Thursday, December 18, 2008

Puerto Rico cont.

I woke up abruptly to Karen saying there is going to be a tsunami drill in a couple of minutes.I just heard the word tsunami and FLEW out of bed!It ended up that the drill was mostly for the employees and it was interesting to watch from our 7th floor deck.A helicopter hovered and the employees all met and walked down the tsunami marked road.We were glad there is a plan...

The weather here is just amazing!It's around 80,but not humid and always a breeze.I'm not a lay in the sun person,but here it is fun because you don't sweat.It rains a few times a day,mostly in the morning.Sometimes it's just for a few minutes and then the sun is right back out.I just know it's going to be hard to go back to the cold Ohio weather.Can I just stay here for the winter???

We sat in the sun awhile after breakfast,then dad and I went in search of more lachon.We finally found a stand after about an hour.They were out of rice,but we got the meat and garlic bread.We brought it back and the four of us enjoyed it at a table in the shade by the pool.We relaxed some more by the pool,thinking what a life...stomachs full and such perfect weather!Later,we showered and went to a spanish grocery store.I wanted to get a spice called achiote that mom used to use when making rice and beans.

We ate supper at a place called Del Terazzo,where the locals frequent.The food was authentic puerto rican and wonderful!We were on a deck with votive candles at the tables,lights wrapped around palm trees,beautiful atmosphere,we loved it.Except dad wanted florescent lights to see...puhleeze!It was a fun evening.After that,we headed over to a pastry shop(as if we weren't full enough)..It was right before closing time,so along with our order,they gave us 3 boxes of free pastries.We gave those to Lindsay to share with her teammates.

The team had gone to a rainforest all afternoon and evening.I knew I couldn't go,because it was in the mountains.Didn't want to go through the lack of oxygen experience again!Dad,Karen and Mary Beth thought about going along,but ended up staying here too.

We ended the evening listening to the Hiland/Triway boys basketball game via computer.

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