SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Greetings from the Puerto Rico Tip-off.
I spent most of Thursday in Old Town walking around the cobbled streets enjoying the hot temperatures and local dishes.
After lunch I stormed Castillo San Felipe del Morro, one of the two spectacular major fortifications that construction began on nearly 500 years ago. “El Morro” was built to protect San Juan’s bay from attack by sea and to protect Spain’s access to New World wealth.
There are still visible scars on El Morro from the United States attack during the Spanish-American War in 1889 when Puerto Rico became a U.S. Territory.
Unfortunately, my commute from the hotel to the Coliseo de Puerto Rico for Thursday night’s action took place during rush hour. Driving in San Juan is a little like driving down to Dove Valley during the old T-Rex days.
Stay tuned for complete coverage of the Buffs’ run here at the Puerto Rico Tip-off.