It’s been raining here since yesterday. I love rainy days, for me they are perfect to read, i can hear the raindrops falling, the water cascading from my roof, the cold breeze coming thru my window, and the scent of the wet dirt and bushes filling my home. The smell is so relaxing. Some people, i hear find rainy days to be depressing, but for me they serve the opposite, they make me feel happy, perhaps is because it remind me when i was younger, happy days with no worries playing with my friends and brother, running thru the heavy rain, having mud fights, and splashing in every single puddle of water, and even mud that was created. The days that I didn’t have to worry about mortgage, food, car, the days that the news on the TV regardless how appalling they were, didn’t bother me, my only concern was, the cartoons at 3:00.
But times have changed, like it or not, its my reality, those days are long gone, but when it rains i get to cover the stress of life with memories of how simple life was, the scent of the rain is like a time machine, that instantly transported me to the days i didn’t have worries or stress and saw life thru a different lense. In the grayness of life the rain brings a rainbow of great memories.
It’s been a while since the last time i posted here, its hard sometimes to think, or even come up with the time to write. I should make the time, even thought is not something I’m good at it, it’s a way to get my mind focused for the last year my mind and my self been wandering aimlessly, no way to focus my thought, and sharpen my writing and thinking skills. Sometime i ponder I’d writing here was just an exercise in futility. It’s not, making time here to write to express what I’m thinking, its a great wat to to stay sharp and a way to put my thoughts together and choose my priorities in a better way.
Got here yesterday, arrive on the town of Aguadilla, did some driving around to see what to do. The first thing I notice here its the beach life atmosphere.
I can smell it and feel it in the air, people is friendly food its great and the beaches are amazing. At night. I went to crash boat beach and walk on the pier witch was an old US navy or Air Force refueling station. Sat there and. Listen to the ocean and look at a beautiful dark sky, you can see the other owns on the distance across the bay, was very relaxing.
Today I decided to go snorkeling, so I stop on a local surf shop called “Verde Azul” the staff was amazing very knowledgeable and friendly, I buy a snorkeling kit, which included the mask, snorkel and fins for 60 dollars and they told me where to go, have also an apartment to rent a nice surfboard on Monday. For 100 dollars. For 4 days, I am exited to for that.
After getting the gear I drove down the beach its a nice road, with many green pants and on the way I got a few mangos from a tree next to the street. Got my gear on and headed to the beautiful water did a couple hours of snorkeling then like 1 hour of body surfing. Being in such a beautiful and peaceful place enjoying nature and being in it, make me wanna just quit my job and al and move down here this is the lifestyle I love what I I miss what’s been missing on my life, stress. What stress, depressions and anxiety what is that,
This week I decided to go visit Puerto Rico, took off and have a layover in CLT North Carolina. For some reason my drink of predilection while flying its Ginger Ale, I get in my flight , window sit always, many people argue that the aisle its better but personally I prefer the window, my reasons are simple, first you cant beat the view and second if I feel sleepy I can rest my head on the airplane wall and get some head support . I’m actually writing on the first leg of my flight.
While looking through the window I see green circles on an arid landscape, those are the central pivot irrigation systems, hearing the engines roaring, looking to what I like to believe is a small part of the curvature of this beautiful world. I’m exited and anxious at the same time, I have some plans for this trip, visit “El Yunque” a national rain forest hike thru it see the beautiful waterfalls and nature, then will head west of the island, stopping in Camuy to visit an underground river of Camuy caves, after that will spend the rest of my week of the town of Aguadilla. My plans in this town are simple, eat go surfing at wilderness beach and surfers beach also will go Kayaking and snorkeling, my only regret is that I do not have a waterproof camera, also will spend time at Crash boat beach, of what I hear the water have a lot of visibility and the sand its golden, plus get some local cuisine, and tropical fruits. These are my plans but most of the times I freestyle my trips. Will be writing more and posting picture as ill enjoy this mini vacation,.
Picture taken right now, and uploaded this post thru inflight wifi
Beauty comes in different ways, luscious green mountains with rivers and water falls, golden sand in tropical beaches, trees cover with snow, all of them have an appeal, something that makes us happy to be alive. But, what about the desert? I didn’t think so, that was until I experience this wonderful landscape personally. Many friends told me about Sedona and how amazing it is, so I decided to see it myself. Driving in, I noticed open spaces as far as the eye can see, the red landscape contrast with the blue sky, like a post card come to live, but my real amazement was the way it make me feel, for some reason I cant explain, I felt tranquility, while drinking a cup of coffee, and admiring the scenery from my chair, I realized that beauty comes in many different ways, and I saw and taste that there is much beauty to be seen in the desert.
Needing a break, I flew to Oregon to hike the Wahkeena falls. There I was experiencing relaxation through all my senses, feeling the moist air touching my skin and breathing it with it’s wonderful scent, looking at the water cascading through the rocks and hearing the wind whistling thru the pine trees. Nature have a way to humbling us, looking at this water falls, I felt inner peace, and satisfaction. Next day while flying back, I look thru the airplane window and witness a beautiful sunset, the perfect ending for my hiking escapade.
“Picture was taken 20 minutes after takeoff from Oregon “