Don’t Litter

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

DSCF0042 copySo today on my way back from buying Empanadas, I was skating back when some random person threw his beer cap in the street. Normally I probably wouldn’t have cared but it just so happened that that cap had it in for me.

It was kinda funny how I saw things in those two seconds; the ark of the cap,  the realization that I was about to eat it, so I went with it!! I got a little scraped up but I have a new rule for myself, “I won’t throw trash in the road!” there are better places for it. Most of us in Cabarete drive Motos and with only two tires its a lot easier to fall. So why not look out for everyone and put litter in a bin?

Oh The Weekend…

Monday, July 1st, 2013

We have been busy here at The Red Dragon Inn. The weekend has been so full of one event to the next. It all started on Tuesday…we went to trivia at Uno Mas. It really wasn’t an option as our friend just returned from the Ukraine and brought hooch vodka from her uncles friend and insisted on our attendance for the official tasting ceremony. Of course with Russian vodka in our blood stream dancing was to follow and suddenly the clock was at three in the morning. At nine on Wednesday it was time to head to Puerto Plata for a meeting with the manager of Casa Nelson then to the screen printer for the t-shirts for the Cabarete Classic Windsurf Event that I am helping organize. Since I was already in Puerto Plata I headed to the flea market, in Spanish it is called “La Pulga” which means the flea. There I went looking for a new pair of Converse for The Boy but only managed to find a pair of knock offs in his size and the dude asked me for $2800RD which equals about $68US. Silly man. I put them back and went looking for my favorite honey sandlewood soap that I only seem to find at la pulga. That I found in a four pack and saved 50 pesos (woohoo that’s like $1.25US). I grabbed the guagua guaguaand headed back to Cabarete.

The kite boarding school, Big Air Kite School has a BBQ once a month on, right before or right after the full moon and it happened to be that time of the month so at seven I headed to my once a month bar tending job. Job may be an over statement as it really is “my once a month German lesson.” After making a few mojitos I took a snooze by the bonfire then went in to clean my station and come home for some sleep.

Friday it started again with working around the house and on the website for Cabarete Classic – www.cabareteclassic.com. We have a mountain apple tree that has been pooping fruit all over the ground because we could not reach any of it with the tree being so tall. So, we pruned it back at about half way down. Here in the Dominican Republic it is expensive to get power tools so the norm is to use machetes for just about everything. Including cutting 12 inch thick branches. Only one power line cam down so I count it as a success. With all the branches on the ground it was easy to collect the fruit. We collected three beer boxes full of fruit. I made two sangria cobblers. The rest we will make into wine and champagne.

Friday was also Tim from Uno Mas’s, last night so we had a going away party for him. Turned out that the after party was at The Red Dragon Inn. Amazing the endurance of some as the roosters where crowing to say the day has come. I grabbed a couple hours of sleep then was on to the Saturday endurance run.

Mountain Apple Sangria Cobbler

Sangria Cobbler

Surprise! Happy Birthday! We went to a party for our friends. Mango, pineapple platers with a yogurt, honey, cashew sauce served with Sangria. There was a big turn out. I made a sangria cobbler that I was inspired by Confections of a Foodie Bride. Unfortunately, I forgot it while I was packing the other dishes. There was so much food prepared by my friend that it was not a problem.

We had an Acro Yoga gathering a The Red Dragon Inn. It was a fun group. We were all different levels, ages from 14 to 40 something. We worked as a team with bases, fliers, and spotters. We started with folded leaf and bird; and ended with cartwheels. Wow. The inversion in the cartwheel was incredible. Smoothing out the movement will definitely take a few more gatherings. I am definitely using the term few generously. We are moving the acro yoga gathering time to 1 pm on Sunday. So that we are free for kiting the evening session. The boy headed out but I was pretty tired after the last few day so I declined to make some chicken udon soup. And work on the tshirt for the CabareteClassic. We had a meeting before the acro yoga gathering so I had some more input on what the guys wanted on the shirts. After that weekend I was definitely looking forward to hitting the sack.

 

Pauhana Grom Surf Contest

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

A great bunch of groms and parents turned out for the competition. The waves not so much, but the kids did great.

 

Kite Club

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Lessons, gear and food.