I really want to keep up with the blog and keep sending you guys a little taste of Puerto Rico everytime we post. There aren’t many projects going on right now besides the constant mowing and weed whacking of our property during rainy season so I’ll make a ‘day in the life of…’ type post.
I experience two extremely Puerto Rican moments today. The first was a little bit of an inconvenience, but not a big deal. The one gas station in town that I trust to not have water in the fuel was out of Regular gas today. Oh well, I’ll get gas in the morning. Currently, regular gas is going for $.88 a liter. That makes it about $3.35 a gallon. I spend an average of 60 minutes in the car on days that I drive. That is about 40 to and from Sydney’s school (once a day) and another 20 minutes to go to surf, grocery store or friends house. When the surf is flat and before Sydney was in school, there were times we would go days without driving anywhere and I would only have to fill up the gas Tundra of the Tundra about once a month.
The second Puerto Rican moment was purely experiential and me appreciating Sydney’s home town and la isla enctanta. I was at a bakery ordering a $2.25 ham, egg and cheese sandwich on a flattened piece of fresh baked bread and saw a pile of fresh Puerto Rican avocados (aguacates) piled up on the counter next to a glass display filled with absolutely delicious looking Puerto Rican pastries. Yum. It is a scene we see here all the time. Seasonal fruit on the counters from peoples back yards, sold on the side of roads, gas stations etc. The pastries are always here too, but don’t eat to many…they’re aren’t exactly good for your waistline. Have you ever had a quesito though? Next time you’re down, you better get one and a small cafe con leche. Mid morning snack of champions.