Hey guys I have some amazing stuff to share you with you on this first blog post (wahoo! Finally have the #$%&* to start posting!). I just came back from Puerto Rico! It was a 5 day compact trip around the island. Our first stop was San Juan. We landed at the airport around 5pm as the sun was going down. As soon as we walked through the automatic doors the humidity hits you like a truck…not going to lie it felt so good! The cold of home was thawed instantly. We hung around and waited for our rental car and set out for San Juan. We arrived at the Sheraton and took a few minutes to freshen up. The four of us then set out for dinner. We found a slew of local restaurants around the corner. We found a little place with outdoor seating and waited at the bar until a table opened. The bar tender was a happy and loquacious fellow. He told us great stories and about the best places in the city. He also told us the safest areas/vacation sites around the island..Cabo Rojo, Rincon and a few others. After a few fresh mint mojitos I tried plantains for the first time…they grilled them and covered them in a stew..Delicious!
Next day we headed to the rain forest. El Yunque National Rainforest. We decided last minute to take the longest hike we had time for, Mt . Britton. Most of the hike has a paved stone path, until you reach near the top of the summit. If you really pay attention you can see and hear a ton of wildlife. I didn’t see any parrots (which are endangered) but I saw at least four different types of birds. Make sure to bring a coverup because it will rain! After the rain halted we went back to the trail. We found these interesting looking snails the higher we went. Once we got to the summit you could see the island of Puerto Rico. We hung around for awhile and the wind carried the clouds away in waves. This gave us a wonderful view of the rainforest. The forest seemed to extend for miles. Absolutly breathtaking. I would highly recommend this hike to everyone. If you have children with you I would take precaution because the trail does get narrow.
Once we reached the car I thought to myself….I am only two days in and I already love this place!
Until next time…