Wednesday, February 24, 2010
CVS/pharmacy will open 9 stores in Puerto Rico in 2010. The first two locations, in San Juan and Bayamon, officially opened Monday, February 15.
CVS/pharmacy will create approximately 400 new jobs in Puerto Rico this year. In addition to its stores opening this month in San Juan and Bayamon, more locations are scheduled to open this year in Arecibo, Bayamon (2 additional locations), Dorado, Fajardo, Vega Alta and Vega Baja.
As part of its entry into Puerto Rico, CVS/pharmacy announced a donation of $10,000 to Instituto Psicopedagogico de PR, a Bayamon-based agency that provides specialized health, nutrition, education, and essential care to adults and children in Puerto Rico with severe mental retardation to improve their quality of life in a dignified environment in which human compassion, respect and love for others reigns above all else.
While no "Pargun" was aloud in front the hotel had plenty in the back. I really enjoyed sitting on the porch in the evening.
The rooms were small but the hammocks were comfortable and the ceiling fans offered a cool breeze after three in the morning.
Okay I'm only joking!
Punta Veguas and the Ines Maria Mendoza Reserve, or Ines Maria Mendoza de Munoz Marin Reserve, overflows with endangered and rare creatures. It is unique in the sense that it has what few other reserves have. Situated on 290 acres beautiful land, the reserve features rolling, endlessly green hills, lush pastures, breathtaking sandstone cliffs and a stretch of the most endangered species of trees in Puerto Rico: the Ortegon. These trees are evergreen and stand proudly amongst the beauty and tranquility found in the reserve.
As you may know CVS is opening a new market in Puerto Rico and I went along to help open the location in Fajardo, PR on the eastern coast.
On Sunday I went sightseeing along the easter and southern coast.
Punta Santiago is an amazing stretch of beach located near Humacao. It is here, where the mountains meet the sea on an amazing stretch of coastline, that there are many natural wonders to be found. If you are traveling to Puerto Rico, Punta Santiago is a beach well worth visiting – even if just to spend time enjoying the surroundings and wildlife, including the fascinating Puerto Rican coqui.
Friday, February 12, 2010
As you know we live in the south so we get a bit excited when it snows. Of course there was a giant rush last night buy 1 million foolish folks desperately trying to buy every last crust of bread and drop of milk at our Krogers, lol! Luckily we tend to back stock several weeks of food and have extra batteries, fireplace logs, candles etc on hand.
Beth and I were both off today so we were able to enjoy the day watching it snow from the warmth of our den.
Deep inside Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains is a gem of a museum. For 110 years the red brick Union County Courthouse was the center of life for the people of Blairsville. Today that structure is home to the Union County Historical Society and it is filled with the historical artifacts of the Society. While the museum is designed to chronicle life in Union County and the Blairsville area, it captures the spirit of the Georgia settlers who moved to this rugged mountain country more than 150 years ago.
The Hole in the Wall is legendary, having served home-cooked meals and desserts since 1931 and me the four days I was in Blaisville! The front outside area waits for the crowd that will come every day, sit, eat, enjoy and relax. The menu is strictly down-home - with GREAT prices and LOTS of food! Serving breakfast ALL day. Pretty much what you would expect. The pies are world-class. The Hole in the Wall is a step back in time you will not want to miss when visiting Blairsville, GA!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
As you can see Cokie and Marco have become cuddle buddies but we still monitor Marco because he is use to playing hard with Jackson and McCloud and hasn't learned to take it down a few notches with Cokie play.
They are pretty cute together, lol!