|Jezabelle watches us leave... again!|
|On the trail to Juan Diego Falls|
Not long after that, we're at the entrance to El Yunque once again. This time the park wasn't as crowded so we found great parking at some of the earlier stops. These are things we didn't get to see with Melissa and Michael so we were excited!
|Robert beginning the climb...|
|Yeah, we'll just sit here and watch!|
|Juan Diego Falls, El Yunque|
|He made it!|
Next stop... Britton Tower Trail!
Bruce and I did this rather long hike with Melissa and Michael. This time, we hung back and waited at the rest stop while Robert and Kathy went on alone. I was much more interested in taking photos of the flora and fauna of the park than I was in taking another sweaty hike!
I snapped away, enjoying the way the sun filters through the trees. When I was done taking photos, we sat and just listened.
If you try, you can filter out the happy voices of the other visitors and just hear the forrest. The quiet is loud! It's like the trees are whispering continuously, punctuated by the odd Coqui with the double "co"... Co Co QUI!
|The quiet trail between groups.|
|We could see the tower high atop the mountain. That's where Robert and Kathy went...|
...to El Baño Grande! Wait, what? Doesn't Baño mean bathroom??? Well actually... it does, and it doesn't! In this instance it means pool (Which is also called a picina). No wonder I'm having such a hard time learning Puerto Rican Spanish!
|Kathy taking a photo of me, taking a photo of them!|
|Robert and Kathy next to the "boat rock"|
|I know... help that boy pick out some clothes!|
Bruce and I were happy to accompany our friends to the top of the next viewing tower, the Yokahú tower! There is no hike except for the one up the winding staircase, then you still get a stunning view from the top!
Well that's the end of the tour and the photos from the rest of the day are mundane. We stopped at a tiny hardware store on the way out to pick up some toilet parts. Seems we always have some sort of toilet malfunction when Robert and Kathy are visiting... no fault of theirs! But Robert is awesome and fixed it for us! He's on the A-list for sure!
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