We played two interesting Puerto Rico games this evening. I made a ton of mistakes in the first game, and got completely waxed - 20 points behind the pack. The second game was pretty cool. I went straight out for a shipping strategy - I managed the corn boats pretty well early, and got a wharf - after which the VP's just flowed in.
By the end of the game I had 40 shipping points, which is pretty amazing. I even managed to get the Residence - so I cleaned up. I can't get too big a head over this though - that first game I was buried so deep no one could find me :)