Venezuela is 90% catholic, so our Spring Break really is always the Holy Week! This year as almost every year we went to Margarita Island with the whole family! The girls had a blast, woke up early and went to bed late at night. We went kayaking and paddle boarding, went out to eat, and stayed in and cooked fresh fish! We are as tan as we could possibly be, hearts content, sisterhood empowered, cousins are better friends, grandparents are happy and parents are tired! Me?? well I left my muse in Margarita! So here are some pics!
To the west of Margarita Island you will see this kind of scenery, more golden and arid! This is Playa Caribe!
To the east the sand is whiter and the waters are bluer... vegetation is greener, more tropical! This is Pampatar, we went paddle boarding here early in the morning!
To the west the beaches are less intervened, in fact most of them are national parks, so you don´t see a lot of constructions or people. It is beautiful, amazing... it fuels your senses! East and west of the island are connected by a long stretch of sand and swamps called La Restinga! We went on a kayaking adventure. I don´t have any pictures of the trip itself because we couldn´t take our cameras with us, but you can see the landscape before we got there.
To actually get to La Restinga you have to go off the main road and on to a dirt road
Our kayaking crew!
After kayaking we walked to the beach... I think no words are needed here! This is the longest beach in Venezuela, is 26 kms long! The sand is rough, full of sea shells, the water is warm and clear... here you see no one, but yourself... beautiful, magical!
And this is our house... where the birds sing, the girls giggle all day, hammocks are always cradling someone... and were family has been lived!
Found this pictures of the girls about 8 years ago,,,
Hope you enjoyed my little tour of Margarita Island in Venezuela. Maybe one day you´ll come..and we´ll be glad to have you!
Life is a special occasion, and I live by that... at this house we enjoy little things like Friday night movies, pizza night, Sunday morning pancakes, a beautiful sunset, a rainy day... ! But somedays are meant to be celebrated in a more special way than the others. Such a day was Ari´s third birthday!
It was time for her big piñata, we chose Peppa Pig because of course Peppa lives in this house, we put in all the works for this party, balloons by the hundreds, big cake, party decorations, I made this special dress model for my brand of girls dresses Petunia Collection specially for her, and I think she knew it, we took an afternoon off and went and got her pretty new shoes, Peppa Pig´s piñata was of course bought and admired two weeks prior, and Ari handed our the invitations at school all on her own! (supervised by her teacher)
I was feeling pretty exhausted by the time the party begun, but this look on her face... all afternoon was totally worth it!
The balloons were kinda like my personal treat, I always look at pictures of kids and ballons and I love them, well I got my chance here before her friends arrived!
Some of you might know Venezuela is in a huge political and economical crisis, and when I say huge I mean crazy enormous.... but one of the things that characterized us Venezuelans is being happy people, we love celebrations, and I guess we tend to focus on the good, so at least from our doors in, life is good and celebrations are taken seriously! My stepson´s girlfriend made the beautiful cake, and a friend of mine that has a party decoration business did all you see on the table. The flower arrangements were made by me and the girls.
Writing this post I noticed that I dropped my camera for the whole party and only have pics of Ari... what can I say.... I´ll do a photo shoot of my girls this weekend!
Have a great one you guys! And thanks for stopping by!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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