Monday, April 19, 2010

My Banner Picture.... a view of Old San Juan taken looking back from atop the walls of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the fort that sits on the promontory overlooking the entrance to San Juan Harbor.  The fort was one of my favorite places to go during my childhood in Puerto Rico.  My college senior picture (in the Houghton College "Boulder") was taken of me sitting on the top level of El Morro.  When I was in high school our National Honor Society did a walk-a-thon from our school to the top level of the fort.  I can't remember now what the cause was.  I do remember the exhaustion we were experiencing, walking all day.  I think we walked about 12-15 miles.  When we got to the road leading up the long slope to the fort, several of us felt a new energy, and we ran the last bit up the road and then up the long ramp inside the fort to the top level where a pile of cannonballs sits,and climbed it, too.  It was exhilarating!


Anonymous said...

I have a large picture of El Morro in my classroom. There is so much of PR I miss. Hmmm... I sense some arroz con pollo in the near future...I think I know what I am making for supper.

Dios te bendiga,

Anonymous said...

I have fond memories of El Morro when I visited P.Rico and your family when u were a youngster! I remember standing down below and watching your dad take the boys up, but two went ahead of him and when your mom and I looked up, there they were, balancing on the edge, way up high!Your dad had not reached that level yet!!!
Your mom about had heart failure!
Aunt Betsy

Alice C. said...

Aunt Betsy: I'm sure that was probably Peter and David. They were always doing stuff like that! I remember when you came there---I was pretty little, but I still remember. Love you!