As a blended family, my husband Kirk is Jamaican and he came to me in a the packaged prize with his handsome son Tiki (13 years old). My package deal came with my son Richie (16) and daughter Samantha (28). My husband and I have been together for ten years so our children have grown-up together as brothers and sister. They don’t even use the word “step.” In addition to being advocates for Richie who has autism, and individuals with disabilities, we promote inclusion, and celebrate diversity. All cultures give us something special, something to draw from and enjoy. This weekend, we celebrated the culture of Puerto Rico.
No party is complete without a game of dominoes!
- Puerto Rico is home to the largest radio telescope in the world.
- According to the US Department of Labor statistics, the literacy rate in Puerto Rico is 90% better than most states.
- Puerto Rico’s chief crops are coffee, plantains, pineapples, tomatoes, sugarcane, bananas, peppers, pumpkins, lettuce, tobacco and yams.
- Throughout the year, temperatures in Puerto Rico stay between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For Puerto Ricans, it is customary to greet someone with a kiss on the cheek (whether you’re meeting them for the first time or not).
- The Miss Universe Pageant was won by five beautiful Puerto Rican contestants!
- Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States - Americans do not need a passport to visit the enchanted island.
- The legal age for alcohol consumption in Puerto Rico is 18 – don’t be surprised if your teenagers start suggesting Puerto Rico be your next family vacation destination!
- The streets of Puerto Rico are paved with blue cobblestone.
- The Bacardi Rum Factory in San Juan, Puerto Rico churns out 100,000 gallons of rum each day – making it the largest rum distillery in the world.