Day after day I find myself struggling to get this silly post onto my computer screen. I can’t get past it, so I have 2 choices: bag it or keep pushing through it. Right now I am blank. I’m not really a writer, a photographer, or a storyteller. Nope, I’m just someone who blogs occasionally. So maybe I should call it blogger’s block?
I could practice silence, something I think we could all use at some point. I mean… silence right after I say a few things.
My answer: right now!
But I’m not totally quitting, I’m just quitting trying to save the post as I thought it would be. And dammit, I’m going to post it! I wanted to post about the 2nd fort in San Juan and share some history and my trip advice, but I was boring myself. I probably should have just included something about it in the previous post, but it didn’t take me that way.
It took 250 years to build the fortifications. Over the years, they survived several attacks from the British and the Dutch. It wasn’t until the Spanish American War in 1898 that Puerto Rico became a US territory. You can spend a few extra dollars for admission to both forts, blah, blah, blah…
Here are some photos from the Castillo San Cristobal, the second fort. It is bigger than El Morro, but El Morro feels more expansive and majestic. San Cristobal has better tunnels though.
There are even beautiful views outside the forts, thanks to the wall around the city.
I’m still no more of a writer, photographer, or a storyteller.
It’s time to quit when I’ve driven myself crazy. I’m stubborn enough that I seem to often push to my limits before I let go of something.
And I’m not very good at the silence thing. Ask my husband.