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My family visited Puerto Rico in 1964 and I visited again in April, 2001.
Puerto Rico is a United States Commonwealth.
It has 600 miles (965 km) of palm-fringed coastline and a rain forest.
The island is 100 miles long and 35 miles wide. Population is about 4 million
We stayed right on the beach at the Colonial Hotel & Beach Resort, Tartak Street #2, Carolina, PR 00979 (787-253-0100)
(aka Water Club, 2 Jose M Tartak Street, Isla Verde, San Juan. (1 888) 265-6699.)
Call Utell Hotel Book at 1 (800) 207-6900 to find a room.
At the airport, get a fixed price ticket for a taxi to your hotel.
This was Delta Escape weekend trip. Roundtrip air was $203. Leave Atl Fri 27th at 8:30 pm, Arrive San Juan 11:57. Leave San Juan Sun 29th 4:25 pm, Arrive ATL 8:25 pm. Ron rented a car and trekked the rain forest. I did the walking tour and saw everything! I took a ferry across the strait to tour the Bacardi Plant - the world's largest rum factory. Here are some photo highlights with some 1964-2002 comparisons.
El Capitolio in San Juan
Headquarters of the Puerto Rico Legislature
Fuerte San Cristobal - San Juan's largest fortification in Puerto Rico. Built 1634 to 1785
The fortress turret at Morro Castle
1964 - Suzi at 4 years old.
2001 - Suzanna grown up.
1964 - Tina, Paul, Suzi
I was asked to leave these photos
as a historical record of where these balls were located before they were
2001 - Relocated cannon balls
Plaza Colon - Statue of Christopher Columbus
Check out these postcards!
This one shows the coastline in 1964.
Here is the same coast line in 2001.