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What’s with the stop lights?

Ever since we returned from summer break the stop lights around the Mayaguez Mall (where half the traffic of the city filters through) are either blinking, mistimed or off completely. And that changes hourly. Our route to the new school … Continue reading

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Is Puerto Rico loud or is it just me?

I have sensitive ears. I get them from my Mom. My sisters complained that as kids if they wanted to share something secretly they’d have to walk down the block so she wouldn’t hear. Even now, I can’t sleep with … Continue reading

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Maria- a year later

  My sister asked me recently how Puerto Rico is doing one year after the hurricane. (I refer to Maria even though PR was effected by Irma as well). To me my daily routine feels much like it did before … Continue reading

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Abandoned Bowling Alley

About a mile from our house is an abandoned bowling alley.  There are many many abandoned buildings all over the city but a bowling alley is an extra special lure. For the first two years of living here there was … Continue reading

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Disney on Ice

It snowed in Puerto Rico today!!! We took the kids to Disney on Ice for the second year in a row. Last time we saw it in Ponce. This time we ventured to the Coliseo in San Juan. The 4 … Continue reading

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La ultima dia de escuela – mama y dada

The school year went a bit late this spring to make up for the 27 days lost to hurricanes last fall. Thursday was the last school day, so Trevor and I decided to have a mini adventure without the kiddos … Continue reading

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Festival de la Piña

My daughter and I went to the Piña Festival in La Parguera, Lajas today. That’s in the Southwest part of the island where the climate is very dry. The boys in the family didn’t have much interest in going so … Continue reading

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Papel de inodoro

Toilet paper. Papel sanitario. TP. It goes in the toilet when you’re done. Right? Not always…read the signs! (Ok two of those aren’t about toilet paper – one says don’t put your feet on the wall and the other says … Continue reading

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