Ponce oh Ponce

Destination: Ponce!
(Say it with me now: Pon-say)

Ponce is about an hour east of our house on the southern coast. Mainly, we headed there to get our order from Ikea. But I heard there were other things there to satisfy our three generations of tourists.IMG_1497 IMG_1498

First stop: an old firehouse museum. Free, cute, with a tourist desk inside and a quiet baño. Mr D didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I thought he would because he thought there would be loud sirens and bells. A four year old’s imagination can be intense.

Next stop: the lion statues and fountains. The fountain was not on 🙁 but the trees were fun to run around (for the kids) while the adults stuck into the iglesia to take a peek during mass.

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IMG_1496 parking for this church was three cars thick in front of the doors. How did anyone ever get in or out??

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This square reminded me very much of Madison!!! But with a church in the middle and not a Capitol building. So wonderful! I miss it.

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Third stop: cafe on the square. Yum yum! Great decor.

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We walked to the museum of Puerto Rican music but doh! It was closed for lunch. IMG_1533

The tourist info guy failed to mention that… So we hit a tourist shop and drove around for the kiddos to nap in the car. IMG_1544 IMG_1538We saw Castillo Serralles and this big old cross that we couldn’t figure out how to get to.

IMG_1559 IMG_1552And we found a creepy uncompleted, abandoned apartment building. Oh, if I didn’t have kids I woulda walked inside. IMG_1568

And of course we hit ikea. IMG_1583

On the way out we drove past the docks. You know, kiddos like that sort of thing. Ok. We adults did too.

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We liked Ponce. We’ll definitely be back. It looked clean and well kept. Lots of green space and places to explore…like the beach front (La Guancha)!

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