After a short sojourn in Vancouver and one very long day of traveling, we have arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico!!!!!
Today was our first full day here and although we had plans to sleep in late we were woken up by a very efficient chamber maid at about 8am in the morning. Considering we got in past midnight I must have looked a sight when I stumbled into the hallway (with no contacts and still wearing my retainer) to ask her to come back later.
It was all good though because it forced us to get up and get going. Which doesn’t mean we moved quickly but it does mean we got to explore Old San Juan sooner than we had anticipated.
Many years ago, I saw a commercial for Puerto Rico and ever since then I’ve wanted to visit. Today I finally got to live out my dream and believe me I wasn’t disappointed!!! In fact, I have to say Old San Juan totally surpassed my expectations.
I expected to see a Colonial locale by the sea. But I hadn’t braced myself for how immaculately restored the whole place was or how fantastic the views would be from El Morro (the old fortress on a cliff). And I definitely never anticipated a city that somehow managed to combine the best of North America and Latin America.
We spent most of our day walking and eventually realized we were so tired our feet were starting to sting. So we headed into a local restaurant, had a seat at the bar and ordered a cool bevy.
Then this happened:
Oh yes it did!!! A freshly made Mojito in the Caribbean. It was delicious but it must have been a tad strong because shortly afterwards the Husband and I managed to fall asleep on a park bench. HA!!!!
That’s right – because apparently that’s what young professionals do on their vacation: drink in the mid-afternoon and sleep in public locales. In other words, live it up like a hobo!
But don’t worry – we eventually regained our composure and enjoyed a spectacular sunset in a scenic overlook.
Based on our incredible day not only can I safely say that we would return to Puerto Rico in a heartbeat but we plan to recommend it to everyone we know!!!!
That’s it for now friends – tomorrow we are heading out on the cruise which means you likely won’t hear from me for a whole week. But I plan on coming back with my fair share of stories to tell!
Question: If you’re American – what are your Thanksgiving plans? If you’re Canadian – do you plan on heading South for some Black Friday deals?