Day 2: Fort Day!!
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We awoke to a beautiful and hot sunny day in San Juan. Back home they are getting some snow. Too bad! We have 83 degrees
and sunshine! I was awake early, so I threw on my workout clothes, went to grab our missing bag, which arrived around 11pm and
headed to the hotel gym. While there I talked with some people who were leaving on Serenade of the Seas later that day. It made
the workout go faster! When I finished I went back and hauled everyone up out bed to go get breakfast. Then it was time to chill out
by the pool. After a couple of hours we got dressed and headed down Ashford Avenue on foot. We stopped in at Starbucks then Walgreens
to pick up a pair of sunglasses for Andy.
the rest of the week. The ladies in the Subway spoke very little English, but thanks to having a son that takes Spanish, we soon got
our order and dug in. We continued our stroll toward Old San Juan. It was very hard to by pass the Dior, Vuitton and Gucci stores,
but I did it. When we got near the lagoon we grabbed a cab into Old San Juan. We walked around, went back to some places we
saw last year (the Coach Store) and slowly made our way to the fort. I was bound and determined to go the fort, since I had planned
to last year on our stop here, but was denied by our super shopper daughter. It's a very long walk, but very pretty, and soon we
were walking up the hill and inside.
The kids admitted that it was pretty cool and they really liked it. HA! Score one for mom! Eventually we headed back to town
and went to Senor Frogs to check out the basketball games. I was glad to see that the place was not overrun and was very
quiet, despite a Princess ship being docked outside. We enjoyed some cold beer and some snacks, then headed back to the hotel.
The Casino was finally open. Rob sat down and won $25 off the bat at a slot machine. I was denied. We were all tired, so another
relatively early night for us. Tomorrow we will be on a cruise ship!