Last Friday, I attended the Relief Society dinner at the Metro Ward/English speaking. It was so nice to be able to understand the entire meeting. Several of the families are FBI. Then, on Saturday afternoon, Kathie Allred and I caught the Catano Ferry to Old San Juan for shopping and lunch. The cost for the 10 min ride is 25 cents for 60+ and 50 cents for the younger folks. I was happy to treat her for the ride....grand total of $1 for both of us round trip.
Yesterday, I was at the office on transfer day to see a Sister with a minor health issue and learned that a couple of the sisters didn't have transportation to their new area, Adjuntas. With the Pres OK, I offered to take them. After a quick stop at McDonald's for to-go lunch and a stop in Ponce for more baggage, the girls and I headed to the small jungle city. I felt like I was taking kids to college with all the bags, etc. in the trunk and back seat along with the 2 passengers. Initially, Adjuntas looked pretty bleak, but on the way out of town, I saw a neat town square with shopping and a fairly large supermarket. If you look at the map, Adjuntas is north of Ponce and south of Arecibo. Another new area to explore with huge bamboo trees and very curvy two lane roads.
Today, I took a couple sister missionaries out for lunch at the Crepe Maker. The President thought they needed a little TLC, so we enjoyed lunch on the President's nickel :o) Also, got the car washed and oil changed. Pep Boys has the contract for the mission fleet. I have included a variety of photos - Enjoy! If you are planning to visit, get your reservations in early - Kris and Eric will be here 11 April and probably Thanksgiving, Dani/daughters from my last job are planning to come on 7 July and Heidi will probably visit in October. I am really looking forward to sharing my adventure!
|View of Pool from my balcony|
|Boombox on top of the pick-up - PR advertise colleges, etc. by driving around town broadcasting|
|Heading to the Catano Ferry - Old SJ/El Moro in the background|
|Old San Juan|
|Blue paving in Old SJ|
|Weekend Vendors in Old SJ Parque|
|Avocado from the roadside stand down the street - soft ball size|
|Size perspective - guinea bananas/avocado with my computer mouse|