April 5, 2011

Bioluminescence

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Today I woke up on Culebra and decided it was time to head on, again. Many people have been telling me about the bioluminescent bay in Mosquito Bay on Vieques Island, so this is next. First I needed to drop off the rental Suzuki back to Jerry, then catch a ferry to the mainland. Once [...]

April 5, 2011

Maps

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Remember Jerry’s Maps I was telling you about yesterday? Well I thought I’d show some pics of them… I’ll catch up on getting pictures uploaded to Flickr when I get back to WiFi. In the meantime enjoy the lower resolution.

April 4, 2011

Island Hopping with Friends

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Last night I left my friends in Caguas and headed up to Fajardo in the northeast part of the island. I’d been hearing good things about a nearby island called Culebra. This morning I decided to hop on a ferry and head over to check it out (cost to ride the ferry $2.25). On the [...]

April 3, 2011

Sunday with Friends

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Since I couldn’t find a protestant church I was willing to go to, I ended up joining a Catholic church for Sunday Mass (my first time at Mass). It gave me several things to ponder. I was amazed at the actions of the congregation. When someone came into the building they would get some holy [...]

April 2, 2011

Art, Caves and ET

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After a slow wake up, this is Saturday after all, and installing a printer for a client back in the States, my day of adventure began. Once again I ventured up the path to the Arecibo Observatory. Let me tell you, it’s certainly worth the trek there, if only for the scenery along the way. [...]

April 1, 2011

Detours and Such

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As my mind slowly drifted it’s way back into the existence we know as conscious thought, it quickly regretted all the Tequila I consumed last evening… Ok, so I didn’t imbibe last night, but probably should have. Instead, I ended up driving around a whole bunch of side roads searching out a hotel for the [...]

March 31, 2011

New Friends, New Experiences

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Today started off with a bang. A bird left a little blessing on the top of my head :) :( I’m told by the friendly folks at Starbucks it’s good luck. Personally, I think this superstition is based on the Puerto Ricans need to make themselves feel better about getting defecated on, again. Apparently it [...]

March 31, 2011

Visiting Puerto Rico Requires These Three Things

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1) A portable router – Apple’s Airport Express is THE Router to bring. 2) Cash – The currency of Yesterday still prevails in parts of this American territory. 3) Howard Schultz’s (Founder & CEO of Starbucks) cell phone number – Believe it or not, but Starbucks on this Island doesn’t accept their own gift cards. [...]

March 30, 2011

In This Moment…

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Wow, Old Town San Juan is amazing. A much better experience than my encounter through the newer part of the city. It’s got a quaint feel, with amazing architecture and plazas throughout. This I would definitely recommend as a day trip (or 2). I spent from about 5:30 on exploring the Western end of it, [...]

March 30, 2011

A day of work

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Today I woke up and hopped right to work, to take a short break I checked out of the hotel and drove to a Starbucks in Old Town San Juan… The Starbucks in PR don’t accept payment by scanning my iPhone, but here’s the worst part, they don’t even accept their own gift cards. So [...]

March 29, 2011

2 Shirts, 2 Slacks, 2 Shorts, 2 Weeks

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This afternoon has found me in a new locale, again. The trip was planned well in advance… Well, “planned” means the plane ticket was purchased a month ago. I found myself in a quandry when the guy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, asked me where I was staying. You see, I hadn’t even made any hotel reservations [...]

February 23, 2011

West Coast Favourites

West Coast Favourites

San Diego to Seattle is a fantastic roadtrip for anyone looking to experience the American west coast. The path I traveled, including side jaunts, was about 1,500 miles. You can probably add another 200 miles driving around in the cities. Make Map Fullscreen North of San Francisco my path cut inland and took interstate 5 [...]

February 20, 2011

More Layovers than Hours of Sleep

Time to return the rental and catch some flights. My trip back home takes me all over the country. Here’s the low-down (all times are given in EST): 8:30p Sat to 9:30a Sun; Seattle to Phoenix to Denver to Charlotte to Indianapolis. Wow, it was a hectic schedule but it allowed me to arrive home [...]

February 19, 2011

Ravens and Fish

Ravens and Fish

Today is my last day on this vacation. So David and I decided to make the most of it and explore a little, but first we needed to find some breakfast. There’s a very unique local coffee shop called Beyond the Bridge Cafe with a very Edgar Allen Poe feel to it. On most of [...]

February 18, 2011

Oregon and Seattle Evenings

Oregon and Seattle Evenings

(Caption: on the 1 north of San Francisco) At the gas station this morning I found out it’s illegal for a motorist to tank up their own vehicles in Oregon, apparently we’re not equipped or smart enough to know how to do this. Drove through some beautiful mountains and scenery in Oregon.

February 17, 2011

Curvy Roads, Detours and Snow Storms

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It all began innocently enough, after leaving my favorite (to date) Starbucks

February 16, 2011

Beach Exploration, San Francisco Barista Training and Norwegians.

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I didn’t make it all the way to San Francisco last night, had to pull over in Santa Cruz and catch a couple hours of shut eye. This morning I stopped and explored a remote area of the beach and discovered some great surf and scenery. Here’s a video of my experience, however if you [...]

February 16, 2011

Around San Francisco

Around San Francisco

Here’s a short video driving down the curviest road in America…. As I look out my favorite (to date) Starbucks window (located at Hyde and Beach) it’s pouring rain. Since I’m in a new city I still find it intriguing, especially because a cable car is stuck in the middle of the intersection due to [...]

February 16, 2011

Video outside San Simeon

Here’s a short clip by the beach…

February 15, 2011

Monterey Peninsula Beach

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After dinner, before heading toward San Francisco, I stopped by the Monterey Beach. The tide was certainly up with waves crashing against the rocks. It’s a cloudy night (just after 10p) with no visible moon.

February 15, 2011

Hearst Castle, Carmel (the California kind) and Monterey

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The drive out of Solvang to Hearst Castle was beautiful. North of San Louis Obispo, going up the 1 to Cambria, are miles and miles of green rolling hills. Scattered about are cows and sheep. Big rock formations dot the landscape with barely a tree in sight. It’s amazing to see all the different kinds [...]

February 15, 2011

Solvang

Solvang

My destination on the other side of Los Padres National Forest was a quaint Swiss/Danish style town called Solvang. Pretty much a tourist trap but well worth 2 or 3 hours, if you enjoy a shopping district with lots of unique storefronts and a not so usual range of products. Thomas Kincade even painted a [...]

February 15, 2011

Santa Barbara & Los Padres National Park

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All too soon I’ve had to leave Santa Barbara, my time in this coastal town was not long enough. After only 16 hours it already feels like home. By the light of day the architecture was even more interesting to explore. It’s as if the town council hired one architect, designer and landscaper and they [...]

February 14, 2011

Malibu Hills and Sleepy Towns

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Heading north on the 1 (the 1 and 101 run along the coast), I found myself in Malibu next. There was a road off to my right with a steep incline so, naturally, I took it. For over an hour I explored the crooks and crannies of the Malibu hills. The mansions were amazing and [...]

February 14, 2011

BMW’s, Bugatti’s & The Hills

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As the economy in California has tanked along with some public services, it’s good to see the folks in Beverly Hills are protected by local law enforcement on BMW motorcycles. This morning I headed into LA to visit Beverly Hills. The town certainly exceeded my expectations, but I guess I should expect nothing less from [...]

February 13, 2011

A Day in San Diego

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After checking out of The Bristol I started meandering around downtown San Diego and found the architecture as well as trees and plants to be amazing. Of course there are palm trees everywhere. What astounds me is that Spring is in full bloom with leaves all over the trees, flowers budding and birds happily chirping [...]

February 12, 2011

Gotta Go

I woke up this morning with an urge to escape the humdrum of central Indiana. I’d been experiencing this for the last several weeks, as we’d had only about 3 or 4 days without snow on the ground since the beginning of winter. Today I decided to to do something about it, I checked Travelocity.com [...]


Puerto Rico Travels

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