The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. -Proverbs 1:7

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding.-Proverbs 4:7

Monday, April 1, 2013

Puerto Rico

A sampling of our trip:

Monday: Snow on the first day of spring break.  They are all smiles, though...thinking about where they'd be in a few hours.  Our flight was late leaving which meant we were late getting there.  Spent the rest of the day walking around the area of the hotel, checking out the grocery store/restaurants/etc...

Tuesday: We went to Old San Juan with the intention of seeing the main tourist-y stuff.  We didn't actually make it that far.  Got sidetracked with looking at other stuff.  Discovered Pigeon's Park and mostly just walked around.


Wednesday:  Rented a car and went to the El Yunque Rain Forest.  Then to Luquillo Beach (filthiest beach I've ever been to in my life).  Then drove back to San Juan via the coast.  This was the day I accidentally ate pork stomach.



Thursday: Went back down to Old San Juan to see the main attractions.  Saw both forts and then went back to Pigeon's Park.  That place makes me happy.  Some guy was out walking his iguana on a leash and decided to put the lizard on Ryan's head.  I could have gotten better pictures had I been expecting it.


Friday:  Double-Whammy.  It was Good Friday and EVERYTHING in Puerto Rico was closed.  We had planned on making it a beach day, but it was stormy.  70 mph winds and rain.  All day.  Mostly, it was a nap day.  Every vacation should have a nap day, right?  We did go out on the beach for a bit.  Our beach was calm during the first part of the week and Jac was really happy the storm had kicked up some waves.

Saturday:  Rented a car and drove out to the Bacardi Distillery for a tour.  Then went to Plaza Las Americas (which looks just like a regular mall we could go to at home, but Alicia wanted to see it) and then went out to the Pinones area.  I had seen it in the dark on Wednesday and wanted to see it again in the daylight.


One last picture...I took 500ish pictures, lol.  You have to see this coffee.  I've never had such good coffee in all my life.  To have it 6 mornings in a row???  Sigh...who would ever want to leave that?