Yearly Archives: 2015

breadfruit: abundant, delicious and free!

“Hurry up!  I can’t hold it much longer!”  Holly was pulling down a branch by practically hanging on it so that I could grab the fruit on the end.  I jumped up as high as I could but the fruit slipped out of my hands, stubbornly staying fixed on the

four day scouting trip to find our home

Our original plan was to rent a fully furnished house when we made our move to Puerto Rico.  However in late 2014, I noticed that interest rates were approaching all time lows.  This, coupled with the fact that it was and continues to be a buyers

real estate shopping in puerto rico

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably at least vaguely aware that the Puerto Rican government is currently embroiled in a massive debt crisis.  Revenue has not matched spending levels for years and the shortfall has been funded with credit.  Figuratively speaking, the credit cards have now

a cornucopia of coconuts

Before coming to Puerto Rico, we never experienced the yummy goodness of fresh green coconuts.  Chilled or over ice, the “water” inside of the coconut makes for a delicious and nutritious drink.  The locals call it coco frio.  The thin, soft fruit tastes good raw and even better toasted

supermoon lunar eclipse

2033.  Eighteen years from now.  That’s how long it will be until the next supermoon lunar eclipse. It hard to imagine where we will be at that time and what our life will look like.  The boys will be grown men.  I will be in my

the amazing sunsets of aguada

I don’t know what it is, but it really seems like the colors at  dusk are more vibrant here.  Perhaps it’s the Saharan dust or the higher humidity.  Whatever the reason, it’s usually well worth stopping what you are doing to take in the amazing sunsets we

sargassum storms the beach

We had only been here a few days when we started to notice it.  Small orange streaks were breaking up the deep blue color of the ocean. As the days went on, the streaks became larger.  On July 20th, we noticed that this now massive swath of orange was heading

toughest day of our move to puerto rico

We had no idea where we were going to sleep.  Our three day stay in another unit in our complex was coming to an end.  Both it and the other VRBO unit in our complex were booked.  There was a Holiday Inn nearly 30 minutes away, but

first day in puerto rico

“Sorry David.” said Josue, my real estate agent.  “My receptionist wasn’t able to drop off the keys because of the rain.  It’s raining like crazy!  But that’s actually good because it has been REALLY dry here.” We had to close on our condo using a power of

a mini whole foods market

I started to write another post this morning about our first day in Puerto Rico (my goal is to write a post for this blog every other Saturday), but then we decided to take a “quick” trip to the store.  It doesn’t take one too long

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