The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Guayama, Puerto Rico

Today was finally a nice and sunny day so we decided to go out to the city's plaza to see the vendors and take pictures. We were planning on doing this yesterday but were instead kept inside due to Tropical Storm Ernesto. As you may know, he's been upgraded to hurricane status but luckily went around us. We were prepared well as we could be...we filled everything with water just in case.

We like the city we live in but are a little disappointed in how Americanized it is. We live just down the street from "Plaza Wal-Mart", K-Mart, Burger King, McDonalds, etc. We were really looking forward to getting up on the weekends to go to the fresh fruit markets or veggie markets but those aren't around here. Oh well! The plaza in Guayama is not as Americanized. There are vendors there on Saturdays and Sundays and we're looking forward to going there to do some shopping. Today our neighbor bought some jewelry from a vendor and then we drove to Arroyo to buy a hammock. We've (Katie & I!) have been talking about wanting hammocks for a couple of weeks now so today we convinced the boys to take us shopping for them! We found a really neat "Puerto Rico" hammock but haven't hung it up yet...maybe tomorrow.

Here's a statue you see at the plaza. The man's name was Luis Pales Matos and he was a Puerto Rican poet. You can still buy his poetry books today!

Here is the fountain in the middle of the plaza. Behind the plaza you can see a church, one of many in Guayama. There's also a picture of the fountain alone.

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