The view from behind our hotel.
While we dealt with rain most of our first day, the following days were beautiful. Clear blue skies, a bit of humidity and a beach right out back of the hotel. While my husband golfed with a friend from college and his dad, my mom and I took the opportunity to lay around on the beach and by the pool. We were able to visit Old San Juan twice and I highly recommend the trip. The old buildings are absolutely beautiful and the views from the two forts can not be beat!
A View from the Fort
Another view from the fort
A Sentry (watchtower) at the fort
A View from the fort back at Old San Juan. I love all the colors in the buildings.
This Cemetary was right on the water and the contrast just kind of seemed pretty.While we drank A LOT of rum, we also took a tour of the Bacardi Rum facility. You don't get to see much of the actual production which was a touch of a let down, but you do get to see the history and, best part, get free drinks at the end!
Apparently, at the original Bacardi Distillery in Cuba, the founders wife saw fruit bats all around. The founder thought it was lucky, and the logo was born!
A Wall of Rum--YUM
Tuesday we took the drive (and beware, the driving in PR is crazy) from where we stayed in Dorado to the El Yunque rainforest. What a beautiful place!!! There are these huge bamboo trees and when the wind blows all you hear is the clunking of the trees knocking together. There are observation towers at various points on the mountain and you can see for 10 miles-all the way to Luquillo.
A Stream at El Yunque
The Bamboo Trees
View from the observation deck to Luquillo.