My daughter, Julia, was an early riser throughout the trip, rising most days between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. Sure, it
was a struggle to get up so early, especially after long nights at play while my mother babysat. But man, what I saw
because of her. Can you believe the beauty of a sunrise at sea? It took me back several years... when I was a
little girl my own father would wake me up at least once on our annual trip to the beach each summer so that I could watch
the sun rise with him. Now it was my turn to share that tradition with my baby girl.
Caribbean Sunrise 4/25/05:
Triumph was set to arrive in San Juan, PR at 5:00 p.m. That gave us plenty of time to enjoy
another relaxing day on the ocean. Mom and Bill got a massage together that morning while the rest of us played on deck,
swimming in the pool, listening to music, and enjoying one another's company.
Mom, Lori and I went for a night time horseback ride in the rainforest while Triumph was at San Juan.
It was a girls night out and we had a fabulous time together. It was so magical to ride along in the warm night air
and listen to all the sounds, especially the tree frogs.
While we were off enjoying ourselves, everyone else was enjoying some shopping in Old San Juan followed
by dinner on the ship. When we returned from our horseback ride, it seemed our families were asleep! So we
extended our night out to include the midnight mexican buffet and a round of drinks before heading to bed.