Picking up where I left off………

Saturday my Daughter and her family’s flight didn’t leave out until 4:00 in the afternoon and they wanted to make the most of the day…… so we had us some breakfast, they got some laundry done, and got in some pool time all by noon~ish…. Everybody wanted to get in a little more beach time and I hadn’t got to show my Daughter one of the sites yet she had been wanting to see, so I figured out a way to “kill two birds with one stone”…… We loaded up in the bus and headed for North shore road – where one of the last scenes of the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. Our whole family are fans of the movie. It is the scene where Andy (movie main character) is shown driving a long a stretch of road looking out at what is supposed to be the Pacific Ocean. In actuality, it is the Caribbean Sea filmed here on our gorgeous island. The final scene of the movie was also filmed here, at a place called Sandy Point Wild Life refuge – but the whole area is closed down for the next couple of months for turtle nesting season and the beaches are closed to the public.

As we slowed for pictures and videos along that stretch, we quoted some lines from the movie and talked about the movie a little bit. That road leads to one of the nicest beaches on the island (besides Sandy Point) – so we continued on until we got to Cane Bay. We managed to find us a place to park and secured a spot of shade on the beach and soon everybody was back out in that gorgeous water. Alas~ all good things must come to an end – and it was soon time to load up and head back to the condo so they could get packed up for their flight back to the main land.

We got everybody loaded up and back to the airport in what we thought was plenty of time, only to find out the airlines wanted to leave early and their flight was actually boarding when we got there. To top that off, we found out the kids needed a copy of their birth certificate or a passport to go back to the mainland~!  First I have heard of that~! I have never seen that in any of the brochures for the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Come see us, no passports needed” Well, I guess technically it’s true if you don’t leave the island. What a load of crap~! Apparently airport security people got about half  $hitty about it as well. Really put an ugly end to what was otherwise a wonderful vacation for my family. But – they finally got loaded and onto their plane and are now comfortably and safely back in Indiana. It sure was great having them here, the laughter, the smiles, hugs and kisses….. The condo seems almost empty now….. albeit blissfully quiet… 😉

We have another Daughter and her family coming this weekend and the fun will start all over again……. we can’t wait~!

Good night ya’ll —- Thankx for stopping by~!

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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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