PublishedDelta SKY Magazine

Location: Idaho, McCall

You can take the man out of the Caribbean. I’d been working on it since I fell hard for a Cuban while vacationing in Jamaica. Our romance quickly gave way to a tidal wave of immigration paperwork, followed by Javier’s stateside arrival.

But taking the Caribbean out of the man was another thing entirely, as I learned while trying to make my husband love something that I love dearly.

We had recently gotten married and had a newborn back home in Florida, and Javier had been in the country for just three months, when we landed in Boise for what I’d dubbed our “Welcome to the U.S. honeybabymoon.” His first time seeing snow! The great American West! It all looked wonderful on paper—and Instagram.