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Puerto Rico Scenes: Post Cards and Preposterousness

Posted by Cassie

Sometimes I look through my photos and think they look like postcards. Other times they make me laugh out loud at their absurdity. Such is life in Puerto Rico. Here are a few glimpses.

Tropical paradise
Palms and waves

Restart Puerto Rico
Beer and a slice of pizza at Pepe’s in Stella 

Coqui flower
This coqui and a friend hitchhiked a ride with us to the farmer’s market one Sunday morning

We had a swell swell the other day

You never know who might be clowning around

Fila Larga Line
Sometimes the lines (filas) here are insane, but somehow most people are completely ok with them

Cassie in a tree
Beachy days plus tree climbing = Happy Cassie

Drink specials at the gas station
No, Puerto Rico doesn’t have a drinking problem or anything (cheap beer advertised at the gas station pumps)

PR scene
Hammocks are for hanging out!

Palm Scenes
Tres Palmas Reserve Majesty 

Cassie underwaterWe can do underwater photoshoots in winter even if it’s a little chilly for us! (photo credit Laura and Frankie)
Anasco church
Añasco Plaza church

A street vendor shucking habichuelas (beans)

This statue celebrating a murder seemed weird to me -the drowning of Diego Salcedo

Spanglish is everywhere in Puerto Rico -Happy Cumpleaños

Britton and Cassie
Poolside brunch by the sea at Casa Isleña

Cassie beach
More fun at the beach

Steps always beautiful beach

Steps Beach
More steps

Cassie hammock street small
And more hammocks! :-)

Que vivan la belleza y locura de Puerto Rico!

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Out and About Around Town in Photos: March/April 2016

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We have been busy at the finca, but we’ve also been out and about quite a bit. We always see such interesting things and have so much fun whenever we go out. I often don’t have the camera with me or I just miss something, but here are a few occasions where we managed to capture the moment just right.

Waves at the lighthouse
When the waves were up and kicking at the lighthouse

Britton Bar Cuajito
If you’re hanging out at a true Boricua bar, you’ll know it by the artwork on the walls, the generous amounts of mayo-ketchup you are served and the big pot of homemade cuajito on the counter -yum!

Rincon Continentals Daisy Playa
Our latest gig with our band the Rincón Continentals was at Playa Beach Bar -Yes, that translates to Beach Beach Bar -lol (photo thanks to Daisy)

Group photo
Mark, Ric, Chris, Me and Britton loading up gear and having fun after the show

Here’s a fun cover we do of Love Rollercoaster!

Beachy day
The sky and water have been so blue lately!

Slip n Slide easter
Epic Easter Party shenanigans at Summer and Stefan’s! Surfing down a slip ‘n slide! How cool is this! (Thanks to Missy for this photo!)

Speaker truck strange sights
Driving is ever the absurdity with speaker trucks like these!

Truck with no doors strange sights
Or monster trucks like this one without doors

Beach birthday party
And where is the best place for a kid’s birthday party (or anyone’s really)? The beach of course!

Computer repair island style strange sights
And it’s also apparently a good place for computer repair too! Who knew!? :-)

Boss chair pool
And you’ll really feel like a boss when you’re playing at a billiards hall furnished with office chairs! haha!

Car wash gas station view
And don’t forget to take in the most gorgeous ocean views while filling up with gas or washing your car!

How can you not love a place like this?! It’s so much fun!

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Don’t Call the Ambulance For Us and Other Entertainment

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The other day we had an ambulance come down the drive to our house. We are basically at the end of a calle sin salida (dead end road) with only one other house slightly lower and so only very rarely do we have anyone drive past. Even more so, there is a pretty major little hill just as you reach our property. Not even the ice cream truck dares to take this incline for fear of not getting back up. Well, the ambulance wasn’t quite as smart. Thankfully, they weren’t actually on an emergency call and just happened to be lost. (Often people take private ambulance rides for doctors appointments and things; it’s a different type of service than what we northerners normally think.) Still it was pretty hilarious and a good reminder not to count on the ambulance for speedy service! Check out this video.

They eventually made it up! But it took about 10 minutes

We also have had fun going out. We stopped by the Art Walk this week and watched a little unicycling performance. You never know what you might see!

Unicycles at the Art Walk

Another show we went to recently was a reggae concert at Playa Beach bar (weird name for a bar, I know). This is the bar of Villa Antonio and it’s right on the beach. A great venue for a show. We saw P-Dub and friends again. One of our favorite perennial bands and our friend Mark plays with them so it’s even cooler.

Playa beach bar reggae Music

Cassie PDub Reggae
Reggae show


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