We left a little later than planned, which meant that I took the dogs to the kennel alone. Indy didn’t throw up (amazingly) due to the Dramamine, but she cried all the way there. I felt really bad. Once we got there and she was able to get out of the car, she was fine. Both Indy and Allie raced down the steps to go see Miss Deb.
We spent the night at the Doubletree Inn and had dinner in their restaurant, Jacksons. Dennis ordered the All-American burger, and I got the Chipotle Lime Shrimp tacos. They were incredible! I highly recommend the food at Jacksons. If we had stayed longer, I would have had their pizza. They had an open fire pizza oven behind the bar, and the pizzas looked great.
Our alarm went off at 4 a.m. We had no problems with the hotel shuttle and only a few minor problems checking in with American Airlines. I thought we got one free bag and was irritated that we had to pay $25 for each bag at the airport. We could have had a free carry-on, but don’t usually take any. Both flights were smooth and our lay-over in Charlotte was short. As we flew into San Juan, we could see the forts down below. Sit on the left hand side of the plane if you want this view.
The white Taxi Touristicos were easy to find and extremely efficient. It was $24 to take us to our hotel in Old San Juan. The roads are very narrow–I would not recommend renting a car if you are staying in OSJ. Our taxi driver did not know our hotel, but we found it. There was no sign out front. It’s an extremely interesting place–more on that later!