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Posts Tagged: La Finca Vieques

Yep, a lot can happen to a gal in 17 years…

…or a family, or a small, Caribbean island. When we first got to Vieques in 1996, it wasn’t included on most maps of the Caribbean. I called it “almost undiscovered,” and all of us were “young,” (in varying relative terms). You could wear cut offs and flip-flops anywhere on the island; clean if you were… Read more »

Puerto Rico

I had been to San Juan once before, for a two-hour layover. But sometimes that’s all you need; like falling for the cute guy in the truck next to you at the red light. Just a brief smile is enough, and you drive away certain its l-o-v-e. How will you ever find him again? Puerto… Read more »

in which we find the finca

Folks were friendly. Native Viequense or bleary-eyed ex-pates, both seemed to welcome anyone weird, or adventurous enough, to have bothered to find, and get to the place. Just having landed on the island made you sort of an insider. We’d past the first of many, oh so many, initiations to come. Vieques is roughly 3… Read more »