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Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday and Friday

Thursday - Albany to Puerto Rico.

We flew from Albany to Charlotte, and then laid over an hour, and flew Charlotte to San Juan. Both legs were easy and the planes were comfortable to the most part. We met up with the other two sales people from L's division, although one of them was sans spouse as her School District would not let her have the time off so close to Spring Break.

We arrived San Juan on time and took a one hour bus ride to the Paradisus Resort. This is an all inclusive resort, so the food and drink are part of the package.. so far.. the drinks are weak and the food is strictly Marriott standard... but its still all good as they say.

Once we were in our bungalow we got changed and headed down to the meet and greet out by the pool. I got two great pictures of Caribbean Sunsets which you can find on the Photo Bucket site under Puerto Rico.

Remember to go from Bottom to Top!!

We then had a super nice dinner inside (it is threatening to rain anytime this weekend so most of the events have been moved inside.) There was some local entertainment and the food was mostly local as well, jerk chicken, local rice and bean recipe's etc etc. I didn't get a good shot of the entertainment, but I will be able to scan in some photos we got from the event coordinators.

By Thu night, because of the lack of food and sleep before the reception, but the end of the night I was nursing a nice sized headache. Still, I tried to bury it under some Tequila Sunrise's and was moderately successful. We finally retired from the post dinner parties about 1130 or so.

Friday - Award Breakfast and Old San Juan

We have done just two things today so far. There is a very special dinner at a rainforest this evening that Ill post about later.

We had the obligatory 3 hour award session for breakfast this am. Typical Marriott breakfast fare, and they couldnt seem to serve HOT coffee. However the meeting was enjoyable if a bit long and there is a picture of Liza getting her Third Superstars award over on the Photo Bucket site.

We had a chance to go into Old San Juan today and so we grabbed it. IT was an hour ride to and from, but the old city was as charming as we remembered it from when we were here 14 yrs ago on the Family Reunion Cruise. We did a lot of window shopping, and had a nice local canape snack in a small plaza in the middle of the old town. Yes the pictures are at the Photo Bucket Site.

We did go all the way out to the old fort as well and looked around. They were flying kites today, very windy, and it was just great to experience the old city and the old historical forts. This activity was optional and we are very glad we did check it out.

Ok more later. Enjoy the pics at the Photo Bucket Site. I will caption them later if I can.

Don't Forget to look from Bottom to Top!
posted by Mike 5:54 PM


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