Sunday, October 26, 2008

I have good news and....

Well the good news is that we're inThe Lonely Planet guide book for Puerto Rico.... that makes 3 guide books that I know of...Lonely Planet, Moon, and Alternativa (a local guide book that we were in volume 1, but I don't know if it's come out again.) We also will add a Trip Advisor badge to our site, when I learn how. So the good news is that we're getting good reviews and we're "out there". If you know of any other guides (Fodors anyone?), let me know.

The bad news is that we haven't had inquiries nor bookings. Vacation plans are on hold during hard times and the economic incertainty lately make traveling a luxury many can't begin to think about. The people who have come down from the states lately said that their airfares were pretty good, so if you think that the upcoming winter may get you down or if you're picturing the warm water surf....make your reservations NOW!

In the meantime, we're keeping up with maintenece...the pool deck is freshly painted and we're getting our garden together so you can have fresh vegies.

Here's a picture of Tony cooking lunch for some local guests that stayed last month....fried rice, vegies and pinchos (kebobs)..Mmmmmmm Buen provecho!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Birdwatching in Puerto Rico

Bill Harvey, a bird watching guest of ours, wrote to ask how we were doing after the rains. I told him we were fine and that he should check out my blog but please excuse the bird pictures. Bill sent me some great pictures, so here they are....most are from TJ Ranch; 2 are from El Yunque. Come and bird watch at TJ Ranch.

Please excuse the layout...I can't seem to move the pictures like I want to....I hope you can click on the pictures so you can see them full size. They're really beautiful!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

As the sun was setting over the Atlantic and I'm anxiously waiting for Tina to get out of the water, I saw a beam of light slowly appear and disappear. Trying to count the seconds so I can take a picture of the beacon, I saw the Arecibo Lighthouse in a new way. It really is a navigator's tool that marks the rocky coast of Arecibo. The picture's not great, but the lighthouse is. Come and see for yourself.