¡Alábate pollo, que mañana te guisan!
When J, A, Boricua and I get together, we have a lot to cover in little time. With the reválida (engineering license exam) over, we all four finally cleared the weekend for what might be called LOTR's Friday Extravaganza Sleep Over Pre-Culebra Summer Fest.
The idea was to go to Culebra, and since these two pollos live on the other side of the island, they came over the night before. To get a ticket for the ferry to Culebra, you have to be in line REALLY early so we thought it might be easier that way, instead of them driving two hours in at one in the morning.
It was a great idea, but we still didn't get tickets to the ferry. After waiting two hours we were told that there were no more, and so we left to explore the island. We're saving Culebra for another day. (I won't go into it too much, but really, Puerto Rico could use some specialists in service design).
According to J and A, this cake was to celebrate_
- Boricua passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. He is now officially an Engineer in Training!
- Our first wedding anniversary (because we couldn't see each other for a long time)!
- Boricua's upcoming birthday.
It is so fun to have couple friends. The original get-togethers started in order to watch the extended versions of Lord of the Rings Movies. :D
A is an engineer, too. Electric, to be exact. It's hard to find the words to explain what it's like being married to an engineer, or the way engineers think, but J gets it. A and Boricua are very happy together creating plans, discussing the reality of movie effects, and basically interpreting the world around them in terms of heat transfer and the laws of motion.
This is the first thing we came upon at which we wanted to stop. In fancy Blue jargon, it is some sort of run down apparatus. My guess is that it was for processing sugar or tobacco, which is kind of what people used to do in Puerto Rico.
Glasgow, 1883! It is crazy to think that this heavy machine made it from Scotland to Puerto Rico so long ago.
The engineers with a big old gear.
This is J and I doing the classic Puerto Rican "this-is-how-I-stand-for-pictures" pose.
Boricua found these fruits in that beautiful tree. I can't remember what they're called. They taste like Starburst!
Then we stopped to see this beautiful view. We were in search of two things_ pinchos (shishkabobs) and playa (a beach!)
Aren't they adorable? They are even more newly-wed than we are!
Faro Punta Tuna
Still no pinchos but we did come across some limbers. Limber is a homemade frozen dessert, usually served in plastic cups and sold from people's homes for around 50 cents. You can guess who got the Nutella flavored one!
We found them at the entrance to an old lighthouse called Faro Punta Tuna in Maunabo. I don't think it's called "tuna" for the fish, because in Spanish, "tuna" is the name of the edible cactus.
This is the "English Look" according to something A and J saw on Youtube, or along those lines. :)
This is a small home converted into a "museum" at the lighthouse. Complete with a vintage vacuum cleaner.
These two photos were inside the museum.
We left the mountainous coast into windy neighborhoods, and came out on the other side to find an Evangelical Pastor selling pinchos in her purple house. They were delicious.
And then we went to the beach. Boricua's GoPro-like camera called the Yi was out of battery so we didn't photograph that. Just made good memories, with great friends. We took advantage of the rest of the day to eat Mexican and finish the VERY long extended version of The Return of the King. :)