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

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

notes from our move to puerto rico

Three weeks ago today we all piled into our Honda CR-V in Texas and today I am writing this from our semi-furnished condo in Puerto Rico.  So much has happened between then and now that it’s hard to know where to begin so I’m going to just focus this post on the