First Day in Puerto Rico




DSCF2186 VIEW FROM OUR HOTEL

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After months of planning, a friend of mine and I finally made it Puerto Rico!!! Our first day was filled with humidity, funerals, food, sight seeing, and more food. We took an early flight out of Tampa to arrive on the island at 10:00am. As soon as we walked out of the terminal, the humidity hit us like a ton of bricks. I am from TN and my friend is from FL, but it is already a lot hotter and more humid than the states. We weren’t in PR more than an hour when we got to witness a Puerto Rican gang member’s funeral. This is just speculation and can not be confirmed. We went to San Juan to eat lunch at a local favorite place-El Hamburger. The parking lot was only big enough for about 8 cars so they had someone directing traffic with parking spots while people enjoyed hamburgers, French fries, and a coke. After lunch we walked across the street to over look the ocean. Then we drove to Old San Juan. We went by the Fort El Morro. We did not do the guided tour, just got out and walked around. We went into The Catedral de San Juan where Marc Anthony & Dayanara Torres were married. We finally got checked into The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Our room was fabulous and the view was even better! We got a beach front room!!! We also went for drinks then we finished the night off eating some delicious food at Bimo’s. It was Dominican food and the dishes were huge!

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