Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN FLORIDA

When you find a homemade Cuban escape aquaPod on your home beach. The frame work was fabricated out of an old bedframe.
It's a lawn mower engine with a homemade prop shaft fabricated thru the floorboard. The white chunks are styrafoam for floatation.




You look at the raft .. then you look at the ocean .. then back down at the raft. Makes you think Holy Crap!



Saturday, April 24, 2010

MELBOURNE ART FESTIVAL

Is this weekend!
Mayan, Tahiti 1974. 1st morning after crossing from Maui to The Society Islands, French Polynesia.

The Love Shack, Key Largo. Also known as the LOPAKA INC. home office






FC DESIGNS, Ventura, California




Tampa Ave. Indialantic, Florida





Friday, April 23, 2010

CLARIFICATION

wE aRe Not iN p.R. I got out my old computer and have so many good photographs to play with and wanted to share. I was looking at the last couple blogs and didn't mean to give the impression we were anywhere other than Indialantic.





Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rincon, PUERTO RICO

Dawn patrol, Maria's
Patty's passion.

Tres Palmas Beach


Casa Zen



Tres Beach, home of the best sea glass pickings anywhere!




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TRES



Just testing my old computer. A 7 yr old Sony VAIO.


Monday, April 12, 2010

HOME SWEET HOME

Broken dreams on the mend.

Thanks for getting me home in one piece pops.
A break in the unpacking after a year and a half on the road.
Look .. no wetsuit and lobsters as big as Patty with Tres Palmas going off at 10ft. Throw me a life ring and I'll pray to the TIKI god.
It's good to be king !

Saturday, April 10, 2010

EASTER AND XL BIRTHDAY'S

LatiN sTYle



We celebrated 8 birthday's of family members all in one shot.

Empera in the kitchen!
EASTER SUNDAY

That's Patty's mom Empera in the center with the black vail. She was playing the part of Jesus' mother Mary during a reenactment of the Crucifixion.


The reenactment of the Crucifixion.

Right in your own backyard.
Patty's High School senior photo.
I read somewhere ... a long time ago that people have 3 faces. One for all the world to see ... One for only the family ... and the real one only your God and you know. This Colombian artifact reminded me of that.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

LA FAMILIA PART 1

cHA CHA chA
This is a place Patty cherishes most. Left to right: Bella, Victoria, Aunt Patty, Brianna and Aeriana.

Patty's dad Ernesto, head of the Cartagena clan with granddaughter Isabella.
SISTERS: Patty and her younger sis Sandra Maria.

Patty's older brother Ignacio.

Bunuelos (breakfast balls). FOOD FOOD and more FOOD!
My mother in law Emperatriz Cartagena.
Nephew Nikoli and abuela (grandmother) in the kitchen. Empera spends more time in the kitchen than anywhere else.
Victoria's Asian outfit
Aeriana on the hunt for the golden egg. And please, .. no peeing in the pool!

Bella scores!!
Greeting cards by EL COLOMBIANO