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#1 Steve

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

 
Arrived on the island on the 25th. of June. My internet has been out so the neighbor is letting me borrow his signal until Cablemas gets out to fix it. I went down to talk to them on Wednesday and they would have someone out on Thursday but now it is Sunday and am still waiting. I'll have to make another trip down there tomorrow.
 
The beer and ice are good. The problem is the price of beer went up. It's $131 pesos for a twelve pack of Sol at Mega and $81 pesos a six pack for Dos Equis. I'll have to make a trip around to all the stores tomorrow to find the best price. Covi's is remodeling and still selling a few items out of boxes but I didn't see any coolers set up yet.
 
The temperature has been hot and humid with rain somewhere on the island every day. It doesn't last for long. I am getting thunder and light rain now.
 
David and I met Donna, Tommy, her daughter and husband yesterday for a trip around the island. It was a good day. I also stopped in to see Tony. He looks and sounds good. I will be stopping by again in a couple of days.
 
I packed about 20 minutes before I left and managed to bring everything except my camera. I bought a cheap one at Mega yesterday so I should be able to post a few photos every day or so. The battery wasn't charged very well and only got to take a couple from yesterday.
 
This is across the street from the bar where my friend Freddy works. I forget the name.
 
 
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Freedom Paradise across the street from Rasta's.
 
 
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The next 2 are from Andele's. Used to be the El Gallion but now run by Chris and Sharron.
 
 
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

oh boy - a new Steve report! :D


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

7/01/2013

 

 

 
 
The Explorer is still running good. This last time I left it with my friend Greg so it gets driven around. The battery was stolen last month during the night but he replaced it. This is the first time I have had anything taken on the island.
 
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The broken tail cats is still here in the neighborhood. I first fed it when it was a kitten about 3 years ago.
 
 
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I went out around 11:00am for beer and ice. That was a bad mistake.  I barely made it down to Melgar (16 blocks away) when a big storm rolled in over the island. Lots of heavy rain, lightening, and thunder. Many of the streets flooded like they usually do. The storm only lasted about an hour and a half.
 
 
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The sun has been in and out for the last couple of hours. It's still hot and humid. Didn't really do anything today except relax and have a few drinks. I have been reading the instruction manual for the telescope I bought so when we have a clear night I can take it out and see how it works. This should be a great area for watching the stars. I also need to inspect my metal detector and get out on the beach with that. I should have plenty of time this trip as my girlfriend, Bob, and Sam couldn't make it.
 
 
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

 
7/02/2013
 
 
Last night as I was making dinner I heard all this noise and music out in the street. It was loud with drums beating and music blaring through speakers mounted in the back of a pick-up truck. I had to go out and see what was going on. It was the new candidate for mayor from the PRI party campaigning for votes.
 
 
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I didn't know who was running or who these people were but they came over and talked for a while then gave me T-shirts, a pen, a sewing kit, and a plastic box. I offered them a beer but they didn't want one. I let them put a few stickers up on my wall.
 
 
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I guess it was Freddy and Lilia.
 
 
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I went out for beer and ice this morning. I thought I would go to Chedraui today to check out their beer prices. It was warm, humid, and overcast. The photo is close to Airport road on Melgar.
 
 
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Across the street is the office of the Captain of the Port.
 
 
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Chedraui's prices weren't any better than Mega but as I was driving out of the parking lot there was a tent set up selling Kloster Lite Beer and Sol. I didn't stop but will run back tomorrow to get the price of Sol.
 
 
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I don't think there was more than one ship in today as the street wasn't very busy but it wasn't noon yet.
 
 
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I always like the ride back home on Airport Road especially when the trees are in bloom.
 
 
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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

7/03/2013
 
 
I finished making my dinner last night. A salmon filet with toasted bread soaked in olive oil with tomatoes, onion, basil, and cheese. The dinner came out pretty good.
 
 
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I was planning on it raining all last night. This is a photo of the sky before I went in for the exening.
 
 
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I woke up this morning to thunder, lightening, and heavy rain. It didn't let up until around 1:00 pm. I stayed in the house doing a few chores.
 
 
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I finally went down to Mega around 3:00pm. Picked up some beer and ice. I will have to stock up in the next 2 days as there is an election coming up un the 7th and there won't be any alcohol sales for 2 days. There weren't many people in town.
 
 
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This is what the sky still looks like. I'll just do some reading tonight. Hope it is nice for tomorrow.
 
 
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

I do apologize for not keeping up with the photos. It seems the problem I had was that I went out and got beer and ice then got drunk. It happens every once in a while. The last thing you want to do at night after to many beers is to look at photos and make dinner. I'll try and post some tomorrow. It's been a good weekend.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

I finally got my internet up and running again. It only took four trips down to Cablemas, a new router, and a new cable to the house. That didn't include the 11 day wait with four of those days waiting at the house for them to show up.
 
I think this is the rainest July I have ever spent on the island. It's rained every day since I arrived except today. Today was finally nice. Sunny and warm but it looks like clouds are coming back in again.
 
The beer and ice are holding up good.
 
 
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The liquor stores were closed for the election but I stocked up early so everything was good.
 
 
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In all the stores ice is a precious commodity. In Mega it's stored back by the ATM machines where there are usually armed guards refilling the ATM's. You can't even get near the ice storage without showing a receipt to a security person who has to sign and stamp it before they let you grab a bag. It seems like a lot of extra work to me but I guess people steal ice all the time.
 
 
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I made it to Casa Mission last week for dinner with a couple of people I took around the island. The food and atmosphere were good as usual.
 
 
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The flaming coffee was good too.
 
 
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If you watch the clouds you can sometimes stay ahead of the rain. We managed to do that by going to the other side.
 
 
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Coconuts always makes for a good stop.
 
 
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Usually, our last stop on a trip around the island is Wet Wendy's where you will find friendly bartenders and good drinks.
 
 
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I haven't seen to many convertible vans in my life but there is at least one on the island.
 
 
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The drive along Melgar heading home in the evening is always nice
 
 
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It's starting to rain so I need to go and put the windows up in the Explorer.

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