The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Sunday, September 24, 2006

San Cristobal

Well, we survived yet another week at school. This week ended with a schoolwide puppet show. The kids LOVED it! It was pretty funny, except for I couldn't understand most of what was being said. This is a picture I took outside our front door on Friday night. I just thought the sky looked pretty.

Yesterday morning we got up early and traveled to San Juan with our neighbors, the Dills. Katie needed to get her passport so we did that first thing and then drove to Old San Juan. There is so much we did not see so we'll definitely be planning another trip up there. We spent most of the day exploring 2 of the old forts, San Cristóbal and El Morro. Our first stop was Fort San Cristóbal. It was built from 1634 to 1678 and is the biggest fort built by the Spaniards on the island. It is located nearly 150 feet above sea level and is located at the northeast edge of Old San Juan. The job of Fort San Cristóbal was to protect San Juan from land approaches and attacks from the east. In 1898, Spanish troops fired the first shot of the Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico from one of the gun batteries at San Cristóbal. Here are some pictures of San Cristóbal.

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