Cemetery Tourism

I have always been fascinated by a cemetery. There is a huge one near where I live, which dates to about one hundred years ago.  Many graves were moved here, and at the time it was considered so far out in the country it would last forever.  They estimate it will last another hundred years,... Continue Reading →

Symmetry in Architecture & Design

Symmetry in Architecture & Design I'm not one prone to haunt beaches.  I did spend a few days on Ambergris Caye in Belize a few years ago, but that's about the extent of my tropical vacations.  My visit to Puerto Rico was mostly limited to San Juan and a few outlying areas, including El Yunque... Continue Reading →

Preview of Changes and Upcoming Travel

New Developments It's early 2017.  We're having decent weather on the sunshine coast of Florida.  Mostly sunny, and starting to get warm.  There has been very little rain, and only a couple of storms. My only travel has been local -  to Orlando, Tampa and St Petersburg. I've been spending my winters in Florida for... Continue Reading →

El Yunque Rainforest

A trip to Puerto Rico wouldn't be complete without a trip to El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System. There is a visitor's certre to visit, and as you drive in, a place to leave your vehicle.  From here, your trip will be on foot. This is the path at... Continue Reading →

Puerto Rico 2010

Way back in 2010, I happened to stumble upon a great deal to Puerto Rico.  I was living in Sarasota, Florida at the time.  The trip was for a four day weekend, included return flight, hotel, and a car rental for $500.00.  I couldn't resist. The flight was uneventful.  I arrived at the airport and... Continue Reading →

San Juan, Puerto Rico 2010

Downtown San Juan is old, crowded, and noisy.  Tight streets, I couldn't find anywhere to park my rented Toyota Yaris except at the parking garage by El Morrow.  Beer costs more in these crowded streets.  Stumbled across this old wreck of what was once a hotel.  Long abandoned.   Reminds me of Belize City, with... Continue Reading →

Puerto Rico, 2010

    Continuing with my trip to Puerto Rico, I drove to the El Yunque Rainforest.  It's a long drive in, and after parking the car, a short walk to the entrance to the walking trail. Thought I'd take a short walk in, but it was not to be.  After what seemed like an eternity,... Continue Reading →

El Yunque

  Entrance to El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico. I made it to the top, in the intense heat and humidity, wearing flip flops.

Carolina, Puerto Rico

  Bar 101 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.   Located on a major street, sandwiched between the Ritz Carleton and the Coral by the Sea (where I stayed).  Turned out to be a great hangout for my short stay.  The real party starts late in the evening, and continues until closing at 5:00AM.  

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