This is so amazing……………. I am blogging while sitting at a table in the beautiful Lobby of the Rio Mar Wyndham Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. There is hip-swaying, Latin music blaring from the Lobby Bar, my Latino/Latina friends are doing the salsa, the ramba, the merengue y mas/more, but I felt compelled to share before we end our family vacation here in Puerto Rico.
Yo tengo muchas amigas de aqui y ahora puedo entender porque quieren salir para otra vida mejor – otra vida llena de oportunidad. I have many friends from here and now I understand why they want to leave for a better life – a life full of opportunity.
Don’t get me wrong – it is an island of beauty, of many natural wonders and mysteries. But, what it also has, is poverty, crime, crazy driving and a feel all of its own. I could not live here and be the positive person that I am. It’s been a terrific family vacation at a lovely resort that does not replicate the life these people live.
I thank God, I thank my husband, my family and my life for what I have.
Buenas noches Puerto Rico – Good Night Puerto Rico -