This post has been sitting as a draft for almost a year. The family and l were reminiscing about Puerto Rico and all our adventures there this morning. What a time to recall and post about this incredible castle and fortress in the beautiful and historic Old San Juan. The scale of El Morro was... Continue Reading →
When we came back to Texas, the first question from all our friends and family was, "Are you going to go back to Puerto Rico once all this is over?" Walking it back for a second - we had originally thought, in a perfect world of course, that if we loved Rincon (and we did),... Continue Reading →
Puerto Rico's response has been more drastic than that of the States, for good reason, and the last 24 hours has been a wild ride.
In Solitude Yesterday, I went to Maria's Beach ALL BY MYSELf to watch the sun go down on another day in Rincon. B "sends" me down alone sometimes, when I'm due for some solitude, or the kids seem too exhausted to do another thing, or we are too tired to deal with bringing them back... Continue Reading →
Have you ever thought about why being on vacation feels so relaxing? Is it partly because you know no one is expecting anything of you, the phone is not going to ring with demands, and your social calendar is clear? Being here, I have no friends to hang out with, no classrooms to bring food for, no playdates to take the kids to, no neighborhood meetings that I'm committed to, no birthday parties to buy crap for + rush to, and no extended family to visit . . .
Whether you, too, are fantasizing about living on this temperate, lush, tropical island, or you just like to day-dream about what it might look like to live somewhere else (one of my favorite time-wasters) - this post is for you!
Drumroll - we got a car! We ended up with a 2002 Suzuki XL7 with 92,000 miles (I still can't/don't believe that part). It looked to be in pretty good shape for 3k. Pfew, what a load off, or so we thought. A week later, it broke down, $hizzf*ckmutherbast@rd!
B said I should do a repeating post called the Daily Sunset, and I thought - YES, because the sunsets here are just too good. This sunset on this day was about seeking and finding. We were at home and the kids were pestering and arguing with each other and the whining was hitting a... Continue Reading →
This historic little town inside an overflowing, modern, metropolis felt like another world. Literally, another universe in another time, and I loved it.
Hey guys, guess what? If you want to transfer a vehicle to your name in Puerto Rico, you have to provide your physical social security card at the title transfer office. The actual PAPER CARD. Which I haven't carried around on my person since I was applying for my first jobs and college and passport,... Continue Reading →
Sunsets and Sandcastles The kids have had the opportunity to make some perfectly creative sandcastles here, and we have enjoyed every single one in the last two weeks. It's incredible to live somewhere where this is your playground, and there is no better backdrop for a temporary masterpiece than the Caribbean ocean and a beautiful... Continue Reading →
From the Eyes of a Texan This place is so fun, and funny, and different (to me). As I type, right now, this is going on: There are a bunch of happy-looking chickens doing a chicken noise thing in the house 2 down. They have a super cute coop, complete with a child-size playhouse to... Continue Reading →
A Slice of Magic Outside San Sebastian We took the hour-ish drive over to San Sebastian to the Gozalandia Waterfalls today, and it was well worth it. When we got to the lower waterfall, it was 11 am on a Saturday, and there was no one there. Ten minutes later, there were at least 10... Continue Reading →
There is no other way to share the magic of this island (so far), than by showing. So here goes! I know this is not a Puerto Rico shot, but it feels pretty magical. Our last glimpse of Austin, out R's airplane window. The crescent moon, a few start/planets/sattelites, and the sun going down. Goodnight... Continue Reading →
Our first Airbnb when we get to Rincon is a little casa on the hill, on Cam Carretas 413. The locals call Carr. 413 “The Road to Happiness". Here are some pictures of the vista we’ll have: Aaaah. The most special thing about this house is that if we like it, the owner has offered... Continue Reading →