buenos días y feliz domingo/sonntag/sunday/TBD/sábadog(1) locos Sorry for the delay. Had to make sure we had accommodations for our trip to Acapulco. Luke can you set us down at the Fort of San Diego? My sources said it is temporarily closed, so we need to clean up before we leave.
It was build to fight off pirates, but I believe our pirate friend is still around the facility. Not sure if he will show himself, but look for notes and items he may leave for us.
And a little history about this place:
“An overview of the rich history of Acapulco in the emblematic San Diego Fortress. It is the most important historical monument in the port of Acapulco, unique in Mexico due to the classic “star” design of Marquis de Vauban, military architect to Louis XIV, and is typical of Spanish forts after the enthronement of the Bourbons following the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1715). With its singular geometric design in the shape of a pentagon or five-pointed star, the building fulfilled the Spanish crown’s policy to maintain a defensive structure for its possessions on the Pacific coast. The fort was intended to protect the galleons which landed in Acapulco at the end of their “return trip” journey from Manila, carrying valuable goods from China (silk, porcelain, brocade) and other places in the East. This trade lasted for 250 years.”
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