Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tracy Arrives.... February 22 & 23, 2014

Pretty good, the days are all mixed up!  Didn’t take long.  We have not been wearing watches, have not seen a calendar… have no idea what day or time it is.  I know it is early morning as I am writing this, as the sun is shining and I hear construction work going on.   Loud outside construction work only happens here in PR is the early morning hours, before it gets too hot.  Jay, Moma Cruz and Tracy are all still sleeping, me ~ I figured since we are going in search of an internet café (A.K.A. fast food joint) I’d better catch you all up on the happening down here!

Early Friday morning, waaaayy early Friday morning, Jay and I set out to pick Tracy up at the Aguadilla airport.   Tiny little airport on an old military base a bit west of Arecibo.  His flight arrived at 3:30am.  Jay figured it would take us about an hour to get there, so we set out around 2:30am.  As always, we learn something new here just about every day.  Driving to the airport we learned that between the hours of midnight and 6am red lights are just a suggestion. We were told later that day, that you don’t want to be sitting at a red light during those hours and have a couple cars pull up to you and block you in.  You don’t want that to happen.    So you slow down at a red light, looks all ways, then go.  It was hard for Jay to do that, we are so conditioned to stop.  After a while it became clear, we were the only ones stopping.  He began to do that on the way home.

Like every good trip we take, it is always an adventure in getting there.  We finally made it to the turn off for the airport, but that’s when the signs stopped. It took us a half hour to get here.   Then we drove, and drove until we spotted a plane off to the left… we knew we had to be close.  After another half hour of driving we found a sign indicating the airport.  The sign we right across the street from it.  Of course!  I ran in to see if Tracy had arrived yet.  The place was packed.  Apparently this cheap Spirit Air flight from Florida to Puerto Rico is pretty popular!   Yeah Tracy made it!!!!!!
Friday was uneventful.  We were all tired, and needed to get our heads in the game, so to speak…. We made it home and all went right to bed….  Vacation mode here we come!
Yesterday we decided to hit the Caves of Camuy.  Previous years friends Dawn and Darren repelled down into the caves.  We knew that was not for us, so we took the real tourist route and hit the tram.  We strongly recommend if you are in Puerto Rico and have the opportunity to tour Camuy, do it!  There are some spectacular sights down there. 
Our way home began the adventure.  Tracy and Jay navigating through the interior back hills of Puerto Rico to get us home.  Oh My.  While it is a beautiful tropical island.  It is that a beautiful tropical island.  The interior of it is mountainous.  Get it? MOUNTAINOUS.  The roads are tiny, barely fit one car, very twisty and turny, up and down.  Once again, we are reminded that road, street signs, directional signs are not abundant down here.  To say they are virtually nonexistent would be an accurate statement.  So we drove.  Jay figured we would either hit the Atlantic or the Caribbean eventually and we would go from there.   We did, hit the Atlantic and made our way home.
Not much else exciting went on, wanted to take Moma out for dinner to her favorite place.  Turns out to be a Chinese restaurant.  Then we came home and sat out front for a while watching for the ponies and their Saturday night riders to pass by.

We will be here a few more days.  Today’s goal is the internet café.  For among other reasons, we will be able to upload a few movies onto my kindle so we can watch them tonight.  We looked into going to a movie yesterday, but nothing good was playing…..
So as not to call it a night at 7:30pm, Tracy and I snuggled close together to watch "The Butler" on my Kindle Fire.  Great incredible movie... interesting snuggling on a bed trying to watch a kindle.... 

Well folks, that's it for today.  Hopefully excitement will follow soon.  One thing is for sure... we are relaxed!          

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