I could not travel in such a carefree style. They get their flights free, which would be great, but man I need to know when my flight leaves and where my connections will be made. I'm too old to leave my travel fate at the gate!
We are in the process of getting into a normal routine. The weather is still hot, but we have been able to get good rest. The process of finding something to do each day is easy, we just have to figure out a schedule to do it in.
The noticeable damage took place on the Malecon where huge chunks of the walkway were washed away. The mermaid statue is gone. We have heard that it is being repaired and someday may return to overlook the bay.
The photos are from our walk. I added some comparison shots next to some of them showing a before and after view.
Our walk into town last night made us laugh. It was like we were playing a huge game of Melaque Frogger. Melaque Frogger is set on a city map and our goal is to make it from point A to our Casa without getting hit by anything. Playing the game, you must avoid being struck by the usual cars, trucks, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians. All the while there is a deadly mosquito spray truck circling randomly around spraying bug death everywhere. While you avoid all these pitfalls, there is a procession of people, dancers, floats, and bands also trying to keep you from arriving home safely. Accompanying all this is the usual loud music, street vendor shouts and large fireworks explosions creating a very confusing backdrop of sound. Needless to say, we made it home, without inhaling too much bug spray.
|Before the hurricane.|
|After the hurricane.|