Friday, August 10, 2012

First Lady & Giveaway Day #5

This week we are celebrating our Blog-iversary (or is it Blog-aversary?). Today is our last day of giveaways-so make sure to look back at every other post this week to enter the giveaways :) Each giveaway is open for one week from it's start day.

We have had more friends visiting this last week (here in Puerto Rico) so we've had some fun doing touristy things, one of which was a plan to go deep sea fishing.

The morning went great: we got to the dock on-time, Widget was excited, and then we headed out to sea on a boat named First Lady. The ride was a bit choppy, but we were assured that it was a 'calm day' so it was actually a good time to take Widget. But then everything went topsy turvy...including my stomach.

Six of us went out on that boat that day...and 4 of us happened to puke sometime in the two hours we spent heading out to sea and then right back in. Widget was included among the sick, and me, my bro-in-law, and cute Miss C (one of our friends). It was not a pretty boat ride...well, maybe it was... I wouldn't have seen it-I was hanging over the side of the boat enjoying the salty ocean view from up close.

Anyway, we ended up going Tarpon fishing instead (only 4 of us), which takes place in very calm waters.
 First we grabbed some sardines on the way to our fishing 'spot.'
 Did you know you catch sardines with a net?
Then shake the net really hard to make the fish fall into a holding tank.
 Here we are...I don't look so sick any more :)
 Here are our friends...they didn't know I was taking pictures of them...

 Just enjoying the calm waters.
Our guides (Captain and Mate) that helped us throughout the day. Would you enjoy a job where you fish all day long? Everyday? I would not make it as a captain, because of my aversion to choppy water :(
One last parting shot of the boats we boarded that day. The First Lady (aka Lunch Tosser) and the Tarpon boat (whose name I did not actually catch).

Now, are you ready for a giveaway?!?! Have you heard of Paper Coterie?

They make fun paper products like colorful party invitations

& customizable journals...just to name a few.

We are giving away one $25 gift certificate from Paper Coterie to one lucky reader. To enter this giveaway, you must be a follower/stalker of, leave a comment telling me how you follow the blog...that's it! Thanks for stopping by my blog
The winner will be announced next Friday (giveaway will be open until Thursday, August 16, at 10:00 pm MST). Good Luck! And remember to stop by every day the rest of this week for more giveaways! 
Disclaimer:This post was not sponsored by, I purchased the electronic gift certificate myself to give to one of my blog-reader friends.


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