Allison Holdridge @allieh

http://AllisonHoldridge.com/

producer / designer 🇺🇸 aguadilla 🇵🇷

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This sign at the grocery store always catches my eye. Typography matters. ☠️😳😁
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#gate5 #aguadilla #signs #signagedesign #econo #grocerystore #spanglish #puertorico #scary #funnysign #kerning #spacing #typography #typographydesign #signage
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This sign at the grocery store always catches my eye. Typography matters. ☠️😳😁 ... ... ... #gate5 #a...

Local fruits, veggies, spices and crafts at the #Aguadilla farmers' market this morning.
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#whateverpr #puertorico #islandlife #beachlife #organic #kale #saturdaymorning #farmersmarket #vegan #organic #healthylifestyle #fresh #portadelsol #fresca #isladelencanto
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Local fruits, veggies, spices and crafts at the #Aguadilla farmers' market this morning. ... ... ......

Misty morning commute to Borinquen Beach. Thanks to @rescateplayasborinquen for everything they do to keep our beach clean, safe and accessible! ...
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#borinquen #bqn #borinquenbeach #aguadilla #tropical #islandlife #beachlife #isladelencanto #surfing #surfpr #travel #mytinyatlas #puertorico #prselevanta #morningwalk #mornings #rescateplayasborinquen #whateverpuertorico #whateverpr
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Misty morning commute to Borinquen Beach. Thanks to @rescateplayasborinquen for everything they do t...

Base Commander and Executive Officer prepare an all-hands meeting in the hangar at @USCG Air Station Borinquen as Vice Admiral Karl Schultz and Rear Admiral Michael Ryan arrive. Coast Guard families who still struggle with lack of electricity in their homes on base—even 5 months after the hurricane—were given the opportunity to speak to the Admirals about what it's like living here day-to-day. Families hope that an understanding of the living conditions by stateside decision-makers will bring additional support and resources to residents living in the dark. In homes without shore power,  students prepare for finals by lamp light. There is no hot water for showers. Small gas generatos can't power microwaves or stoves to prepare food for active duty members and their families. This is the reality in Puerto Rico, an island made up of 3.5 million American citizens.
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#coastguard #airstationborinquen #uscg #military #mh65 #aguadilla #hc144 #puertorico #islandlife #isladelencanto #hangar #avgeek #airport #puertorico @davidbegnaud #bqn #prselevanta #aviation #airplane #helicopter #militarylife
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Base Commander and Executive Officer prepare an all-hands meeting in the hangar at @USCG Air Station...

My fruits and veggies friend is always smiling!
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#aguadilla #fruitstand #puertorico #fruits #veggies #adventure #isladelencanto #crisisisland #guagua #adventuretime #vegan #goodvibes #beachlife #islandlife
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My fruits and veggies friend is always smiling! . . . #aguadilla #fruitstand #puertorico #fruits #ve...

I've realized that living without power and living with continuous outages are two different animals. 
When you don't have electricity and there's little hope that it's coming back any time soon (i.e., power poles are lying in the grass) you prepare for the long haul. You become a steely-eyed warrior who learns to make iguana jerky and fire-roasted pour-overs. You brace yourself for cold showers and plan your days around hunting for gas to fill the generator. Only suckers buy more than a pint (a.k.a. one serving) of ice cream. 
With constant power outages, you're always on edge, preparing to seize the exact moment that power is "restored". Semper Paratus! THERE'S NOT A MINUTE TO WASTE! Laundry must be separated and several consecutive loads should be ready to wash—IMMEDIATELY! Quick! Turn on the dishwasher! Run! Vacuum all the cracks where the broom pushed the dust! Plug in the phones and backup batteries! Unplug the fridge from the generator cord and plug it back into the wall socket! Take a shower as soon as the water is hot! Turn off the hotspot and download everything via wifi! And whatever you do, please, for the love of all things holy, DO NOT PUT AWAY THE EXTENSION CORDS! Everyone knows that's bad luck.
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I've realized that living without power and living with continuous outages are two different animals...

Junior and his first mate aboard Cuz We Can
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Junior and his first mate aboard Cuz We Can ... #saintlucia #caribbean #onaboat #cuzwecan #adventure...

Listen to the sweet sounds of the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico style. 
#sinluz #aguadilla #puertorico #prselevanta #prepa #crisisisland #generators #bestoftheday #videooftheday #energy #power #lifeisanadventure #islandlife #caribbean #alldayallnight #champion
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Listen to the sweet sounds of the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico style. #sinluz #aguadilla #puertor...

My latest series entitled ‘Sangria Sin Luz’ 
#apagon #maria #sinluz #nopower #sangria #unaganchadesangria #puertoricoselevanta #whoturnedoutthelights #mixology #aguadilla #puertorico #islandlife #eltiburon #isladelencanto #cocktails #liquor #cocktailbar #bar #drink
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My latest series entitled ‘Sangria Sin Luz’ #apagon #maria #sinluz #nopower #sangria #unaganchadesa...

No power. No problem.

#eltiburon #aguadilla #puertorico #prselevanta #apagón #sinluz #sangria #crashboatbeach #islandlife #crisisisland
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No power. No problem. #eltiburon #aguadilla #puertorico #prselevanta #apagón #sinluz #sangria #cras...

We had a chance to leave our little island and explore the neighborhood. Here’s a quick compilation of 7 days of snorkeling and scuba fun. We actually got the chance to scuba with sharks but didnt have the GoPro with us. #nexttime
#easterncaribbean #stjohns #antigua #stkitts #stlucia #barbados #caribbean #islandlife #scuba #prodivingstkitts #ansechastenet #ansechastenetbeach #westsidescubacenter #westsidescuba #snorkeling #beachlife #adventure #scubaduving #wreckdiving #tropicalfish #cuzwecan #vacation #outdoors #underwater #gopro #underwateradventure #royalcaribbean #jeweloftheseas #puertorico
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We had a chance to leave our little island and explore the neighborhood. Here’s a quick compilation...

Day trip to Magens Bay

#stthomas #islandlife #beautifuldestinations #mytinyatlas #wanderlust
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Day trip to Magens Bay #stthomas #islandlife #beautifuldestinations #mytinyatlas #wanderlust

Hand-painted hibiscus on wood salvaged from my backyard after hurricane Maria. (Of course I get excited about making ornaments the day AFTER Christmas. 🙄 Perhaps this is a head start on 2018?) #floral #puertoricoselevanta #puertorico #handmade #aguadilla #shoplocal #makersgonnamake #hurricanemaria #hibiscus #tropical #ornaments
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Hand-painted hibiscus on wood salvaged from my backyard after hurricane Maria. (Of course I get exci...

Happy holidays from the beautiful beaches of sunny #puertorico ! We dove at Crash Boat this morning. The water was gorgeous! #aguadilla 🇵🇷🎄😎🌴
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Happy holidays from the beautiful beaches of sunny #puertorico ! We dove at Crash Boat this morning....

90 days after hurricane Maria, and today at 2:45pm, we got real power from a real power pole! These are the amazing, hardworking people making it happen. (Except me. I did not make this happen.) #tengoluz #aguadilla #powersecure #dukeenergy #prepa #blackout #prselevanta #hurricanemaria #instaphoto #instagood #puertorico #power #electrician #lineman #linemanlife #linemanpride
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90 days after hurricane Maria, and today at 2:45pm, we got real power from a real power pole! These...

Park benches + power lines at Parque Colón in #aguadilla 
#aeepr #PRselevanta #whateverpr #puertorico
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Park benches + power lines at Parque Colón in #aguadilla #aeepr #PRselevanta #whateverpr #puertoric...

🌈 Buenos Dias! 🌈 
#aguadilla #prselevanta #puertorico #caribbean
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🌈 Buenos Dias! 🌈 #aguadilla #prselevanta #puertorico #caribbean

Caballeros en Isabela

#caballo #globetrotter #puertorico #whateverpr #isabela #horse
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Caballeros en Isabela #caballo #globetrotter #puertorico #whateverpr #isabela #horse

Pelican Man and Felix feeding the birds at Crashboat Beach

#aguadilla #crashboatbeach #puertorico #prselevanta #whateverpr #beachlife #pelicans #travelblogger #discovertheroad #postmaria
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Pelican Man and Felix feeding the birds at Crashboat Beach #aguadilla #crashboatbeach #puertorico #...

Worked with these amazing active-duty @USCG volunteers, spouses and friends to bring much-needed supplies to a neighborhood in San Sebastían. Many relief agencies are leaving, but PR still needs help. 
#prselevanta #puertorico #uscg
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Worked with these amazing active-duty @USCG volunteers, spouses and friends to bring much-needed sup...

Rainbow over dead power lines in  #Aguadilla. 58 days post-Maria.

#prselevanta #🇵🇷
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Rainbow over dead power lines in #Aguadilla. 58 days post-Maria. #prselevanta #🇵🇷

It's been 57 days since hurricane Maria. Yesterday I tagged along with @uscg volunteers stationed in #aguadilla to distribute bottled water, MREs, water filters, toiletries and baby supplies in the towns of Moca and San Sebastian. 
We met a woman who lost everything and is now living with 9-10 relatives in a small house. We saw moms with little kids who need diapers. We met older couples who are just getting by. There is no running water. There is no electricity. I continue to be amazed at the resiliency and hopefulness of Puerto Rican people. Everyone shares what little they have. They're community-oriented, civil towards one another, kind, loving, grateful and in need of so much help. 
#prselevanta #puertorico #hurricanemaria
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It's been 57 days since hurricane Maria. Yesterday I tagged along with @uscg volunteers stationed in...

49 days after hurricane Maria, and we're still on generator power, only drinking filtered/bottled water, and there's no cable or internet. The main provider here, Liberty Cable, may or may recover from the hurricane damage. Yesterday, I waited in line for 2+ hours at Claro to sign up for DSL (fastest speed is 5Mbps) and DIRECTV. They're going to call me in 5-10 days to set up an appointment for internet and the soonest DIRECTV installation date is December 7, 30 days from now. It's slow, but it's progress, right?! Also, if you're in #Aguadilla or on your way back, here's a list of wifi spots close to Base Ramey. If you've found other good spots, let me know
• Gud Vibes on 110 across from fruit stand ($5/hr or $20 for the day). • Pueblo parking lot at the top of the hill on 107 (strong AT&T data signal)
• Jugetes parking lot • 110 shoulder across from Lufthansa. (Can be kind of slow if lots of cars are parked there)
#puertorico #prselevanta
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49 days after hurricane Maria, and we're still on generator power, only drinking filtered/bottled wa...

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