Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunsational Saturday

Another day for the books!  We headed north on a 5+ mile run and saw a grittier San Juan, which we actually really enjoyed seeing (nothing scary, just local living). 

The afternoon found us trying out this whole relaxing and reading thing again.  We're getting good at it (and enjoyed one of the four pools - the hot tub).

In the evening, we put our finest on and had another first - we ordered up an Uber - and headed to Old San Juan for our Saturday night date.  We attended 7 pm Mass at Catedral de San Juan Bautista.  It's a landmark cathedral, built in 1540.  The second oldest church in the Western Hempishere, and the oldest church on US soil.  It holds the tomb of Ponce de Leon, the city's founder, and also the waxed remains of some Roman martyr (may have to read up on that a bit more).   The locals, I've read, are quite proud of this cathedral, which is also the seat of the Archdiocese of Puerto Rico. They're also quite proud that one of Marc Anthony's weddings was here.  We outwitted the rain by ducking into El Picoteo Bar de Tapas for an order of Coca de Manchego y Tomate (aka small pizza) and bottle of Luigi Bosca, a Malbec from Argentina.

Catedral de San Juan Bautista

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