The Start of Puerto Rico FAM Tour 2011

Hotel Villa Del Sol In Isla Verde San Juan Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico FAM Tour Day 2

Breakfast at Piu Bello at a reasonable rate, a really good American breakfast. Two eggs,three sausage links and two slices of toast, jelly, butter and jam. $5.30. Cafe Con Leche is extra.

We are headed to Fajardo and a snorkeling trip to Lobos island spending the entire day on the water and snorkeling seeing beautiful fish, coral, sea life.

The lunch buffet and treat of being able to feed the iguanas bread on the way back into the dock was really exciting.

After an hour trip back to San Juan, a quick shower and dinner at Denny's.

Social Hours refreshments in the Hotel Villa Del Sol restaurant finished off day two.

The FAM Tour Is In Progress

We landed in San Juan on Tuesday, to applause as the plane touched down and the entire plan erupted into cheers as the Captain announced "Bienvenidos Boricuas a Puerto Rico" "Welcome Puertoricans to Puerto Rico.

It was great to be back on the "Enchanted Island" of Puerto Rico and as soon as I exited the airport terminal, I remembered how hot and humid it could be, even more so than the southwest coast of Florida. I was met at the baggage claim by Margaret Brady of Puerto Rico Tropical Tours, who transported me to our host hotel at the Villa Del Sol, where I was greeted by front desk attendants Maria and MariSol. I got all checked in and escorted to my room, which was a large, air-conditioned room with two double beds, flat screen TV, refrigerator, dining area and balcony with double french doors overlooking the pool.

After a relaxing afternoon of regrouping from my trip, I hosted a small "Welcome To Puerto Rico" dinner with several of the hosts of the Puerto Rico FAM Tour 2011. The menu included Criollo Tipico, typical Puertorican food, Chillo (whole "head on" red snapper fish, stuffed with garlic and spices) Mofongo (smashed green plantain stuffed with shrimp and lobster) Enselada Verde (garden salad with fresh lime and oil and vinegar dressing) Our drink of choice, while not Puertorican, was Presidente Beer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, (Ice cold with the frost forming on the bottle like the cloths of a beautiful girlfriend, Vestris de Novias)

Night caps of "Cuba Libra" (rum and coke) finished off the first night back at our host hotel, Villa Del Sol.