Category Archives: Children

x-ray showing Waylon's broken bone which necessitated our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

Cartwheels at the beach provided an opportunity none of us really wanted; the opportunity to find out for ourselves what healthcare in Puerto Rico is like. Waylon loves doing handstands and cartwheels at the beach and is actually quite good.  A couple of weeks ago, he was attempting do a new trick; a cartwheel-flip off a

my boys posing at la parguera, puerto rico

moving to puerto rico with kids

Depending on their age and dispositions, moving to a new and unfamiliar place like Puerto Rico can be very stressful for children.  Our oldest is sociable and thrives on interaction with others, so after the initial excitement of the move wore off, he was in a bit of a funk because he

The black and gold coast

our dynamic namesake – the black and gold coast

It happened so slowly it was barely perceptible.  Bit by bit, sand from our beloved beach vanished into the sea.  We didn’t even know what was going on until one day late last year it hit us; our sandy beach had completely disappeared! Right under our noses the black and gold coast had reinvented itself into

waylong enjoys collecting the trash and sea glass in puerto rico

trash and sea glass in puerto rico

It’s no secret that Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere.  That’s why it’s especially disheartening when you see some of them littered with piles of trash and broken glass.  There seems to be less of a stigma with littering here than

view atop the hills of rincón

the spectacular hills of rincón

As much as we love our condo, we do miss the privacy we used to enjoy when we had a house.  The boys in particular miss having their own yard.  Going to the condo grounds requires carrying a set of keys which is, more often than not, good enough reason for

horses in puerto rico

horses in puerto rico

Here in Puerto Rico there are horses everywhere.  We often hear people riding their horses past our condo on their way to the beach.   We even used to have horses that lived on the land behind the condo.  Unfortunately, they have since been moved. Día del Descubrimiento

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

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

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