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Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:39:23 AM »
My wife and I recently retired and moved to Puerto Rico. Life down here is great. 80 degree weather all year round, the water is nice, their are quite a few Mustang owners here and Mustang clubs in almost every city including an official chapter of MCA. Their are car shows all year round as well :D
Here are a few pics of my baby, a yellow 2001 Mustang GT vert with only 30k miles enjoying life on a beach right down the street from our house here in Isabela PR:








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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 01:44:57 PM »
 This is mean. I just came back from a trip to Guadeloupe an island close to Puerto Rico and you come here to tease me with your tropical trees and beaches while I am freezing in Canada  ;D
 Welcome to the forum and I hope to see you again. Don't worry, I like to complain and suffer so you are welcome to post more photos of your Mustang under the Caribbean sun  ;)
 

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 04:10:53 PM »
Tu Habla espanol, Steve?   ;D  Man what a beautiful scene.  I envy you guys with all that money to be able to live in such a paradise.  Drop by here often to tell us about the shows and such there. 

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 07:26:51 AM »
Hey, it's been awhile. Sorry I have been away for so long.
I have been working hard on my Mustang and will post up a few pics...

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 07:33:27 AM »
Thierry, we are not rich by any means and I certainly didn't mean to upset you or anyone with some pics of my ride here in paradise ;)
I am hope that right now it is a bit warmer where you are though?  ;D

Some new pics I just shot at a few different places near my house in the past few days:









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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 07:37:13 AM »



I tried to time it so I would also have the water splashing on the rocks in the background:





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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 11:17:15 AM »
 I was just kidding and not upset at all. Your pictures are great and you can post as many as you want  :D
 Right now, it's very warm and humid where I am and close to the weather you have but the water is still too cold for me to swim comfortably.
 People in Guadeloupe have issues with electronics in their modern cars because of the humidity of their climate. Do you have the same problems with your Mustang?

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 11:57:16 AM »
No problem, I knew you were kidding which is why I added the winking smiley.
No I have not experienced any problems with any of my cars here due to the humidity. I have not even heard of that being a problem here. I do know that if you live near or park near the ocean a lot the salt in the air will obviously not be kind to the metal of your car or the electronics.

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 08:05:12 PM »
 Guadeloupe has big mountains always surrounded by clouds so the humidity level must be higher than in your island. It's so bad, even their fridges and washing machines have to be replaced every 4/5 years.

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 05:09:11 AM »
I spent some time on the island of Okinawa, and everything there rusted out because of the salt in the air from the humidity caused by the ocean breezes.  I also spent several years on the main island of Japan and in the Azores.  In both cases, the salt from the ocean breeze wrought destruction to any steel that wasn't heavily covered in paint.
On one hand, I envy folks who can retire on an island and enjoy the beauty of it all, but on the other hand, I think I would miss my family and all the American traditions that come with holidays, etc.   

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2008, 09:32:15 AM »

On one hand, I envy folks who can retire on an island and enjoy the beauty of it all, but on the other hand, I think I would miss my family and all the American traditions that come with holidays, etc.   

Well, Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. so they celebrate all of the same holidays and traditions as the U.S. does.
In fact Christmas down here is celebrated for a whole week.
As for family, I miss my family as well, but it isn't really any different than those who move to another part of the U.S. Family is only a plane ticket away.

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Re: Greetings from paradise on the isle of Puerto Rico
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2008, 04:48:43 PM »
Yeah, I guess you're right.  I lived overseas for 18 years and only got to see my family once a year during the summer. 

 

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