Well, we made it. It was a long 27 hour trip from Kodiak, Alaska to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. We landed in the small airport around 2:00. What a sight, Aguadilla airport sure does look busy around this time. As we left the airport, we were walking alongside a line of people, still waiting to check in. This line went all the way out the front door, around the corner of the building, and extended almost all the way to the parking lot. We figured out where the rental car building was and started our adventure.
Before leaving Kodiak we set up a rental in Mayaguez at a plantation. The check-in time was not until 8:00 AM, so we had some time to kill. We went to Mcdonalds- let me tell you, this is no ordinary USA Mcdonalds- first, my wife had to try to order for all 5 of us, in the drive through. As each kid wanted something different, she tried to order for each of them.. somehow we ended up with 15 burgers, that were completely different than what we thought we had requested. But hey, they sure were made much better- and fresher!!!
We drove around all night going to all the ocean towns on our way to Cabo Rojo. All the towns were celebrating rainbow festival, which definitely took us all a little off guard. The kids kept asking me where the heck I had moved them too. We saw festivals in every town with Bouqueron having the largest.
The city of Cabo Rojo has a beautiful church with cobble stone streets all around it. The buildings are all New Orleans type architecture with wrought iron porches and bright colors. The churches are more like cathedrals in every town. It is very beautiful. We made it to the banana plantation (not coffee, my mistake) at 9:00 am and had a fantastic tour of the rain forest. This was by far the coolest place to stay. Plus the price is awesome. Then we took showers and fell asleep for five hours. We woke and drove as far north as we could and stopped at a beach called crash boat. There we saw many people wearing bathing suits that really shouldn’t be.
We then headed south to find somewhere to eat dinner. Believe it or not we ended up at Applebee’s..
Service was the slowest we have ever had. But I hear I better get used to that?Puerto Rico is exciting and scary. It seems a little above a third world culture.
But I think we will be fine? And It’s only the first day?