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Patria    Posted 06-12-2004 at 20:21:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
We live up in the mountains in a town named Juncos, south east from the capital,San Juan. The main airport is in SJ and driving distance to Juncos is about 40 miles on a six lane expressway that goes all the way up through the mountains, six lanes that we manage to jam pretty scary too. After 40 miles I get off to a secondary two lane, and curvy road, where we somehow manage to dodge the pot-holes and also the parked cars. There are local hardware shops, groceries stores and of course bars bars and then some more, without proper parking. So we find a proper place to park wherever you properly can, along the two lane road. And boy we get the most fun when we have to share the space left for the traffic with the big trucks. Anyway, I get off to my neightborhood road some five miles later. This one is really waaaaaay up up up.. people that come to visit us for the first time will start to wonder where is this road is really taking them to...
maybe got lost? :-)
But when they finaly get there they realize that all that driving was worth it. A beautiful view from up there..
My husband drives that distance every day to work. And he has a funy way of discribing our traffic 'habits' also.:-(

On may, our Flamboyant trees will start to bloom with the most beautiful orange flowers, the branches grow in a willowy kind of shape. The flowers bloom on top of each branch covering the whole tree. You can see them everywhere, through the whole island. It will keep blooming up until august or september. Then it looses all the leaves and remains naked until march, when it starts to grow leaves again. I had been complaining to my husband and even convinced him that the !@#$%^ guys from the electric company had feed ours with some drying stuff to get rid of them. They had been last year in our yard fixing a line and had to cut some of the branches off. I was wrong, our flamboyants were just late bloomers..:-)


deadcarp- outback?    Posted 06-12-2004 at 23:33:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just trying an online tour of PR and wandered into a restaurant list for Isla Verde - you guys have an Outback Steakhouse? Hey - just like a real place! Way cool! :)

Patria    Posted 06-13-2004 at 07:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
We even have up here in Juncos a michelin award winning restaurant and cava. Having a few good restaurants in your area is of great importance everywhere in the world, whether you go dining out often or just once a year, and here we take it quite seriously. We have food gigs of all kinds, I mean from the very bests, to the side-of-the road and under a rustic and inprovised four posts and a worn out piece of wood. Driving around the island you would come to think that restaurants and bars outnumber the population. But when is somebody going to open a Golden Corral?!

Gerrit PR    Posted 06-13-2004 at 05:06:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, even more than one Outback. And believe it or not , we also got McDonalds :P

Clod    Posted 06-12-2004 at 20:28:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read this fast.Im going to read it again.Mountains? In PR?? I thought it was a big beach? Thanks Patria..I had a group of frriends from there.They were all nice folks.Im going back and read this.

Gerrit PR    Posted 06-13-2004 at 05:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here a pic of a year ago. Two of the grand children close to our house.. Notice the mountains :P

Gerrit PR    Posted 06-13-2004 at 05:41:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

Now the pic should be there..

~Lenore    Posted 06-13-2004 at 06:56:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very cute little munchkins you have there!!
Nice background, too, Patria's husband! :

Gerrit PR    Posted 06-13-2004 at 07:46:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's really great here; for me it's the best place in the world to live!

Clod    Posted 06-13-2004 at 07:31:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes,,I see mountains.. The place looks nice. Thanks for the picture.

Gerrit PR    Posted 06-13-2004 at 07:39:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're welcome!

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