Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 1

rincon_sunetSpring Break was so close we could taste it. Our travels would bring us to the warm waters and surf of the Caribbean in Rincon, Puerto Rico then to the mountain tops of the Rockies for snow boarding and skiing. But we had to get there first. And that meant leaving early from a light rain in Raleigh, NC to a better state of mind.

Friday, March 19 Spring Break travel day

We left our house at 5:30 am to head to Raleigh-Durham airport and hop over to Charlotte. Once we arrived, we grabbed some breakfast during our layover and then boarded the next flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico. And then…a 1-hour delay due to a mechanical issue, but we eventually made up 30 minutes in the air.

It was 80ยบ and sunny when we landed in San Juan. We were eager to get some grub. We found lunch at La B de Burro in San Juan, where we enjoyed some tacos and burritos. Then, it was a three hour drive with some traffic to Rincon.

We checked into our condo near the marina and unpacked. Next we headed to the grocery store for some supplies then it was time for dinner.

We walked to a close-by spot called La Copa Llena. They had a bunch of small plates and we were in a foodie mood. We had the yellowfin tuna Poke, Boquerones Manchego (baguette, manchego, egg, and diced red pepper), Tosta de Camarones (sauteed shrimp with a roasted red pepper cream cheese), and Camarones con cava (sauteed shrimp with chile de arbol, cava, and baked egg). We indulged in a chocolate lava cake for dessert.

It was a long day of travel, just about 14 hours for us to leave North Carolina and have our toes in the sand at Rincon. The next few days should be interesting!

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager. At night, he wears his cape and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book titled The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown superpower of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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