2000+ Photos

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The iPhone is a wonderful thing. A phone, a camera, a mirror, oh and a mini computer in my hand. However, there are challenges to such technology, such as, how do I get the photos off the phone and into my computer? I started with the one photo at a time but when there is more than 2000 photos to deal with that really sucks. So on to the internet for the solution. Simple really but I never would have found it on my own. I use a mac so these are the instructions for that. I will include links to the sites I found the info at.

1. Take lots of photos.

2. run out of room in your phone storage

3. can’t update anymore apps

4. To Download all photos to your computer

  1. Open “Image Capture” under Applications (in “finder”)
  2. make sure it is your iphone is selected
  3. use auto importer
  4. create new folder
  5. import
  6. select all
  7. delete





where the button is to make a new folder

this is a picture of where the button is to delete the photos off your iphone








Moving a website and having your Nexgen links stop working

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I moved a site and all of my photos and nextgen gallery links did not update. So I manually did the link update on all the photos. However, I could not find the links for the nextgen gallery easily so I found a way around that.

Here is how:

1. edit page that the gallery is not showing up on





2. click on the icon that represents the broken link





3. click the bottom drop down arrow on the bottom left



Save, then update the page


Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I got my order from the Territorial Seed Company, out of Oregon, a while back and last week did another bit of planting. Territorial Seed Company is my brand of choice because of their lines of organic non-gmo seeds. Also their customer service is really top notch. This week the lavender is sprouting like crazy and the basil is popping up beautiful little leaves all around the baking pans that I use as my seed trays. Here in the DR plastics are wicked expensive and the seeding trays I used in the past are not financially beneficial. Alternative…that is how the tin trays came to be.

Sprouting soil I am getting dehydrated soil out of Puerto Plata. I get it from the farm supply store. Same place I pick up my chicken food and all the vaccinations for the dogs. The dehydrated soil means I have to rehydrate it, that involves filling the tray half full of soil then adding lots of water and sticking my hands in it squeezing up the liquid. It is a project of time not skill but the cost benefit from buying at the veleros (nurseries) in Sosua is substantial. It is an odd place this north coast of the dr, there are many, many nurseries, yet none of them sell any vegetables and only a few options for fruit trees.

Lavender is one of those hard to find plants here on the north coast as well. I am planning on after my seedlings get a bit bigger and stronger, transplanting them into cut glass self watering bottles. Then at the local handmade bazaar that is once a month I will sell them. Yay! money for more casita repairs.

La Lomota Downhill V2 Outlaw Race

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


IMG_9936 copy300pxLa Lomota Downhill V2 Outlaw Race

S-Curves and Switchbacks and the terms that make downhill skaters drool. 19 curves of downhill fun is what pulls at their souls. Racing to the bottom of those curves is fundamentally the next step. Cesar Pucheu of Puerto Plata put together an event to bring together riders of the Dominican Republic and riders from Puerto Rico to compete.

LA LOMOTA Downhill v2-

1. Cesar Pucheu (DR)
2. Miguel Cabreja (DR)
3. Jose el Loko (PR)
4. Jomar Guzman (PR)
5. Wilbert Caba (DR)

1. E Borii Montero (DR)
2. Erick Martinez (DR)
3. Richard Rodriguez (DR)-WOMEN
1. Pam Diaz (DR)
2. Catherine Goico
3. Arline Maria Barrot


Sponsors and Support for this event include:
Sector 9 Skateboards 9 DJovenes Surf-Skateboards Original Skateboardsginal Skateboards Billabong Manuel de Jesus Bergés Del Giudicegés Del Giudice DJovenes Surf-Skate Milton Lora Aboutaboard Kainani Pfeifen ExtremaRD.com Carlos Mojicaarlos Mojica Carlos Alfredo Pucheu Leticia Corti Patinaje Dominicano Fedopatin Carib Wind Cabarete Bustin Boards Custom Longboards Carla Javier Jomar J. Guzman and Jose Perez


Mai Tai

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

tattoo_kite_or_dieHomeschooling offers so many exciting experiences for kids, they have time to really explore their talents and hobbies. Chase Hasch, www.chasehasch.com,  my son has a few talents one major, kiteboarding. At 14 years old he is the youngest sponsored kiteboarder by Cabrinha Kites and was the youngest rider invited to the Triple S kiteboarding competition in North Carolina.  His fellow Cabrinha rider and mentor Susi Mai has started a kiteboarding vacation trip call the Mai Tai. Every year she brings a group of entrepreneurs to Cabarete for kiteboarding, exploring the North Coast, and partying. One of the parties was held at the Millenium Resort, with a pirate theme. The Boy, Chase Hasch, is always a go for a dress up party and was attired in his black shorts, red waist sash, black eyeliner, and wind surfing tattoos across his knuckles, chest, and forearm.

Wilson’s Boat Tour

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Don’t Be Feeding that Chihuahua to the Alligators


“Don’t feed that Chihuahua to the Alligators!” Wilson yelled. I immediately put Didi down as Wilson came over and ever so politely explained how a little Chihuahua looks like a mighty fine snack to a 12 foot crocodile and holding her so she could see the crocodiles was a terrible idea. Wilson’s jungle boat tour includes a visit to his mini zoo where he houses crocodiles (the only ones on the North coast of the Dominican Republic), a huge iguana, a boa constrictor, a tame crow, parrots, flamingos, and a slew of dogs and cats that all needed rescuing.

After visiting the mini zoo and holding a few of the animals drinks were served; Presidente, Bohemia, Cuba libre, Santo libre, water and soda pops. Then, we hopped into the boat and headed through the jungle to the mouth of the river.

The Jessica River, winds through jungle areas with Palm trees and deciduous firs so old and huge with branches hanging low and horizontal screaming to be sat under with a picnic basket or swung from a rope into the warm river water. Other parts of the trip were through cow fields with wild bush patches lining the river and other areas were covered by water vines as far as the eye could see with only a gash for the boats to cruise through.

After reaching la boca, lunch was scheduled for an hour later to give time to play on the beach and watch the kiters in action. The kite boarders were doing tricks and flying through the air, some of them more than 20 feet high.  La boca is known for being an advanced spot for kiting, some of the world’s best riders come to ride and do tricks that are so close to the shore it is easy to tell what color eyes they have. At one point a guy came riding by with a girl hanging on his back, the next time they came by he jumped and they were both at least 15 feet in the air!

While we were hanging out on the beach Wilson and his staff were preparing drinks and lunch for us. They brought out coco locos in coconuts and piña colada in pineapples. When they need more coconuts one of the staff will climb up the tree to fetch a fresh one.  Around the time drinks were being finished, lunch was ready. Lobsters, shrimp, fish, and chicken along with a platter salad, a huge bowl of rice, a platter of plantains and a big bowl of beans were brought to the table. The food was excellent and the prices were incredible at under $25 a person for the lobster lunch and the boat trip. Wilson also offers the boat trip without lunch or with less expensive lunch options.

Once lunch was over we were given the option of staying longer at the beach or hopping back into the boat and heading up the river and back to our car. Contact Wilson at 809-667-1960, or find him at the end of the river known as La Boca by the locals or you can ask a moto concho driver to take you there from Cabarete for around $5 US.

If the jungle boat tour is not for you then you can meet up at the restaurant and enjoy the food and drinks and the view.

Pastries & Panties February 28th 7pm

Monday, February 18th, 2013


Dessert and Underwear Affair in Support of Providing Opportunity in Barrio Blanco

Locals will be creating their best desserts for you to taste all in the name of a good cause!

Sample any or all desserts for rd$50 PER SAMPLE

Mimosa Me Crazy for a Cause rd$100 (Proceeds go to Providing Opportunity)

Where: Concho Loco Garden

When: Thursday February 28th, 2013 @ 7pm

Admission: 1 pair of NEW undies for Adults, Children or a Package of Diapers (All Sizes)

Live Entertainment by: TBA

Other SWEET things happening:

Local Businesses Gift Certificate Raffle – Tickets rd$100 for a chance to win one of many $20 Cabarete Business Gift Certificates

Take Away Candy Sampler Bags rd$100

Silent Auction for various services provided by select Cabarete Businesses



If your interested in donating a dessert for this event please inbox us or leave us a post and we will get back to you.

Rebecca Sherlock – angeleyez669@gmail.com

Jenn Petitclerc – jenn804@live.ca

Surf Competition

Monday, January 7th, 2013

dominican republic surf competition 2013

3rd National Surf Contest by Christian Surfers Dominican Republic. Feb 1-3. Sign ups and Opening Party Friday at 7 PM in Extreme Hotel in Kite Beach, Cabarete. Party Hosted by Tropical Skate School and Live Music by Ministerio YIOD. After Party with Jody Chance at 9PM at Aloha Surf Cafe. Heats begin Saturday Morning at Playa Encuentro at 7:30AM. Sunday morning beach service at 8 PM. Finals at 8:30AM. Award Ceremony directly following the Finals.

Bienvenidos a todos a la 3ra competencia de Surfistas Cristianos RD.Viernes 1 –

Fiesta y apertura con música en vivo por @Ministerio Yiod y exhibición de Skate por @Tropical Skate School en @Extreme Hotel

Inscripciones (RD300) comienzan a las 7 PM

**No se puede inscribir el Sabadó, tiene que llegar a Extreme Hotel el Viernes***

“After Party” en @Aloha Surf Cafe –


Sabadó 2 –

Heats comienzan a las 7 y 30 AM.

OPEN/JUNIOR – @Buena Onda Surf School


Otra fiesta en Extreme en la noche a las 7 PM.

Domingo 3 –

Culto en la playa a las 8 AM.

*Las Finales*

Entrega de premios directamente despues de las finales.

Just a bit more Ink

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Went into Downtown Tattoo in New Orleans and left with a bit more ink. I got the background worked on with stars, dots and all sorts of icons. A bicycle tattoo, a horseshoe tattoo, a thimble tattoo, a crown, and so many more.

Hat Shopping

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Some days it is just necessary to get a new hat. A top hat would be wonderful but there just doesn’t seem to one available. That is ok this one is adorable.