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Old 01-19-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Hindsight,

Thanks for the reply. I am in the Coast Guard, and the main reason I would like Ramey is because of the laid back relaxed lifestyle. My job would also be much more relaxed compared to San Juan. As far as housing in Bayamon here is link USCG Sector San Juan, PR it is CG owned housing. Come to find I will have to live there unless I am buying a house within the metro. I would have to PCS out Ramey from SJ but it wouldn't be a painful move by any means. My daughter is in private school now and I'm considering home school, so the school situation may not be a factor.

I just finished talking it over with my wife and we are going to place Miami first on our list, but may still end up with San Juan. There is also a possibilty that I will remain here in the Hampton Roads area which wouldn't be bad either.

I think my wife and I were overtaken with how much we love to "VACATION" in Puerto Rico, that we were not thinking things through.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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So Miami is no longer open and I'm being considered to either extend here in VA or move to PR. Since I already own a house here, I would like to extend but wouldn't be upset if I recieved oders to PR either. We'll see. Does anyone know about the Urb Monte Claro community in Bayamon? It looks nice, but i cannot find a lot of information on it. Wonder how long it would take me to get the Coast Guard base in Old San Juan from there?

http://www.clasificadosonline.com/UD...entAdID=200043

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Old 01-25-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Ramey does have USAF personnel stationed at the airport ... mainly PR Air National Guard and an active duty USAF Combat Air Control Squadron.

I have also seen US Army assets in that area including an Army National Guard MP Company and have seen US Navy and USAF aircraft on the tarmac. Homeland Security (the HQ for the US Border Patrol's Puerto Rico sector and an ICE detention center), the FBI, DEA and the CIA also have facilities around the airport.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I got orders to Cleveland out of nowhere WTF???? LoL, I was kinda looking for an excusse to get out of the Coast Guard and now I have one.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:49 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I'm confused - in one post you're talking about opening a restaurant franchise in PR and you're simultaneously posting about being in the Coast Guard and being transferred to Cleveland. Is senility my problem? Cheers!
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I'm getting out of the Coast Guard in about 2months. I am currently in the process of opening a restaurant in VA. Since I didn't get orders to Miami or San Juan I figured the Coast Guard was just going to keep me here in VA. In that case I would have been able to run the restaurant and remain on active duty. Then I got orders out of left field to Cleveland, and have the choice of moving or getting out. I chose to get out, therefore I signed on to open more than one restaraunt. Now I have to find potential areas I would like to open them in.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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San Juan
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I want to go to Miami so bad.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Here's my only slightly informed take. Based on working on a boat with two 1-week port breaks in San Juan and a 8 day vacation in Miami. Again, this is based on a $65k salary. (If I could pick say a $300k salary, Miami would be a cinch - a luxury high-rise on the water or living like Don Johnson on a small yacht...:-) ).

However, on 65k you'd live in some grody suburb in a small rancher or maybe a decent but nothing especial rental near the action - and admittedly the place has some nice splashy glitzy clubs and restaurants. However in PR they have things more to my liking - the Ernie Hemingway-frequented 300 year old bars in Old San Juan. All that history - even a 500 year old fort at El Morro. I also liked the Contado strip with all the fancy casino hotels (even though I don't gamble much - shows and food were great as was the beach. Think a small scale model of the Vegas strip but not in the middle of a dusty desert but on the beach. Miami Beach can't match that).

The other thing about PR that greatly exceeds Miami is the scenery. Miami is a typical barrier bar beach (OK Miami Beach is a separate town) which is great but it's sitting on the edge of a frickin swamp. In PR you have a beautiful jungled mountainous island in the tropics with delightful little small towns like something out of 50 years ago. Very relaxing (OK downtown San Juan isn't quite that).
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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I'm glad that you enjoyed Puerto Rico. Spread the word!
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