When I was a kid my sister and I loved building forts. We’d gather as many pillows and blankets as we could find and stack them up against the furniture to make the ultimate hideout. We would enter the fort and create a different world, spending hours on end entertaining ourselves. So when I actually got to wander around a real fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico when I was 10, it stuck with me forever. I don’t remember much about it now, but I do know that to this day I still recall the fascination and excitement it sparked in me.
Families and friends gather in the park outside the fort to fly kites or just enjoy the sunshine. There’s no shade anywhere, but there is a nice breeze.It doesn’t look like “much” from the front……but once you get inside, a whole new world opens up.From walkways that lead to different levels inside the fort……to tunnels that take you several flights down……it’s like a city within itself.
And it quickly becomes apparent that this is the ultimate fort!