorkeling equipment, even a lightweight set of horse shoes for the beach. The huge front deck gives you a panoramic view of the sea, distant islands, and the mainland of Puerto Rico, and was a great setting for a family lobster and grouper dinner by candlelight on one of our first nights after our son et al arrived. At one point I hooked my laptop up to the WIFI and sent an email to one of my lawyers regarding a business transaction I was working on back in the U.S. I promptly got back an email with some legal advice that said "Shut off your laptop and enjoy your time in paradise." And I did.
We briefly wondered if our 14 year old grand-daughter would find enough to do to keep her interested. She not only loved everything about it, she has vowed to bring her mother back here to stay at La Solana and repeat everything that she did while she was here with her mother.
This was truly a memorable vacation for which we sincerely thank our hosts, Don and Gerri Wilkins.
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