Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Finito!! Puerto Rico!

So okay: Supa had to take a lil’ breather (you know, monthly womanly issues and general life shit), but she’s back, bitches! Hope everything has been fabulous and funky in your worlds…meanwhile, lemme hurrup and do this Puerto Rico wrap-up!

So get caught up here and here and here.

Next: Supa does the rainforest. El Yunque National Rainforest to be exact. The place was pretty cool. All nature-istic and shit. The drive up there was a lil’ crazy, ‘cause it was waaaay up in the mountains and you had to drive this lil’ dusty one lane road. No side railings to keep your ass from plunging over the side, feel me? Kept tellin’ Something Special to slooooww downn – Sup was having flashbacks of Left Eye’s fatal accident…

Here a few shots along the rain forest trail:




there's a butterfly in this picture, on the leaf!


THEN – that night, ya girl did it big. Took her lil’ ass over to the resort casino, and straight came up on the come up!! Now, Supa doesn't gamble (she shops), but she will play a lil’ blackjack. ‘Cause even when a lil’ tipsy, she can still add up the numbers “21.” (Eventually.)

So, I started with two five dolla chips and parlayed into over a hunnid. Ya girl was on fire!! The drunk ass Puerto Rican dude playing next to me kept congratulating me then cussing in Spanish. It was big fun. Supa played for a bit, won a little bit more, lost a little, then called it a night.
Then the high rollers came through, so me and Something Special watched them floss for a bit…one dude had stacks of $100 chips, he might’ve been holding two or three thou, easy. Of course Supa’s crafty ass was thinking, so okay…if I just snatched one of them stacks and made a run for it, wonder how far I could get in my wedgies…


Then finally, a last crazy night in Old San Juan. Did it real big! Dining, shopping, cocktailing, taking in the sights, visiting one of the forts, and bar hopping like the grown-n-sexy do! Visited some cool little spots - one named Aquaviva which was real funky and Supa's kind of steeze - and they had the best mojitos I've tasted outside of Miami. Rolled into another spot called Tantra, a contemporary/morrocan style Indian joint, and we did some of this.

Made our way to some more spots, listened to some jazz, and basically ran free through the Puerto Rican calles...(streets, ya'll) Note: this is where the whole slight public intoxication came into effect.
(Aqauviva Restaurant)



Streets of Old San Juan


Lovely balcony, love the architecture

Supa, at the waterfront

The fort


Supa says, adios, Puerto Rico! It's been real! And thank the lawd I'm free of the round the clock reggaeton and back to the real world of crap rap...and also, back to the real world, the beautiful struggle, and the refreshing surprises it sometimes brings.....

In a minute, Blogger Fam...

15 comments:

the ghost of dpm said...

de ja vu

1969 said...

No more Daddy Yankee? Damn. LOL

It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the vacay. Nice photos.

Can't wait to hear about the Ruff Riders going back to school.

onecoolhoney said...

Great wrap-up!

Robyn said...

wow!! Supa, I am soooooo agog at your adventure and it looks and sounds MUY BONITA !!!(translation: I am broke as hell and JEALOUS!!) LOL But I know this: you have given me a good idea of a place to go on my next vacay !!!

Free said...

I'm gone for half a minute & shit get to popping off like corn around here...

I just left DPM's site. You better shoot my ass a private mail. We got thangs to discuss - yours and mines (and, yest, I said "mines.")

Girrrrl... You better hit me up on the email!

Free said...

All right, Supa - I meant to say "mines" but I didn't mean to say "yest!" - quit laughing and get in touch with me

Miz JJ said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had an amazing holiday. Reggaeton makes my head hurt. After my trip to Miami last year I wanted to hurt someone I was so sick of Reggaeton.

Knockout Zed said...

These are some fantastic flicks, mama. I need to conquer this fear of flying and be somewhere else!

KZ

Supa said...

@ Ghost of DPM: I see dead people.

@ 1969: Hey! I'm sooo ready for these kids to go back to school! The Girl is gonna give me the blues with the school shopping, u know that right

@ Cool Honey: Thought I wasn't gonna pick up da phone, didn't ya chick! lol

@ Robyn: Hey! Go to Jamaica...

@ Free: LOL!!!!! I'ma hit u up... :)

@ Ms. JJ: Reggaeton, all that shit sounds the same!!!

@ Zed: I have a fear of flying, too. That's what Valium is for, boo. Get to traveling.

Single Ma said...

Beautiful scenery and very nice pics. Hopefully around this time next year, I'll have a story to tell about St. Lucia.

Although the message is somewhat hidden, I think you found the spice to life. Good luck to both of you.

Epsilonicus said...

Nice pics!!! Your trips sounds like it was hot!! I may visit the island in the spring. My friend is Puerto Rican and has family down there.

The Phoenix aka ThatGirlTam said...

Great pics and fab wrap up as only Supa can do. Glad you had a great (and well deserved) time.

Serial_Dater said...

I'm jealous as hell. I'm sooooo in need of an international adventure right now. Thanks for the visuals.

Phat_In_Phoenix said...

ok...you had fun, great pictures, we're all jealous...rub..rub..keep it moving...LOL

Just kidding, Supa you look fabulous, but you knew that. Glad u had a good time and glad u back.

African girl, American world said...

:)