Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Here We Come …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. Part One …. “!!

~~June 5, 2018~~ 


~Both of us were born in Puerto Rico~

Life throws plenty curve balls and both of us ended up living in Florida. We have made it an event and traveled to Puerto Rico at least once a year.

Last year’s trip was abruptly interrupted by Hurricane María. Almost 9 months went by before we were able to go back home.

Initially, we wanted to say away from the issues on the Island mostly to avoid interrupting rescue efforts. We didn’t want to be in the way of people’s needs, first responders, rescuers and workers.

There was no power (power hasn’t restored fully yet, as of this writing), the roads were impassable, communications were very limited. Rather than be in the way, we waited until some degree of normalcy had been attained in the Island.

We embarked on our trip on May 18 and returned May 29, 2018.

This is the longest we have been away from the home base in Florida.


~This trip had a two-fold Purpose~

We wanted to go back and see what Hurricane María had done to our piece of paradise.

My high school was celebrating our 50th graduation anniversary and we had never met before!!

Off we went.

I would like to share some photos with you. I will do so in parts … for ease of posting and to separate the areas that we visited. I hope you enjoy them!


~We flew with JetBlue from Orlando to San Juan~

Once we arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we had another leg to go. I knew that we were getting on a smaller plane … I called it a ‘kite’, ‘puddle jumper’.

An airport employee called it a ‘mosquito’.

I wasn’t expecting such a small plane!

Yet, here we were. The plane holds only 9 passengers. All the weight it taken into account. That includes your bags and every person’s who is on board.


Then again, I realized I was concerned more than needed. The flight went surprisingly well in spite of the fact that there were plenty clouds and there was a rain spell locally.



Located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez is home to historical sites, nature and wildlife preserves, and several colleges and universities.

Cape Air offers four flights from San Juan to Mayagüez daily.  

Fly Cape Air San Juan to Mayagüez.

Enjoy daily year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez.


This is the ‘plane’ … a Cessna 320

Takeoff from San Juan Airport


Off into the sunset .. to the West of the Island

Destination: Mayagüez

Our young, apparently quiet experienced pilot. 


A total of five passengers including myself!


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Several Personal Photos … are copyrighted ©

Google Images

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Ms. Georgina Duprey …. “Friend Extraodinaire ….Fly away, in Peace …. “!!


~~February 7, 2017~~ 


It’s with a heavy heart and a sorrowed soul that I want to inform all my friends and family know that Mama G passed away. My heart aches and my soul cannot understand why mom left me so soon.

I will miss you a lot Mama!

Go and meet Mamita, Alain, Papa Julio and all your friends that had passed before you!



In Memoriam a Ms. Georgina Duprey
‘Hay personas que pasan por la vida, haciendo el bien, sin mirar a quien. Siembran bondad, sabiduría, consuelo, alegria. Dedican su vida a ese servicio, escogiendo una profesión dedicada a guiar y ser solidario en el dolor, resolviendo y buscando soluciones a problemas sociales y burocráticos. Calladamente, ponen su granito de arena para hacer de este mundo uno mejor y menos oscuro.
Anoche nació a su nueva vida espiritual Ms. Georgina Duprey. Una nueva estrella en el firmamento, un nuevo Ser de Luz, una nueva fuerza positiva.

Hasta siempre, Madam Chocolat, gracias por los recuerdos, consejos, buenos momentos.

Vuela alto … fly high!!

~Jeannette P.~



Friend’s Personal Photo


I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.



I met this extraordinary woman in 1985 when I began my career with the Veterans Administration in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

There are no words to express the feeling of loss of such an incredible woman.

You saw her coming down the hallway, in her bright attire, with a smile that went from ear to ear.

Her hearty laugh was music to our ears.

Her kind heart, her incredible dedication, her amazing sense of humor are but a few of the qualities she has.

Her Three Kings Day celebration was unique!

Madame Chocolat … the African Queen

… the loss is too huge to measure!

Fly away!

We are ALL connected through LOVE



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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach


~~In the arms of an angel~~

Sarah McLachlan

~~Uploaded on May 22, 2011~~

‘In the arms of an Angel far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here … “


We ALL are ONE!! 


Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ….. “American Capital of Culture 2015”!!


~~September 1, 2015~~

Mayagüez will be the American Capital of Culture 2015


This is very important to me.

Even though I was born in the San Juan are, I spent the last twenty years of my life and worked in Mayagüez before moving to the mainland.

This is an incredible honor and an awesome opportunity to expose the goodness, environmental treasures, cultural riches and incredible qualities of Puerto Rico.



La Sultana del Oeste is also American Capital of Culture, a recognition that all shared with Puerto Rico.

“With so many negative news, the country stands with the great news that the world recognizes us as Cultural Capital of the Americas,” said the mayor of Mayaguez, José Guillermo Rodriguez to be informed of the appointment.

The selection was announced by Rodriguez and Secretary of State David Bernier, once the president of the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals (IBOCC), Xavier Tudela, inform them of the decision from Barcelona (Spain). A week ago in Mayagüez Tudela met to evaluate in situ the candidacy of the city.

The IBOCC is an organization based in Barcelona for the first time has decided that this designation is shared by a city and its “country” in this case Puerto Rico.

“With this appointment it is proposed that not only celebrates the cultural capital Mayagüez, but the remaining 77 municipalities of Puerto Rico to adopt the project and integrate the management of disclosure and promotion of cultural and historical heritage of this Caribbean island” IBOCC explained in a statement.


According Tudela, from now Mayagüez and Puerto Rico will receive an outstanding international promotion during 2015, which will hold the title of American Capital of Culture through media such as Antena channel 3 International of Spain and Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic, both official television project.

The American Capital of Culture, created in 1998, aims to promote inter-American integration from the cultural field and contribute to a better understanding between the peoples of the Americas, respecting their national and regional diversity and highlighting heritage while common cultural similarities.

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


~Puerto Rico Capital Americana de la Cultura 2015~

~Published on Feb 21, 2015~

A partir de febrero, Puerto Rico es la Capital Americana de la Cultura 2015. Este spot publicitario integra la campaña de promoción internacional.



We ALL are ONE!! 

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