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Monthly Archives: April 2015
Carribean dust storm
“ As much as three billion metric tons of Saharan dust is transported across the Atlantic Ocean annually (Prospero et al., 1996).” Yeah you read that right. It’s been hazy here. I just thought it was humidity but my friend informed … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged haze, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Sahara sand 3 Comments
$45 ticket. Like, a hundred restaurants and culinary schools, an Iron Chef competition, live bands and ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK! Game on! Festival Gastronomica is a major event that draws people from all over the west side of … Continue reading
Posted in festivals Tagged festival gastronomico, Lindy Hop, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, restaurants, wedge shoes 2 Comments
It’s a gas!
I like to roll with whatever Puerto Rico deals to me. Adventure is the reason we moved here. But, maybe besides the DMV, the one thing that I will always gripe about are the gas stations. Let me explain… The … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged gas, gas stations, Mayaguez, pay at the pump, Puerto Rico 6 Comments
A Day in the Life on a Carribean island – WITH KIDS
I subscribe to this blog. And today I read the post about a day in her tropical life. It sounds fantastic. I should move to a tropical island so I can blog about lazy days like that. Oh wait… I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged international travel with kids, kids, tropical island 5 Comments
How to get your yearly car inspection and license sticker in 25 easy steps
1) notice that the sticker on your windshield expires in a week 2) have your knowledgeable neighbors explain the crazy process of getting a new one 3) head reluctantly to CESCO (the DMV). 4) get in info line 5) Have … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged auto expreso, car renewal, CESCO, DMV, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 8 Comments
A day at the lake
There are no natural lakes in Puerto Rico, but I have heard the man made lakes are very pretty. Lago Dos Bocas was a bit of a drive, albeit an easy one. And pretty it was. I made reservations at … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged lago dos bocas, puerto rico lakes 7 Comments
A privileged excuses for boarder crossing
I read magazines at the beach. Today I read National Geographic’s article about the Syrian refugees fleeing into Turkey. And I thought, how blessed am I to easily cross boarders by choice with leisure preparation and settle in nicely to … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged beach, Puerto Rico, refugees, syria, turkey 1 Comment
I love Star Trek. Dare I admit, I was obsessed in high school. (Yes I’ve been to conventions). My iPhone cover looks like a triquarter. So needless to say, the fact that I can whip out my phone and find … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged google translate, Spanish 1 Comment
Good Friday. AKA Beach Friday
When I was a kid Good Friday meant going to a long mass at church. And no meat. There are probably aspects of those traditions here, but when I ask the locals what’s the tradition on Good Friday? They all … Continue reading
Posted in beaches 2 Comments