Dec 20, 2020

Christmas In Puerto Rico ~

 I find that it’s the simple things that 
remind you of family around the holidays...

The main tree at Plaza Las Americas.  Plaza", as it is known
 to many Puerto Ricans, was the first indoor shopping mall 
built in Puerto Rico. It is the largest shopping mall in the 
Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America.

Plaza Las Americas features a centrally located water
 fountain, which was featured twice on teen pop rock 
group Menudo videos during the early 80s. 

As of 2018, a new fad
 among Puerto Ricans 
was to jump into this water fountain to get wet and 
record it, and post videos of the act on the internet.

Plaza's Macy's was the first one to open in the Caribbean.
Plaza's Chili's is the highest grossing in the world. It has 
the world's largest Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurant.

It houses the first Cheesecake Factory restaurant in 
the Caribbean, officially opened on August 28, 2013. 
Every two hours there is falling of snow.

Sports Authority became the sixth largest anchor store, 
first opened up in mid-2014, followed by an expansion of parking 
spaces. It closed in 2016 after the company declared bankruptcy 
and was replaced by a Marshalls in February 2018.

It's the happiest time of the year,  Covid or no Covid.

This year pile my gifts under a palm tree...

From home to home, and heart to heart, from
 one place to another. The warmth and joy of
 Christmas, brings us closer to each other...