Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Do not forget the Garage sale

Garage Sale

Saturday 3rd August 

Sin Bar

09.00am to 12.00n

For those that have brought the kitchen sink here with you, here is a chance to get rid of the stuff you do not need and buy stuff you still do not need.



Bring the stuff you can carry. If you have stuff that is too big or you have no way to get it to the Sin Bar, take  a photograph and print it with all the info.

your name
contact number
what you want for it 
a description 


And bring it down to Sin Bar and make it a social event! 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Views Around Salinas

Views Around Salinas


Tidal pools

X marks the spot, next time you bury it???

Coast Guard beach patrol

This is where I live!

View from the lighthouse of the Chocolatera 

View from the lighthouse of the naval base, Chipipe and Salinas


Puerto Lucia
2 bdrm 10th floor 
 if someone is looking for a 2 bdrm rental;  $800/mo include HOA and electricty in off season and $1100  high season; $400 week throughout the week if short term.  Preference is a minimum 2 week rental.

www.travelooboo.net has pictures of the condo.

For further information please contact travelooboo@hotmail.com






View from the lighthouse of the base and Punta Carnero

Looking out to the Pacific Ocean.











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July 25, 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. invaded Puerto Rico, which was then a Spanish colony. In 1917, Puerto Ricans became American citizens and Puerto Rico became an unincorporated territory of the U.S. Partial self-government was granted in 1947 allowing citizens to elect their own governor. In 1951, Puerto Ricans wrote their own constitution and elected a non-voting commissioner to represent them in Washington.
July 25, 1909 - The world's first international overseas airplane flight was achieved by Louis Bleriot in a small monoplane. After asking, "Where is England?" he took off from France and landed in England near Dover, where he was greeted by British police.
July 25, 1943 - Mussolini was deposed just two weeks after the Allied attack on Sicily. The Fascist Grand Council met for the first time since December of 1939 then took a confidence vote resulting in Mussolini being ousted from office and placed under arrest. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy then ordered Marshal Pietro Badoglio to form a new government.
July 25, 1956 - The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish linerStockholm on its way to New York. Nearby ships came to the rescue, saving 1,634 people, including the captain and the crew, before the ship went down.
July 26
July 26, 1944 - The U.S. Army began desegregating its training camp facilities. Black platoons were then assigned to white companies in a first step toward battlefield integration. However, the official order integrating the armed forces didn't come until July 26, 1948, signed by President Harry Truman.
July 26, 1945 - The U.S. Cruiser Indianapolis arrived at Tinian Island in the Marianas with an unassembled Atomic bomb, met by scientists ready to complete the assembly.
July 26, 1953 - The beginning of Fidel Castro's revolutionary "26th of July Movement." In 1959, Castro led the rebellion that drove out dictator Fulgencio Batista. Although he once declared that Cuba would never again be ruled by a dictator, Castro's government became a Communist dictatorship.
Birthday - Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, Ireland.
July 27
July 27, 1953 - The Korean War ended with the signing of an armistice by U.S. and North Korean delegates at Panmunjom, Korea. The war had lasted just over three years.
July 28
July 28, 1932 - The Bonus March eviction in Washington, D.C., occurred as U.S. Army troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower and Major George S. Patton, attacked and burned the encampments of unemployed World War I veterans. About 15,000 veterans had marched on Washington, demanding payment of a war bonus they had been promised. After two months' encampment in Washington's Anacostia Flats, forced eviction of the bonus marchers by the U.S. Army was ordered by President Herbert Hoover.
July 28, 1943 - During World War II, a firestorm killed 42,000 civilians in Hamburg, Germany. The firestorm occurred after 2,326 tons of bombs and incendiaries were dropped by the Allies.
Birthday - Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994) was born in Southampton, New York (as Jacqueline Lee Bouvier). She was married to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and after his death later married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
July 29
Birthday - Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was born in Dovia, Italy. He ruled Italy from 1922-1943, first as prime minister and then as "Il Duce," the absolute dictator.
July 30
July 30, 1975 - Former Teamsters Union leader James Hoffa was last seen outside a restaurant near Detroit, Michigan. His 13-year federal prison sentence had been commuted by President Richard M. Nixon in 1971. On December 8, 1982, seven years after his disappearance, an Oakland County judge declared Hoffa officially dead.
Birthday - Automotive pioneer Henry Ford (1863-1947) was born in Dearborn Township, Michigan. He developed an assembly-line production system and introduced a $5-a-day wage for automotive workers. "History is bunk," he once said.
July 31
July 31, 1776 - During the American Revolution, Francis Salvador became the first Jew to die in the conflict. He had also been the first Jew elected to office in Colonial America, voted a member of the South Carolina Provincial Congress in January 1775.
July 31, 1790 - The U.S. Patent Office first opened its doors. The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making pearlash and potash. The patent was signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.










Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Health Advice

Health Advice
From Nurse Evelyn USAF RN

Now that you have moved here, and by here I mean to South America, the information is general and applies to all of the Latin American countries.
This subject is not often spoken about, and is not a question that you would know to ask. 
Even when you look at the many web sites out there encouraging you to move here from North America, they contain vague warnings about drinking the water, the use of mosquito repellent, about bed bugs and a few other things. These are just as much in need of a warning from where you came.
No, this subject is about worms, and not the kind that you would use for fishing or would hope are turning over the soil in your garden.
These worms find a very nice place to live inside our bodies; to be clear, in our gut or intestines.

Two Types of Parasites

There are two general groups of parasites. The first consists of worms -- tapeworms and roundworms -- which attach themselves to the lining of the small intestine, causing internal bleeding and loss of nutrients. People infested with worms may have no symptoms or may slowly become anemic.
The second category is the protozoa, one-celled organisms like Giardia, which can cause acute or chronic diarrhea or can cause symptoms that are not ordinarily associated with parasitic infection like constipation, fatigue, dizziness, joint pain or hives.




These are only the more common types; and, if you take general hygiene precautions, the incidence of infection can be reduced.
Because of continued exposure while living in South America, a biannual(twice a year) preventative treatment is recommended, and these treatments are available over the counter. The medication specifically to prevent worms is called Colufase-you take it twice a day for 3 days. No alcohol should be taken while on this medication.
This would be a good time to see your doctor and catch up on any other issues you may have.
The problems described above are not just gotten in South America. They are a result of poor hygiene and contaminated food and water supply, and this can happen anywhere in the world. 



Creating Book Group


Calling readers!  Would you like to help form a book group?  We will read a book every month and then talk about it, and have a nosh or beverage or two.  It's a great way to share your thoughts on the book.  All books chosen by the group will be available in ebook form.  We will have an initial gathering in August to chose the next book.  If you are interested, please contact Michele at MythProjectEcuador@gmail.com
Thanks and Happy Reading!










Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Big Ralph's Brunch


 Big Ralph's Brunch Menu


 Sunday July 28th 

09.30 to 12.00 noon





# CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE $ 5.25


 SMOKED SALMON & SCRAMBLED EGGS ON TOASTED WHEAT BREAD $ 6.75


 CLUB STEAK SANDWICH WITH ONION RINGS & CHIPS $ 9.90


 # STEAK & KIDNEY PIE WITH MASHED POTATOES AND VEGETABLES $ 8.50


 GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD $ 7.70


 TUNA NIÇOISE SALAD $ 9.50


EGG OMELET WITH MUSHROOMS, CHEESE & HAM $ 4.75


 DESSERT OF THE DAY $ 4.75



  BEVERAGES:


 FRESH SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE $1.50


 FILTER COFFEE $ 1.50


 ENGLISH TEA $ 2.00
Alcohol cannot be consumed or purchased on Sundays
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING
 NOTE:  PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT LEAST 24H IN ADVANCE.

TO INSURE AVAILABILITY R.S.V.P. FOR ITEMS WITH #

Dance classes Are here update

Dance Classes are Here

For all you dancers out there, we have a time and a location for the first dance class to take place.
First, let me tell you that the cost of the lessons are $10.00 for two hours
the time is from 
16.00 to 18.00 hrs
and that is the price per couple
Such a deal!!!!
And the first class will be on the 1st of August.
Directions 
If you Know where I live you have the place, if not email me for directions.