Trip to Puerto Rico, Part Two: El Yunque -
After San Juan, we rented a car and drove out to El Yunque National
Forest. Apparently it's the only national forest in the U.S.
that is a rain forest.
Lots of trees. You know, foresty.
Leaves so big they dwarf Chelsea's face.
Colorful flowers everywhere. An all yellow bird of paradise I
These were the orangest mushrooms I've ever seen. I bet you'd
totally be trippin' balls after eating those. Or dead.
A banana or plantain tree. Not ripe yet, so no snacky.
There were giant snails or slugs or whatever the hell these slimy
bastards are everywhere. With their pokey antenae going all
wiggly riggly in my general direction.
There were a lot of lizards is what I'm saying.
Being a rain forest and all, plus it's pretty mountainous, well,
waterfalls are inevitable.
The close up.
The inevitable hand-held self portrait. It just ain't a vacation
without on of those.
The observation tower from the top of the park.
And the views from that tower...
When I say shit was jungly, I ain't lying. I expected a Vietnam
war movie to break out around me at any moment.
There were bromeliads everywhere. Shit growing on top of shit.
We took a bit of a hike to another waterfall. The walk there was
fine but the walk back was a real asshole.
The falls were great, but I don't think we were the only ones who
decided to walk down there.
Getting a photo without a pile of people in front of it was
tough. And half-assed looking.