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Piggie Ricans in the Rainforest (I of IV)

sunny 27 °C

The Piggies flew to San Juan on Wed. March 19th.

They immediately met three kids from Pakistan, a guidance counselor from DC, and a Polish au pair working in New Jersey.

The piggies tagged along on their rainforest day tour.
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They went to the observation tower,
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Took a dip in some waterfalls,
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played on the rope swing in the river
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and ended their day turning into little bacon strips on a beach somewhere on the east coast of the main island with their new friends
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Posted by gabell 20:48 Archived in Puerto Rico Comments (0)

A pigsgiving in Vermont

Off to Vermont!

Off to Vermont!

The piggie's sister bought a house in North Hero, VT a few months ago. It's right on the lake, really nice view.

Vermont is a world apart from Chicago. But the piggies braved the country for a few days. Kidding, the piggies are from the country.

pre-Thanksgiving snacks

pre-Thanksgiving snacks


Better pre-Thanksgiving snacks

Better pre-Thanksgiving snacks


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The day after Thanksgiving we all went wedding dress shopping! Beth won't get married until June 2015 but it was nice to get to go shopping since who knows when we'll be together again.
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She even bought a dress!!! of course I won't put up any pictures of trying on dresses. We'll just have to wait until 2015.

Bye Vermont!

Bye Vermont!

Keep tuned for more Chicago shenanigans soon!

Posted by gabell 14:03 Archived in USA Comments (0)

The Windy Piggie

The Piggies move to Chicago!!!

Hurray for new life adventures in the Midwest

Hurray for new life adventures in the Midwest

No trip is complete without stuffed crust pizza

No trip is complete without stuffed crust pizza

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Or a visit to Marshall Fields

Or a visit to Marshall Fields

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Visiting the famous cloud gate

Visiting the famous cloud gate


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Piggies saying hello!

Piggies saying hello!

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Posted by gabell 20:24 Archived in USA Comments (1)

A Farrow Farewell: Last European stop for the piggies

In the last 15 months the piggies have traveled from the US to: Ireland, France, Italy, Tunisia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Spain, and finally, their final stop before returning to US soil: Finland!

Finnair offers a flight from Prague to New York with a 24 hour layover in Helsinki. So, the piggies decided to enjoy Helsinki for a few hours before returning to America.

Helsinki didn't have much to offer in terms of hostels. So they stayed in this historic Olympic Stadium.

Helsinki didn't have much to offer in terms of hostels. So they stayed in this historic Olympic Stadium.

This view on the walk to the city center was reminiscent of Norway and Sweden

This view on the walk to the city center was reminiscent of Norway and Sweden

oh no! Big bad wolf

oh no! Big bad wolf

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It was a good evening out. They got drinks with a Finnish guy from the city and talked a bit about traveling. He let them try a liquorish tasting liquor (ironic as that sounds) and a mint flavored one. They actually liked the liquors one better despite usually not liking liquorish and loving mint but the mint liquor tasted too reminiscent of an incident sophomore year of college....

The next morning was the morning of the trip back. Nervous but excited to see friends and family after so long away, the piggies packed their things and said goodbye to Europe. For now....

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Posted by gabell 17:46 Archived in Finland Comments (1)

Piggie, Christina Barcelona

The most delicious salad ever consumed

The most delicious salad ever consumed


It's all about the architecture in Barcelona

It's all about the architecture in Barcelona


riddles

riddles


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the one and only!!

the one and only!!


My free tour guide in front of Picasso's art

My free tour guide in front of Picasso's art


The cafe scene of "Vicky, Christina, Barcelona" was filmed here

The cafe scene of "Vicky, Christina, Barcelona" was filmed here


protesting budget cuts

protesting budget cuts


chocolate con churros

chocolate con churros


Gaudi park

Gaudi park


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Posted by gabell 20:52 Archived in Spain Comments (1)

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