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Rainforest’s In Puerto Rico

It was a beautiful, sunny day in San Juan. At first waking up at 7am did not appeal to me, as it was a day of break, a day of sleeping in and junk food. My parents had a different perspective obviously as we are hiking up a rainforest. I was flabbergasted at the sight, the greenery scattered throughout the land, shadowing over us, keeping us cool, away from sunburns and ridiculous tan lines. I had worn my swimsuit hearing that there was a waterfall at the end of the road. I was the first to arrive considering that I sprinted my way through downhill ramps.

As we were nearing the waterfall, the sound slowly started making its way towards my ears, soothing my mind. When I caught my first glimpse at the flowing water falling into the large pool of the remains. The water clear and calm, pulling in my attention. I immediately jump into the water from one of the tallest cliffs I could find. It probably wasn’t the smartest idea due to the rocks, but I managed to find a clearing. Not to mention the endless amount of people surrounded in the shallow end. I made sure to find somewhere people weren’t already hogging. Standing underneath the waterfall shower head, my adrenaline was so high, almost as if I were winning a gold medal in the Olympics. My siblings were all in with me and we were laughing about the stupidest things, not to mention the endless smoke bombs that we would throw around each other just to mess around.

Being the crazy adventurous person my brother is, he starts climbing up some rocks that look like they would start an avalanche any second, and being the wacky sidekick, I follow him up. We were what you would consider the troublesome duo. The one that you would be petrified to have in your class, scared that we would pull some prank on you. This time it was my parents being worried. Climbing up those slippery, slimy rocks was like trying to rock climb up a steep mountain, without any gear on. We were slipping and sliding on the pieces of moss that tangle into your toes as you walk over them. The day soon ended, and before we knew it, we were at the New Years pool party with various other teenagers that got sent here.It was a beautiful, sunny day in San Juan.

Photo by trishhartman, Flickr