First a quick stop in our new home and then enjoy a delicious dinner at the Post Meet - Up :)

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the Urban train.
Before even thinking about dinner - we were still full from lunch - we had to take care about our home situation. We got accommodation by Jess' so go to the hotel in order to leave our bags and take a break before keeping on enjoying Puerto Rico.  In our way we stopped in the clinic to get some stuff for Francisco. This guy is awesome! Even he had an injury, he decided not to stop the party at all. Wow! My respects! I guess, all the committed TB's would do it, hehe.

We were 4 people at the room, so taking a shower took long. We all used the time for different things, including TB's checking for me, haha. Francisco was taking a break and we were wondering if Enrico would be able to join us as he said yesterday. Suddenly, Francisco's phone rang.
maybe sick, but in charge of all the coordinations. He's awesome!!!!
I answered and recognized Enrico. He was asking me for the name of the place where we'd meet. Mmm, I had no clue, so I left the locals spoke about us. We all were flexible about where to go. Francisco had just 1 observation: no more mofongo! haha.

Problem solved, we would go to a Mexican place called Aurorita. This one was one of Enrico and his wife's favorite and we had to trust them, since their son knows all the restaurants in the area, haha. Furthermore, Francisco used to go there and likes the food. No need to think it twice. We had a plan. But before going I'd take care of a personal business: getting a magnet for my collection, haha.

As agreed we arrived almost at 8pm. Francisco called them in advance, but couldn't book a table, we just had to show up but better doing it in advance since they had a mariachi show and they could get crowded.
Proud of my parcha margarita, lol
We found a parking spot and didn't have to wait long for a table, cool! This place looks very nice, good choice!!!

We were waiting for Enrico and Lilia to order our food, but it didn't mean we couldn't order something to drink and since we were in a Mexican restaurant we got Margaritas, hehe. To make the experience at least a bit Puerto Rican, I got the Parcha one. I was so excited about having a local fruit, but then I realized it was the passion fruit with other name :P nevermind, it was tasty, haha.

We were zipping our drinks when I saw the lovely couple. "Hey! We are here!!!" The group was finally complete: Jess, Jason, Enrico, Lilia, Francisco & me. Enrico and Lilia asked for their drinks too, while we were checking the menu. It was warm outside, but inside it was cold.
Francisco & Yadi
Then I notice 2 women from different tables wearing very similar Mexican wraps, mmm, maybe... so when the waiter came back, I asked him if it would be possible for me getting one of those wraps too and he gave me one, hehe :)

Now I was warm and happy, hehe. After a while the waiter came back with most of our orders. Jess' chalupas, Jason's flautas, Francisco's combination, Lilia's combination and another dish. This last one was for Enrico but was wrong, so he had to go back to the kitchen and change it. Hey! my food was missing and it was a salad!!! I was missing my veggies!!!!

Ok, now he came with our food, yeah!!! The food was really good. I tried a bit of the Mexican dishes and tasted really Mexican. My salad was perfect! Just what I needed, something fresh and not fried, lol.
happy table: Enrico, Jason, Jess, Francisco, me & Lilia
We were enjoying a nice conversation and delicious food, when the mariachis came to our table. They go from table to table asking for songs. Jess asked for "La Bamba". This girl knows what to ask for! The song was a huge success. Everyone at the restaurant was singing and clapping and it didn't happen with other requested songs, haha.

OMG! The food was really a lot! but we finished our dishes, lol! When the waiter came asking if we'd like to have dessert, we kindly refused. But Enrico and Lilia insisted we should try one. So they order 2 with lots of spoons, haha. We were full. The dessert was really sweet, but it didn't matter. It was sooooo tasty, we had it all, haha. Actually Francisco and me were the ones who ate until the end, haha.

Dinner was perfect, delicious food, good company and tons of fun.
where did the Meet Up take place? haha
We were sharing a lot of anecdotes, ideas of future travels and even we exchanged some receipes, lol. But we had to go. We spent a great time, but needed to move. Unfortunately Enrico and Lilia had to do early the next morning, so we should say goodbye to our new friends. Hope to meet them soon.

Our original idea was to go for some Salsa dancing, but I was tired and had to catch an early flight next morning, 7:20 am!!! Also Jess, Jason & Francisco should leave early in order to go to Culebra Island. So, after driving around to look for a nice spot, we decided to go back to the hotel. So bad we couldn't enjoy the sunroof, but it was better, I was too tired. But before going to bed, I packed and left everything ready for the next morning. Jess told us not to worry since she set her alarm at 5:30am, which would give me time next morning. We weren't far away from the airport, so we'd be arriving there around 6am. Ok, let's go to bed. Puerto Rican adventure was getting over :(
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the Urban train.
the Urban train.
maybe sick, but in charge of all t…
maybe sick, but in charge of all …
Proud of my parcha margarita, lol
Proud of my parcha margarita, lol
Francisco & Yadi
Francisco & Yadi
happy table: Enrico, Jason, Jess, …
happy table: Enrico, Jason, Jess,…
where did the Meet Up take place? …
where did the Meet Up take place?…
at Cataño area
at Cataño area
whats this?? antibiotics
what's this?? antibiotics
the bar at the back
the bar at the back
Welcome, please wait
Welcome, please wait
with the menu :)
with the menu :)
Jason & Jess toasting with Margari…
Jason & Jess toasting with Margar…
My parcha margarita :)
My parcha margarita :)
the barman in action, hehe. Were t…
the barman in action, hehe. Were …
with my Mexican wrap :)
with my Mexican wrap :)
Yadi & Lilia wrapped, haha
Yadi & Lilia wrapped, haha
Enrico, Jason & Jess
Enrico, Jason & Jess
Franciscos combination: Taco, Toa…
Francisco's combination: Taco, To…
My norteña Salad!!!
My norteña Salad!!!
Mariachi playing the violin
Mariachi playing the violin
Para subir al cielo, para subir al…
Para subir al cielo, para subir a…
in charge of the guitar
in charge of the guitar
Tasty dessert: Cajeta!!!
Dulce de…
Tasty dessert: Cajeta!!! Dulce d…
our fun candies, hehe
our fun candies, hehe
Protecting the planet
"Protecting the planet"
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