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Cooking With Piggies

They aren't much in the way of chefs, but here's some pork-free cooking from Chicago

Starting the mornings off right! Breakfast is important for half-marathon training!
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Or creatively, anyway
No bowls <img class='img' src='http://www.travellerspoint.com/img/emoticons/icon_sad.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':(' title='' />

No bowls :(

New easy recipe involving rice, chicken, and an easy tomato sauce with lemon juice, pepper, and soy sauce
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A friend brought the piggies tamales from Texas
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The Onions went a little crazy over spring break

The Onions went a little crazy over spring break

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Pineapple and apricot chicken

Pineapple and apricot chicken

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Piggies go hard

Piggies go hard

The Onions went a little crazy over spring break

The Onions went a little crazy over spring break

Chicago is finally warm enough for iced coffee and going outside!
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Michael made tacos

Michael made tacos

A night out at a Persian restaurant!
Stuffed Pepper

Stuffed Pepper


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Followed by a night in with leftovers
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Fish tacos with friends! Way harder than I thought it would be....
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Posted by gabell 20.04.2014 17:48 Archived in USA Comments (0)

Happy Birthday Grammie!!

With Love from Chicago

It's good to know that even in your 80s, one can be such a socialite, answering the phone is even a chore ;)

Yesterday was my grandmother's 85th birthday!!!!

So, I've called her a few times to wish her a happy birthday but no answer. So, it only seemed fair that the piggies make an official birthday wish from Chicago to North Carolina.

Happy 85th! Birthday Grammie. WIth Love from Chicago

Happy 85th! Birthday Grammie. WIth Love from Chicago

Or from France or the Arab world or wherever the piggies are mentally

Or from France or the Arab world or wherever the piggies are mentally

:D

:D

Love this picture of her when she was in her teens.

Love this picture of her when she was in her teens.

Don't worry, I'll keep calling ;)

Posted by gabell 04.04.2014 14:35 Archived in USA Comments (1)

Piggie Ricans on the Island of Culebra (IV of IV)

The next morning, the piggies took a little 8 passenger plane from Vieques to the island of Culebra with the Aussie.

right behind the pilot

right behind the pilot

plane selfie

plane selfie

playa Flamenco

playa Flamenco


the most beautiful beach the piggies have ever seen

the most beautiful beach the piggies have ever seen


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Australia

Australia

Posted by gabell 28.03.2014 21:14 Archived in Puerto Rico Comments (0)

Piggie Ricans on the Island of Vieques (III of IV)

Sunday afternoon they Piggies traveled with two kids from the hostel to the port and took a ferry to the island of Vieques.

It was their favorite part of the trip.
On the first night after arrival they went to the biobay. A body of water with a high concentration of dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense, which glows whenever the water is disturbed, leaving a trail of neon blue.
They kayaked to the middle. Technically you aren't allowed to get in but you know the piggies....always up to trouble.

No camera was taken but if someone wants an idea of what swimming in this water might look like, here is what a quick google search brings up....
Kayaking-on-the-Bioluminscent-Bay

Kayaking-on-the-Bioluminscent-Bay

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On the first full day they went with the girl from DC to playa negra, the black sand beach...
walk to the beach

walk to the beach


unassuming sign

unassuming sign


beautiful!

beautiful!


That night they went out and met some Puerto Ricans living on the island
Kevin and Bombi

Kevin and Bombi

The second full day they rented scooters with the Australian and a girl from Ohio
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They explored these old US Army bunkers, totally abandoned now
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Ohio on her scooter

Ohio on her scooter

Video of the bunkers from the scooter: https://vimeo.com/90388665

They also explored the old sugar mill ruins and some beaches
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Posted by gabell 28.03.2014 21:02 Archived in Puerto Rico Comments (0)

Piggie Ricans in Old San Juan (II of IV)

After two days in one hostel, the piggies moved to a new hostel in Old San Juan.
View from the new hostel

View from the new hostel

They tried the local speciality
Mofongo!

Mofongo!


Saw the graveyard
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hung around the fortress
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They met a couple from Flordia and a guy from Australia.

They reconnected with old college friends working on cruise ships
Zach attack

Zach attack

and decided after two full days in the old town to head to the islands.....

Posted by gabell 28.03.2014 20:53 Archived in Puerto Rico Comments (0)

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