Quality Inn El Portal
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It didn't take us long to circle around to the welcome center where we heard a bit more about the history of rum in general and then saw a movie about the history of the Bacardi family. We were lead through the welcome center (no pictures, please!) where we heard about Bacardi's birth in Cuba and how it spread to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Miami. We got to see original bottles of Bacardi rum and see some of the many medals that Bacardi has won in it's many years as ...
My niece, ahem who is only 7 years younger came to visit us along with her husband and two girls. We had anchored at Water Island off of St. Thomas for a few days and then moved to Linburgh Bay to pick them up. It was a quiet anchorage with only 2 other boats there. This bay is very convenient for picking up guest as long as there is no southeast swells. I took the dinghy to pick them up from the airport ...
... the plantain is soaked in water to soften it and then deep fat fried before we mashed it. You mash and mash and mash the plantain with some melted butter and garlic until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes, which is not easy to tell (or to do). Then you get it out of the mortar and make a ball. Once you have a nice ball, you use it to create a bowl-shaped base for the mofongo. They gave us some salad to go with it. It was delicious, but ...
... people" so when he found a younger person, they were a good target. When he mentioned how HAL catered to older people, we thought of Andrew and laughed even harder. It was such a great show that we purchased one of his CD's to watch at home.
A great, relaxing day, once again. We changed our watches before going to bed as St. Thomas is far enough east to be in a different time zone. We'll get our hour back in another day or so!
... our scenic trolley ride, suddenly, the "crazy lady" jumped on board and sat right next to Elise! Yikes ... we just can't get rid of this woman. We minded our Ps and Qs as we didn't want that pocket knife coming anywhere near us! Then it was another 1/2 hour wait at the bus station to get back to Condado. Apparently, there are no schedules. ...