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That's a great link. Thank you. For those who can't see it (I'm logged in to FB so can) it shows how the airport is back to normal, restaurants open and most desks hardly have a line

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This was posted on Adventure of the Seas roll call for Oct 7th cruise:

dan-mish

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Posted Today, 02:39 AM

 

At the FLL gate, the agent sang Preciosa, a song about PR. Some filmed, and all cheered and clapped. Our flight was going to push off from FLL on time, at 12:30PM today. They paused and announced that they would have to wait a little while because we were taking on what provisions we could for PR. Yeah SW! And everyone clapped. Flight was maybe 75% full. SW had a few more announcements and songs. They clearly have LUV for PR.

 

Left FLL. Do a few circles near SJU, and landed fine. The airport looked fine, except for a few torn roofs. The most obvious signs of Maria are the trees and brush. Some down and some stripped. Terminal is normal inside.

 

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Outside, there we around 20 taxis and other ground trans. Everything looked pretty normal.

 

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In the baggage claim area, there were a handful of RCI agents. In a few minutes we were led outside to load the bags in a box truck. Then, we were directed to our (airport style) bus. Great, informative driver (tipped well). Pence is here, so roads were closed some, but opened as we left. Along the way, we saw some devastation, but it wasn't as bad as we thought it would look. 15 later we were at the cruise terminal. It looked normal.

 

Along the way, we talked to a few locals. Some have stories of home problems. Most seem to want to downplay the situation to us. As day turned to night, there are a few hotels with lights on, so it's not a blackout.

 

I have faith in the positive attitude of our fellow citizens. They are a proud state (quasi) that will bounce back.

Dan

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