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Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

6 Days 5 Nights
496 Miles Driven

Not that we were counting, but we noticed 3 Wal-Marts, 6 K-Marts, 1 CompUSA, 3 Home Depots, and 43 Condom Worlds
Of course there were countless McDonalds and Burger Kings and even a couple Dunkin Doughnuts

We left Boston for San Juan, PR on Wednesday morning, and arrived in time for some sightseeing. However, since we hadn’t bothered to get a map, and had only a GPS and the Lonely Planet, the trip to the hotel took most of the afternoon. We quickly found that numbered roads are often far from highways in PR (case in point). Our first hotel was a small hotel in a residential neighborhood (read: gated community) right on the beach in “Ocean Park.” During a walk around the neighborhood, Kate went into a liquor store to get a bottle of water. The conversation with the cashier went like this: “Where are you from?” “Massachusettes.” “Where in Massachussettes?” “Near Boston” “Where near Boston?” “Worcester” “Where in Worcester?” (more…)