It’s that time again to sort through all the photos that have no other real place but in a random photo drop. All the little moments in life add up…
I love checking out old abandoned buildings!
Yard work is always humbling in its scale
And its rewards like seeing this young hawk up close
Or this little guy
Back side of the cabin as it is currently
At another cool abandoned house
Randomness of life here…Viking helmets and old nuclear reactors
So breathtaking -Spanish wall overlooking Pools Beach in Rincóñ
You know it’s a surf town when…
At the international folkloric music/dance night in Rincon -people from all over the world came like Turkey!
Slovenia! (With my funny friend Jenn! haha)
I thought the fiddles, overalls and square dancing was a funny representation of the USA, but somewhat accurate I suppose for folk dancing
Now that’s what you call a lot of junk in your trunk!!
Check out these cool mushrooms growing on rotting wood
White torch gingers at our finca
Plumeria caterpillar munching away
Beautiful Boquerón -standing
And laid out (thanks to Amanda for this photo)
You never know what you might see…ram horn helmet and a skeleton at a restaurant!
That’s quite the paint job!
And that’s one heck of a wreck!
We went out salsa dancing with fedoras at a place called Hydra and had a lot of fun! It’s a cool, hip place and while I love salsa dancing and music it does seem to be dying off as a popular music style here on the island. Bachata, merengue and reggaeton are far more favored at most bars. Salsa is like 50′s sock-hop music would be to most people stateside.
We got some moves- haha!
Yah, you know there’s just a random pyramid in Aguada
This weekend we attended the annual Fiestas Patronales in Rincón as we have for the last couple years. It’s a fun weekend of carnival rides, live music, fried foods and sugary or alcoholic drinks, people watching, dancing, games and gambling and more. This year it was a bit wet and muddy due to some tremendous afternoon aguaceros (downpours), but we still had a great time. It always reminds us a little of the Greeley Stampede back in Colorado and the summer fun there. For these Fiestas Patronales this year we met up with a few friends and enjoyed the festivities. Here are a few pictures and a video of our time.
Bright lights, loud music, swirling rides and fun times!
Learning and playing Pica
I finally learned how to play pica. It is essentially roulette. Instead of betting where the ball will land on the roulette wheel though, you bet which little wooden horse will come in first place. There are 24 spots and you win 20 to one on a number. Like roulette though you can bet on the line or a quadrant and earn a little less. Not very good odds, but fun to play for a while.
The bets are placed with a domino
Britton, me and our friend Lichi
Carnie food like pinchos and arañitas which translates to little spiders. A nest-like bowl of shredded and fried plantains with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and bbq chicken
I had as much fun as any kid could!
We also really enjoyed the live music! It’s always so impressive to see these bands perform.
My birthday was pretty fun. We went out to a late lunch with my parents and grandma to Farmer’s Inn in Lasalle.
Out to Farmer’s With the Fam
Then, later that evening we went out to the Rio in downtown Greeley for some margaritas and live music. There was a reggae band and it was pretty cool.
At the Rio with Matt, Jamie, Bobbie, Erin and Chad
Greeley Reggae band Trichomewith courthouse building behind
Britton and I got our tarot cards read from a lady across the street. It was pretty accurate including that we had some “delays” (AKA Puerto Rico). Since it was my birthday, she gave me a tarot card to keep. I pulled the King of Cups which means I have one or more strong, supportive and loving men in my life (both my dad and Britton). She said I was the Queen of Pentacles and good with money. Together we (the King of Cups and Queen of Pentacles) work well together.
The Card I took home
We had made plans to go out salsa dancing and meet some friends over at St. Michaels’ event center, so we headed over there around 8 or so. When we got there it became apparent that we had left a pretty cool party with live music for one with only about 20 people sitting around listening to a dj, so we went back downtown.
Friends Adriana, Bobbie, me and Lorena taken with Britton’s cell phone at the salsa place
We danced to the reggae band and my friends dedicated a song for my birthday. We stayed there until it closed and then headed across the street to the Penalty Box and hung out there for a while more. It was a very fun birthday.
Reggae Band Trichome early in the evening with Matt and Jamie’s daughter dancing