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Current Rock of Residence:

Cozumel

Island Girl Since:

2012

Originally Hails From:

Oregon

Madeline found herself confused and sweaty (but smiling!) on the rock of Cozumel when she married an island boy in 2012. And no, they did not meet on vacation. After the birth of their first son, the couple decided to relocate to Coz permanently and she began to be entranced by the flora, fauna, culture, and Island Pirate People. Though originally a proud Oregonian, Madeline enjoys her time on Cozumel and is still learning to navigate island life in pants.

You can find her on Instagram @7strongoregon or on her blog about family nomadic life, Seven Strong Oregon.

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THE COFFEE QUEST….

THE COFFEE QUEST….

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Never Trust A Price

So, I had to buy a bottle of rum today. Not a rare occurrence, pretty typical actually. "Why is it $38 Theresa? It was $29.99 last week?" "Oh, Meez Vic, it's because itz de last bottle of dat rum on da shelf" "Are you planning on ordering more?" "Oh yez, Meez Vic"...

The Gift

The Gift

When my husband and I decided to uproot our family from Kentucky- from the only place, people, and life we have ever known- and move to a tiny island in the Caribbean, it was of course met with so many remarks to the tune of "Oh My Gosh, THAT'S AMAZING!", "You are...

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