Friday morning, March 9th, we were walking out the door heading for the airport in Toluca, an hour and a half away, when the phone rang. Spirit airlines informed us that due to mechanical failure, our flight to Puerto Rico had been cancelled. We had two options: receive a credit for another flight with Spirit or fly with them on the following Tuesday to Puerto Rico. We responded that neither optio... Read Full Entry
The Trail of del MorroThis was taken next to the gates of Old San Juan on the del Morro Trail. At night the gates were locked and no one was allowed into the city!
Intricate StatueOutside and just below the Governor's Mansion sits this ornate statue and fountain. A great way to cool off after the walk along the trail.
Our rented NissanWe found a lot more freedom once we rented the car. Maurice wished it was a manual. They are not common in PR.
Rio Camuy Cave ParkThere are 2000 known caverns. Only 550 have been explored. This the entrance from inside.
At Noah's ArcNoah's Arc near Quebradillas formerly housed many birds and other animals all in pairs. Thus, Noah's Arc. These birds could talk ... in Spanish.
At Crash Boat BeachA beach where hundreds of locals go to spend their free days. Music, dancing and general partying greeted us late Sunday afternoon. The beach named due to some boats crashing at one time.
The Scenic RouteUp, down, around and back through vine, bambo and tree canopied roads. Very green and cool. After 3 hours of this route we bailed out.
Ferry to ViequesFerry to a beautiful island just over an hour away from PR. It holds over 1200 passengers and their luggage.
A Small Boat DockBoats can dock or be stored here. Maurice liked the way the boats were stacked up to save valuable space and save sea wear and tear on unused boats. There were an incredible number of boats in this marina
Luquillo Beach, PRThis beach is regaled as one of the prettiest beaches in the world. Of course we had to see for ourselves and walk on it.
El Yunque Welcome CenterLook at the gorgeous orchids! They adorned the main walkway in various colors. The building gave a lot of info about a rain forest. Then we were off to drive and hike through the 12ish miles in El Yunque Peak.
Coca Falls in El Yunque Rain ForestThis was the first large falls that we found in the park. It rained steadily for 2 hours. It looked much different after the rain. It was ferocious and shooting out of the rocks well past the normal fall area.
Las Cabezas Observation PointFrom this observation point we could see the clouds over the canopy, the rain foresr, the beach and the city with it's towering buildings. The Taino Indians used this site, 1575 feet above sea level, for hundreds of years.