Local Flora

Gonna be a short one tonight ya’ll……. spent the first half of the day dealing with car dealers…… and nothing went even close to what I was hoping for…. it’ll apparently be at least another week before we get our jeep – so I had to extend the rental period on the ‘bus’ again…. ouch  🙁

Been waiting since last week to hit Blues Backyard BBQ tonight. They had what was supposed to be one of the better hotter bands on the island.  Mama’s Black Sheep. You may have seen postings my bride put up about them. As it turns out – it is two women (from their poster, I thought one was a dude) and I guess both are of the Lesbian persuasion……. One played acoustic guitar and the other played one of the more unique percussion set ups I’ve seen in a while. They had a good sound – but I was not overly impressed. They played a lot of original music – and it too had a good sound – but just not my cup of tea…… I guess I am more comfortable with stuff I am familiar with…. go figure huh ? Anyhow – sat there until closing chatting with lots and lots of good folks….. realtors, fellow veterans, dive shop owners and just good folk in general. Closing was late tonight (8:00) because of the band. Seems to be pretty common to close down [what I consider] early everywhere we have been on the island. I think I like it. I think it cuts down on the number of people being really trashed and trying to drive….. but I could be wrong~

Anyhow, between downpours today…. I wandered around the yard and took some pictures of the local flora in the unit where we are at….. not the gorgeous sea views I normally put up – but I know I have a small following of folks who enjoy the various unique plants we have here on the island and since we’re leaving this place Friday morning (moving to a different part of the island) I figured I’d capture some of it for them…….. Not sure what I’ll get up between now and the weekend because of the move — but we’ll see.

Thankx for stopping in……. Good night ya’ll~!!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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