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five mature coconuts with husks still on

diy tool for removing coconut husk

Coconuts are everywhere here in Puerto Rico which is awesome.  However, opening a mature coconut is not a lot of fun.  The first few times we tried it, Holly and I ended up with blisters on our hands after nearly an HOUR of struggle.  Hack at

waylon sitting with boggie board at one of the western puerto rico beaches

western puerto rico beaches

“Where are all the trees?”, Holly said in shock the first time we drove down to North Padre Island in Texas.  Growing up within walking distance to Kailua Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu, she was not prepared for the sight of what was essentially a barren, desert

me holding a beautiful bunch of red bananas - avocados bananas puerto rico

avocados, bananas and more in puerto rico

“You want some avocado with your eggs this morning?”, Holly said, smiling.  “Yeah, I guess I should have some”, I drearily replied. We spent the last few weeks back at our friend’s little finca in the hills of Rincón again and avocados were in season.  Every morning

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

celebrating six months in puerto rico with fire crackers!

six months in puerto rico

Wait… 2015 is already over?  It certainly doesn’t feel like we’ve been living in Puerto Rico for six months already! Time absolutely flies by.  The speed at which the earth revolves around the sun seems to increase with each passing year.  Before we get too far into 2016,

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

first impressions of puerto rico

Having plunged headfirst into life in Puerto Rico for about a month now, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a break from setting up our condo for a moment to document our initial impressions. Driving One of the first things everyone notices when they get here is that driving

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