When some folks heard that we were going to Puerto Rico, they were surprised because they thought that the whole island would be bad because of the recent hurricane. I have included a few pictures to show you that yes, there is still damage to San Juan but not enough to disrupt everyday life. The people in Puerto Rico are so friendly and very much appreciative of tourist coming back to the island. We used Ubber a lot and almost every one thanked us for coming. One driver described the night of the hurricane and how they had to move from room to room because it was so bad. However, the people of Puerto Rico are resilient and they will continue to live on the island that they love. We found a restaurant that we liked and we ate there three nights. We had the same waitress and every time we came she hugged each one of us. We all loved the people that we came in contact and the friendly welcome that they gave us.
The food was uniquely Puerto Rico style and it was good. I have included a picture of a Burger King with a sign that said “La Casa Del Whopper”. We thought that was funny but we skipped that restaurant.
If you have considered going to Puerto Rico, I recommend that San Juan is a great place to visit and apparently the cruise folks agree because there were cruise ships docking in Old San Juan. We were proud to see about 30 men from Arizona Power Service on the plane when we were leaving. They have been working to restore power to the areas that are still affected. They told us that other power companies were sending workers as well. I hope that our government and our people will help the people of Puerto Rico. They are our own.
The photographs are of my daughter Joy Day, my granddaughters Sarah Day and Kate Day. A wonderful girls trip.