Big Waves in Puerto Rico

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After a month and a half of absolutely no good surf in Rincon, we got smacked upside the head with a gigantic swell this week. The swell came from the low pressure system that moved off into the Atlantic last week after delivering a tornado to Atlanta Georgia. Strong winds, low barometric pressure and a good fetch create

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Time for Tomato Cages

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The tomatoes that Eddie planted in the cool garden beds that he made, are starting to get big. So Stefan and I decided it was time to make some tomato cages. Luckly(?) we have 6 big rolls of fencing left over from putting up the fence in the backyard, so we recycled one roll into tomato cages. Making

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The Fruits Vegetables of our Labor

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When Stefan's buddy Eddie was in town, he spent a lot of his time gardening and planting random things in our yard (thanks, Eddie!). He threw some lettuce seeds in places that he figured that they would grow and, guess what?! They did!! I decided to make myself a midnight snack the other day and enjoy the fruits

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Puerto Rican Poker Stats

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As many of you know, there is not a whole lot to do in Rincon, Puerto Rico, once the sun goes down. Luckly there are many poker players in town, so we play home poker games 3 times a week. Mondays and Saturdays we play at Marks house and here are the official poker stats: Rincon Poker Rankings

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St. Patrick’s Day in Puerto Rico

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Does anyone know if Puerto Rico celebrates the 'non-religious' side of St. Patrick's day? Just to clarify that, I know that it is celebrated in the churches here, but do local Puerto Rican bars (not tourist bars) dye the beer green, hang four leaf clovers and discount Bushmills and Jameson shots?

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Dengue Fever

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Last week, I started feeling a little weak, it was getting harder and harder to get up early for surfing every morning, I had muscle and joint soreness and it felt like I had water in my ears all the time. It was throwing off my equilibrium, making be feel dizzy and all I really wanted to do

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Monkey the Dog Loves Chichieto the Cat

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It really is so cute how our little animal family is getting along. Kuta, Monkey and Cheech follow Stefan and I around the property while we are out and about and I swear that Cheech thinks he is a dog. We could literally walk him on a leash because he just wants to cruise around with us and

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Landscaping the Backyard

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Stefan and I have been putting some effort into planting trees in the backyard and it's coming along nicely! We threw down some grass seed a couple of months ago and it's growing in pretty darn good for the little to no effort we have put into it. Today and yesterday we planted two 6' MacArthur Palms and

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Whoops!

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Stefan, Kuta, Monkey, Cheech and I were planting palms behind the house yesterday, trying to pimp out the backyard. We got two Areca Catechu's in the ground and we were trying to figure out where to plant the red palm that we got from Montoso Gardens. Stefan figured out where it would look good and starting digging with

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ARF of Rincon Donation

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Today I sent the check off to the Animal Rescue Foundation of Rincon. As promised, I matched any donations made and the total sent was $240. I know that ARF has been having problems staying open due to lack of funds, so hopefully this will help at least a little bit. If you'd still like to donate to

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