El Faro de Punta Higuero

rincon lighthouse

It’s not the most beautiful lighthouse, but the location is what makes this lighthouse special. Located in Rincon, Puerto Rico, the lighthouse is surrounded by a park, and the beach there is a popular spot for whale watching, sunsets, and surfing. In this image the water is behind me and I am facing east, where some menacing clouds rolled by. Go back a few posts and you will find a couple of other images from this location.

domes beach, puerto rico

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This is the second image from a recent trip to Puerto Rico to visit my parents. Named for the dome of an old nuclear power plant, this is a beautiful beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. You can barely see the white dome in the middle right of the image. This was taken from the lighthouse park near the beach. That park is where these images were taken. We enjoyed a warm, breezy day… grateful for some wonderful memories….

that’s my mom and dad

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Spent a few days visiting with my parents last week in beautiful Puerto Rico. This was taken in Rincon, a popular area for surfers. This is the first of a few images from my trip to visit with them. My mom took a terrible fall two weeks before I arrived. Thankfully, no broken bones. I am very proud of them and I will share a few reflections/memories about them with these posts. For this post:

My mom and I had a conversation one day about things you talk about when your parents are elderly… I will never forget holding my mom as I assured her that she would always be welcome in my home…we cried, and as I held her frail, thin frame, through her tears she managed to say, “Take care of your father. He is a good man.”

He is a great man….and my mom a great woman…the kind of greatness that is like a rare, precious jewel….a greatness that changes the world because they are selfless, kind, so loving and possess a depth of wisdom that gives life… that’s my mom and dad…

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side by side

side by side

My last image (for now) from a trip to Puerto Rico with my folks back in 2013. This is to honor mom and dad…. side by side for over 50 years. Their love strong…their union impenetrable… their commitment exemplary… I am so grateful to call them mom and dad and for the legacy of love and companionship they have given me.