Lens Artists Challenge – Memorable Events

This week, Ann Christine is hosting the Lens Artists challenge. I can think of many events such as the birth of my children, grandchildren, holiday celebrations and on and on. I decided to highlight travels instead. We had the opportunity to go to Rincon, Puerto Rico in 2013 and 2016 with our daughter and S-I-L. I’d love to go back again but I’m not sure we will get the chance. Both of these vacations were the most relaxing we have ever had. Must have had something to do with Island Time. The people were gracious and friendly and there was beauty amid poverty. The first 2 photos show what I mean.

We spent a lot of time at the beach. The palm tree in the next photo was there both times. I thought it would be gone on our 2016 visit.

There is quite a problem with stray dogs although it seemed better with the second visit. This dog looked quite happy and healthy plus there was a collar, so I hope it was just having fun with it’s humans.

Route 413 is the main highway that goes around the perimeter of the entire island. I think the slogan on their highway sign sums it up.

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Lens-Artists #78 – Special Spot Shots

We are lucky to have had 2 opportunities to go to Rincon, Puerto Rico in 2013 and 2016. I say lucky because with all the damage from the hurricane and earthquake I don’t know if we will ever get to go back. It is a beautiful place that I would describe as “beauty in the midst of poverty”. Here are some photos from our 2016 trip.

This was the view from the home we rented. The ride down from this small mountain was very treacherous with it’s one lane road, roller coaster type ride and an abundance of curves in the road.

The stray dog population seemed to have gotten better between 2013 and 2016. These dogs clearly had owners taking care of them.

We went there because the surf is great in February/March and my husband, daughter and son-in-law are avid surfers

The beaches and surroundings are beautiful

Route 413 in Rincon is truly a road to happiness