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Update: Limber de Teta, Demolition Derby, Flower Power, Rincón Film Fest, Etc

Posted by Cassie

Rincon beach road
Rincón Back Road

Wow, it always surprises me when I think of what to write about for the blog. I think, I don’t really have any good topics. Then I look through my pictures and I see that we have actually been out doing quite a few things. Here are a few of them:

Rincón International Film Festival
We enjoyed a beautiful and elegant evening at Rincón Beach Resort for the final night of the Rincón International Film Festival also known as ”Best Of Fest.”  I like to watch all the short films that have been sifted through and chosen as the top picks. As for the resort, I have never been to this one and it was really nice. I have seen it advertised on Wheel of Fortune and it definitely has that sort of all-inclusive resort vibe. It even has a swim-up pool bar that is connected directly to the beach.

Rincon Film Fest
With friends at RIFF 

Cassie Rincon Beach Resort RIFF with Markus and Daisy
Fun at Rincón Beach Resort

Limber de Teta
I saw a sign for Limber de Teta and it made me laugh. What could boob limber possibly be? So we stopped and tried it out. It was a limber (like an icee) but sold in a little baggie the shape of a boob. Pretty clever!

Britton sucking teta
Sucking on a parcha/piña boob

Limber de teta Artesan Boobs
At the Limber de Teta stand just off the 115 going towards Aguada

Demolition Derby in Moca
A friend of ours invited us to a demolition derby in Moca that was a fundraiser for his friend’s adolescent daughter who has a very aggressive form of cancer. I see a lot of fundraisers around here for various causes, but this was one of the biggest. We hadn’t been to a demo derby since the Greeley Stampede many years ago. Here it was definitely not regulation size or even in a stadium. People just sort of hung out everywhere, but it somehow worked.

F Cancer Demo car
One of the demolition cars

Demolition crowd Demolition Derby from above
Quite a crowd in the middle of a cleared out field!

As we were watching the events unfold a the derby, a young girl walked by that caught my eye. What was in her hands? Snakes! I was intrigued and began asking her about them. She could tell that I wasn’t afraid of them and said, do you want to hold them? I tentatively said yes and she put the large python on my neck and the baby in my hands. You never know what you may find in the randomest of places!

Snake Cassie edit
Cassie the Snake Charmer. Starting to get a little tight around the neck!

Flower Power: Playing Music
We played our most recent show at Willie’s to the theme of Flower Power/Hippie Night and it was a lot of fun.

Willies Hippie Night
Playing out at Willie’s

Hippies Kenny Markus Cassie Hippie Night
Good times! Peace, Love and Happiness!

On the Property
We have been focusing on property landscaping a little more lately and cleanup. While we’re not completely done with the house, it is functional. So now we are making it and the surroundings pretty! The finca has grown a lot in the last 3 nearly 4 years and we are starting to see the literal fruits of our labors!

Japanese Nispero Flowers
Nispero Japones aka Loquat first flowers!

Cassie Jungle 2 two
Amongst the flowers of our gardens

Kola cola nut flowers
Kola Nut flowers!

I hear something BK
In the jungle of our yard…Hey! What’s that sound?!

We have been clearing out some pretty nasty spiky and poisonous plants lately! Check them out:

Huge Spider Huntsman
Huge harmless spider (on a 2×6 to give you scale)…a huntsman

Cross that bridge
We’ll cross that bridge when we get there

As I was clearing some bromeliads and underbrush from behind the cabin, I found this old liquor bottle. We have determined based on the markings that it is from between 1932-1964! That’s a long time to be sitting out in the middle of the jungle! This old treasure says: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle. John Walker and Sons Ltd Kilmarnock Scotland 4/5 Quart.

Before it was Johnnie Walker, it was John Walker and Sons Ltd

The chickens and turkeys are all doing pretty good. We have to protect them a little more especially now that we are at the cabin and not as close to their coops. We collect quite a few eggs and enjoy their silly antics. Here’s some voodoo magic you can do with a chicken!

Out and about
And then of course there is the randomness of being out and about around the island. You just never know what you might see.

Whole lotta cans
Like a HUGE can of cans!

Muscovie duck
Beautiful duck, I think a Muscovy in a lagoon

Surfrider crewHanging out with Surfrider and a high school science club doing water quality testing 

Cool new mural on a derelict building

Cassie derelict house
And nature reclaiming this one

Not even for one second
This sign made me laugh…No! You can’t park here, not even for one second

One of our favorite little food stands, Sana, moved across the street by the Post Office

Socato fruit
And at the Pulguero in San Sebastian I spotted these huge fruits. They call them Socato

Chilling cassie
Hanging out at one of our favorite bars, Olajas in Aguada

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Waking up to the Sound of Roosters

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Puerto Rico has nice nights.  Last night Cassie and I sat on the porch and listened to the night sounds of the coqui and the smells of the tree blossoms.  Oh and the water was back on, it was out all last night.  We ended up driving to the beach to use the outdoor shower that you use to wash off the sand at the beach!  It was kind of cool to watch the stars shining as we shampooed our hair to the sound of the waves crashing.

This morning we could hear the roosters and they actually haven’t stopped all day.  Our chickens would be jealous, the chickens here get to walk around in the streets.

I wish you could smell this!

We’ve setup a few showings for houses tomorrow in Aguada.  They are places we have been looking into for a while now on the internet.  It will be nice to see them in person.  I’ve uploaded a few pictures in a gallery from today.

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Hiking and Biking up the Poudre

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Colorado Mtns

Yesterday Britton and I met up with our friends Matt and Jamie to go hiking (Jamie and I) and mountain biking (Britton and Matt) up the Poudre River Canyon before we went to the Mishawaka reggae music festival. Colorado is so pretty in the mountains in the summer. Jamie and I hiked up a trail at Young Gulch and  saw a variety of things including butterflies, fields of purple flowers, bees pollinating flowers AND a rattlesnake.

That was really exciting and scary. He was all coiled up, shaking his rattle and ready to strike. I wanted to get a closer picture, but didn’t want to get too close. We had to warn all the people with off-leash dogs. She and I also walked up to Mishawaka as we were waiting for Britton and Matt to get done biking. We saw a dead bat and were offered to get picked up by a couple of guys on motorcycles. We said we weren’t too good at hitch hiking and that we’d just walk. :-) Here are a few pictures:

River and Mountain

Britton and Matt Mtn Biking
Britton and Matt Mountain Biking

Me and Jamie hiking

Jamie and Me, Hiking

Field of Flowers

Fields of Flowers


Butterfly on a flower

Dead  Bat

Dead bat by the side of the road

Rattlesnake in the grass with circle
Rattlesnake in the Grass

This rattlesnake is so well camouflaged that I had to circle it to show you where it is in the grass. Unfortunately, all I have to work with is MSPaint on this laptop, so it looks like a little kid wrote this! :-)

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Scenes of a Sunny Nature

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The yard is becoming quite the wonder once again. I wish it could be spring, summer and fall all year round because our house and yard look awesome and produces some terrific food in the bright sunshine. The chickens would be happier too!  But if that were the case, we might not be planning our escape to Puerto Rico!

The chicks are getting bigger. I think they are still too small to live outside, but they might be able to here in about 3 weeks. We had to put the Schnoodle baby gate over the top of the box because they kept flying up on top of the box sides and pooping.

The big chicken continues to lay her eggs in the newly constructed chicken coop, but still wants to sleep in the greenhouse. One day we closed the greenhouse to see if she would go to sleep on her own in the new coop. When we checked on her, she was sitting right outside our back sliding door, so we just let her into the greenhouse once again.

Here’s a few pictures I took today. Beware, they contain scenes of a sunny nature:

An Exploring Chick
A chick exploring in the flower garden (under supervision)

Chick on my arm
Here’s the chick on my arm and the adult in background

Columbine in Greenhouse
Columbine plant (Colorado state flower) in Greenhouse

Looking up at a columbine
Looking up at a columbine in greenhouse

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