Five years ago Puerto Rico was changed by Hurricane María. It caused so much destruction, so many deaths, losses and changes that just the mention of a hurricane causes a deep sense of fear and stress in everyone. This time is was Hurricane Fiona, which was different than María but still deadly. Fiona turned into … Continue reading Hurricane Fiona
The night before the storm always feels spooky for me. It’s dark, it’s raining and we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I’m just calm because I did everything I could to be safe. I think I’m ready for this, now all I have to do is wait and hope for the best. We … Continue reading Tropical storm Fiona
To change our weekend routine, my family decided we should go on a hike on Sunday, so we went to Cañon San Cristobal in Barranquitas. I had never been there and didn’t know what to expect, I just knew that is was going to be hot. Because it was going to be very hot, we … Continue reading Hiking to Cañón San Cristobal
With only few days left in my Christmas vacation, I want to make the best of the last morning walks. It feels like it’s coming to an end too soon, just when I was getting used to it. Today we went to old San Juan again, but we didn’t take our usual route, we went … Continue reading I’m going to miss these walks
Last week I was excited for our morning walks every day, except Saturday because it is my rest day so I didn’t go. I was afraid I wouldn’t want to go today either because once you stop it’s harder to start again. The key is not to think about it very much, I just got … Continue reading Three miles and a new gym
What a great day! Because today is my mother’s birthday, we went to the beach. It wasn’t just any beach, she wanted to come to La Parguera, where we rented a boat and went to a place like this and this We thought there wouldn’t be people at the beach since it’s a week day … Continue reading Birthday weekend at the beach
Today was a great day, a Saturday that did not involve going to the supermarket. Instead, we went to the beach! Once again, the governor opened the beaches after being closed for about two months because of the coronavirus. I’m all for taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of the virus but I … Continue reading Another day at the beach!
I’m very proud to say that my grandfather’s first book was published today! This book narrates the history of chemical impacts Puesto Rico has suffered throughout the it’s history, has been decades in the making. From oil spills, and discharges, to shipwrecks, and leaks, he narrates everything that has taken place in Puerto Rican waters, … Continue reading My grandpa published his first book!
I have been waiting for this for months, I was afraid it wouldn’t be possible this summer but the day finally came. When I remembered we were going to the beach today, I didn’t think twice about getting out of bed. It was a beautiful day, perfect for going to the beach. I know what … Continue reading First day at the beach after quarantine
As of last night, Puerto Rico is in quarantine and will be for at least two weeks. The governor had to take these drastic measures to ensure the safety of the island and although this will be tough on our already weak economy, it has to be done for the safety of the Puerto Rican … Continue reading Social distancing: Day 1
I thought our Sunday walk would not be that long today because we walked with Indy and Sandy yesterday and it looked like it was going to rain today. We first did the Paseo de la Princesa and El Morro walk, which seemed shorter today. Maybe it was because we had already done it, maybe … Continue reading A day in San Juan
We did it, we walked again this weekend; first on Saturday night night then again on Sunday morning. Both days we walked in Old San Juan but we took different routes, we don’t want to get bored of the same thing. It was a little difficult on Saturday night because we had to go up … Continue reading Let’s go on another walk
I never liked morning walks or mornings when I was young, but as I got older and things changed in my life I now like doing things like walking and exercising in the morning. So when my parents wanted me to go on a walk with them to Old San Juan I said yes. They … Continue reading Who doesn’t like a morning walk?
2020 is definitely not off to a great start , especially in Puerto Rico. Those earthquakes I was talking about have not stopped and we still don't know when they will. People have been sleeping outside because their homes have been destroyed by the earthquakes or because of fear. People across the island have been … Continue reading The government failed us again
Since December 28 we have been experiencing earthquakes in Puerto Rico. They have mostly been located in the southeast of the island. Not everyone has felt them, including me and my mother. But I woke up this morning at 4:20 to a 6.4 earthquake, the strongest one yet. This earthquake was so strong it left … Continue reading Puerto Rico is shaking