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Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday evening rant.....

“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”
George Orwell, 1984

I just got off the phone with Judy and Andre. They called to see when we would be arriving in Vieques. They also told me that Vieques has some new fascists running around on the refuge. One told Andre that he couldn't hang his hammock in the trees because it was blocking a path to La Plata? Never mind that Judy and Andre have been going to Vieques for over 20 years and that they help to keep the beaches clean..nope doesn't matter. Is there any place where big brother is not sticking his nose in?

 Andre also said that they've torn down the cabanas and that there's NO STRUCTURES allowed AT ALL! I suppose now will have to have a committee to determine what a structure is.  He said that they were told that everything had to be natural? Really? You mean, like the 21 "lomos" on the way into the refuge? Or the newly build visitor center or the warnings about unexploded ordinances or all the contaminated areas still left? The same government that literally blew the eastern half of the island to smithereens now is telling Andre that his hammock is a problems and my cabanas  are not natural.



Friday, January 25, 2013

One week and counting.....

Only one week out now from our Feb trip to Vieques. We are so very ready to be back. Our love affair with La Isla Nena is as strong as ever. In anticipation of our next stay we put together a video montage of pictures we've taken on different trips. Funny how even after all these visits we're still in awe of just how beautiful Vieques is.

Hope you enjoy and we'll see ya on the island  next week.