So…many are all wondering how our trip to Puerto Rico was. The best way to sum it all up was – no matter how much was thrown at us, we survived. Thanks goodness we were traveling with another couple, our friends Matt & Joyce. We all agreed had we gone on our individual selves, our marriages would be over.
Let’s see…it rained about 80% of the time we were there. I was EATEN ALIVE by every bug known (but not very visible to the eye) – mosquitos, sand fleas, etc. I look like I’ve had chicken pox and they STILL itch. UGH! We went on a scuba dive excursion one day only for me to get SEA SICK and I only was able to dive the first tank – the other half of the trip I was gripping on to the side poles for dear life when I wasn’t hanging my head of the side. In search of sun, we took a 1 1/2 hour long ferry ride to an off-cost island where we encountered 8′ swells along the way and we all started to turn green. At this said island, it was a ghost town. We could find no one to serve us food or drink because of the holiday. We took an itty bitty plane to get back on mainland. Lastly, we felt completely ripped off by everyone everywhere we went.
But hey, I got some nice photos! They make it look like it was paradise the whole time! ;)
The first rainy day we headed to Old Town San Juan to check out the stores and the old Spanish forts…
I loved this door! Sadly Brandon wasn’t cooperating with photo-taking; he could totally tell this pose came from our wedding photographers Dove. Ha!
Thank goodness Joyce is like me and loves to eat the "local" food when traveling. We were all over Old town just trying to find the perfect place for breakfast. We found it! I think were the only non-locals in there. Mmmmm…this was the best! Some sort of pastry bread grilled with ham and cheese, then topped with powdered sugar. Never had anything like it before. And the coffee was pretty awesome the whole trip. Matt made us all espresso drinkers by the end (with milk of course for Brandon and I).
So many cool doors in Old Town. This was my favorite. Old town reminded me a lot of New Orleans – minus the rotten milk smell, crack heads and kids tap dancing with bottle caps on their shoes!
Pastry shop window – mmmmm!
View from one of the forts in Old Town.
Cool window in the fort…
More recap tomorrow of the rest of our trip in San Juan/Isla Verde and then on to the other part of the island WHERE THE TRIP GOES FURTHER DOWNHILL.