Things we did in Puerto Rico (non-food edition)
Took part in a Susan Komen 5k (with 8,000 other people, on a 90-degree day):
Went backstage at the lottery (which involves 52,000 tiny balls):
Watched protesters march during a general strike (and met the brother of this guy):
The protestors (largely unionists) were angry that the governor (who bears an unfortunate resemblance to Milhouse) had laid off 17,000 government workers in a budget-cutting measure. Because of course Puerto Rico is the only place affected by the massive downturn in the global economy. Don't get me started.
But here's a nicely edited video that gives a sense of the day's events (graffiti, tire-fires, art-student paper-mâché puppets and all).
Walked around the cemetery next to the Atlantic:
Saw some amazing Catholic statuary (and the burial site of Ponce de Leon):
Hung out in the backyard, surrounded by orchids:
Had a ton of fun with the family:
But mostly, we ate.
(More to come on that, of course; this is gonna take at least two more posts.)
(Actually, most of the above were preceded, followed by or somehow involved food, now that I think about it.)
Labels: Puerto Rican food