Doing the touristy things and Blues……………

We decided to do the touristy thing today. We went into town to Toast Diner to start the day off with a scrumptious breakfast. We lucked out and found seating for all 7 of us (it is a VERY small establishment).  We had to sample the in-house Bloody Mary bar… and I think all “partakers” were happy with what they got. We had some hash brown casseroles (me and my Squirt) with various toppings ( I had 2 eggs, gravy and mushrooms on mine) and there were some eggs, pan cakes and various other goodies for a wonderful selection of breakfast for all~! After our appetites had been sated, we strolled along the board walk and checked out most of the local stores picking up a few trinkets as we went. We eventually found our selves at the fort at the end of the Boardwalk and went in for a tour. It was actually our (me & my bride’s) first time in the fort as well. Very neat self guided tour with a ton of history. I don’t think the fascination was quite as high for the kids, but still an interesting tour. I personally am looking forward to being able to go through it again….. There is a ton of history on this island and the fort was a big part of it, plus there are some awesome vantage points for picture taking…..

We came back home too suck up some conditioned air as the kids were starting to drag a bit. The sun, wind and temps here will take it out of you pretty quick, especially if you’re not used to it. Once everyone cooled down – most headed out to the pool for some more serious cooling off and then back to the unit and out to the beach for some crab hunting and romping in the surf.  Didn’t take much of that for appetites to build up and folks started drifting back inside looking for consumables…… We decided we would run up to Blues and check out their menu. The crowd put a pretty good dent in Blues’ food supply. There were a couple of Brisket sammiches…. a sloppy Jim, Italian Sausage, some hot dogs and Mahi-Mahi served up….. and course lots of liquid refreshments to help it all wash down. Everybody got to meet Mr. Jim and Mrs. Debbie and even a couple of pictures were drawn for them – which are now proudly displayed in the grill area. We shut the place down and even helped put up some of the bar stools for Mr. Jim.

Back at the house, showers were in order and even though there was protest afterward for heading to bed– the little ones were soon cutting ZZZZ’s in the bedroom. Even the most energetic ones crash after a day like today. Mom & Dad soon followed by Oma, which leaves me sitting here chatting with you, in this blissfully quiet little apartment now.  🙂     I’m gonna wrap it and load some pictures for you (I hope) and hit the hay here shortly too as we have a boat ride scheduled tomorrow to check out Gallows Bay and see if maybe we can spot some pirates~!

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

 

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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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