Boricuas Heart Wal-Mart

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
After today, we are only 11 days away until lift off. Yay!  

Kate and I met this weekend to go over Puerto Rico "Strategery." Kate mentioned how she doesn't want to pack a lot of toiletries and stuff (liquor) and wants to buy things (alcohol) at Wal-Mart upon our arrival (to get booze). We will be renting a car at the airport, mainly because our resort is far from things (liquor stores), and we don't want to pay a million dollars for every meal (drink). So this got us thinking about where the nearest Wal-Mart (place for rum) is in relation to our resort.  

Holy Wal-Marts Batman! We discovered there are 9 Wal-Mart Supercenters (yes, one word) on the island! Not only that, but there are an additional 7 regular Wal-Mart stores. That equals 16 Wal-Marts on the island! According to Wikipedia, the square mileage for PR is 3,515, and the square mileage for Green Bay is around 3,332. Can you imagine if there were 16 Wal-Marts in Green Bay?!? That would be like one on every corner! One thing is for certain - they heart Wal-Mart on that island.

On another interesting note, I did read that the Super Wal-Mart in Caguas (PR) had the first 100% LED-lighted parking lot. At first I thought this was the first one in the world, then realized it was the first one on the island. Oh well - that is still special.

In addition to looking for Wal-Marts on our map, we also decided that we would like to visit a church mass on Sunday if we can get our acts together. PR has 6 Catholic dioceses, but they are kind of far from where we are staying. However, I did find a cemetery in Fajardo, which is only about 15 minutes from our hotel. And maybe I'm wrong, but where I come from, typically when there is a cemetery there is a church nearby, right? It's kind of the same idea as having a nail salon and/or Subway in every Super Wal-Mart !  

It will be interesting to see what other surprises await us!

Hasta luego! 
Jamie

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Comments

Scott Bader
2011-09-28

Will you be having any drinks during your travels Jamo?? :)

jmatczak
2011-09-28

Si, mucho!!

Kate
2011-09-28

I just read this - lol. For some reason I fear this blog entry portrays us as having irrational infatuations with alcohol and Walmarts. I, for one, prefer to be under the influence of alcohol if I have to go to a Walmart, but perhaps "island" Walmarts will be more tolerable.
:)

jmatczak
2011-09-28

Nonsense. I don't have to be drunk to go to walmart, nor do I have to go to walmart to get drunk. :)

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