in contact with the rain forest at "El Yunque", how beautiful is the nature!!!
El Yunque Travel Blog› entry 15 of 22 › view all entries
February 7th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
When we arrived the video was about ending, but we didn't have time to wait. We had to be at the airport at 3:30pm, which gave us barely enough time for the trekking and enjoy the waterfalls. Mark would stay down and wait for the rest of us. The view down there was amazing too, also he'd have the opportunity to watch the whole video.
The rest of us, squezeed in one car - didn't know how we fit, haha - and started to go to the entrance of the park.
We kept on moving and arrived to the entrance itself. Found a parking spot, actually we created one, haha. It was a good idea Mark decided to stay, the road was slippery and full of stairs going up and down. What's that noise? Is that a coqui??? I think so, but I wasn't able to see any :(
Gilberto, who is Puerto Rican, was telling me he couldn't believe he has never visited the park before. My answer was: "Well... don't feel bad.
After a trekking shorter than expected we arrived to the other waterfalls "La Mina". Who would go into the water? Mmm, not me that's for sure. Well, it didn't take long to Francisco to go into the water. He forgot about his injuries and jumped into it. He was having so much fun. There were other people going into the water too, when I recognized one of them. It was Gilberto! So the 2 Puerto Rican guys of the group went into the waterfalls, haha.
The 2 boys were having a great time. They were swiming and going under the waterfalls. It looked so much fun! Francisco didn't want to leave the water, but eventually we had to start going back in order to arrive on time for Mark. Ok, hurry up guys, but be careful ;) The water was strong and falling there wouldn't be fun at all.
It was even faster to go back. The whole time cell phones were dead, no signal. By the time we got signal Francisco had some missed calls. One was from Mark who was already waiting for us, ready to go to the airport. It'd have been lovely to have lunch with him, but no time... Francisco, the expert, took us to the airport just in time and we said good bye to Mark. See you soon, Mark!!!!
The rest of us would go to get some Puerto Rican food for lunch. To a fancy restaurant? No, we'd go where the locals go for the real stuff, yay!!!
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