We were amazed at how the New England Noreasters were pushing sand onto the roads near the beaches on the way to the Arenas region.
We drove across the Rio Grande de Loiza river into the town of Loiza.
They are most notable for their opened-air cave where the bees like to nest. They gather their honey and support the bees.
The official tree of Puerto Rico is the ceiba, also called silk-cotton tree or kapok tree. Often the tallest tree in the forest, the ceiba attains heights of 150 feet and has a ridged columnar trunk and a massive umbrella-shaped canopy. Its far-reaching limbs often host aerial plants, such as moss and bromeliads. The indians used their roots to make canoes.
We also liked the lizards running around
We started to travel to an area where they had a nice beach, great local food and a market. We followed this pickup truck with a skinny horse for a while.
Terruno and had some really amazing food.
We went down to a friend's private property to see a waterfall. It had a nice view from the top of the hill. It was strenous and our parents decided to see the house but not crawl through the jungle. They are very smart!
Bette and Ken had climbed up the hill as we saw the waterfall. Reluctantly i climbed the hill...we had a deal! But the van was stuck! Thank God we had a farmboy, who was also an engineer, and 3 of us pushing to get us out of the mud!
Yarba Buena near the hotel for a nice meal.
We had a lovely day in Puerto Rico and it is most certainly OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Go!