First full day with the Jenkin’s clan………. : )

First full day with the Jenkin’s clan is officially in the books and a good day it was  : )  We started out with a good breakfast whooped up by Oma and then loaded into the bus and headed for downtown Christiansted……  Pa-paw kinda messed up not taking into account it was Sunday morning and most everything down there was closed….. hey~!…. cut me some slack…. it’s hard to be retired AND keep track of what day it is~!  We did manage to make it into a couple of stores and picked up a couple of nice souvenirs…. One store owner thought the boys were so cute – he even gave them a very cool T-Shirt each that changes color when the sun hits it.  We moseyed around the boardwalk a little bit taking in the sites and enjoying where we were at. We got ourselves on the boardwalk cam before continuing on to take in a tour of the Christiansted Fort. We had a good time checking out the sites, the cannons, (fighting imaginary pirates) and the arsenal and the dungeon and all the fun parts that a fort has.

I also did not take into account that we had a wee little feller with us (Mr. Colton) and that them little fellers wear out a little quicker than others, so we headed back to the boardwalk and loaded into the bus to come back to the condo, for some juice, conditioned air and a nap…….. A nap under the belt, Mr. Colt was up and about and loaded for bear as we sent the rest of the afternoon ducking intermittent rain showers and hunting for crabs on the beach. We had a very enjoyable afternoon, just enjoying each others company and ‘bonking’ each other on the head with pool noodles. Mom and my Deuce wandered up and checked out the pool and checked out some of the beach in the process. Decided it was about time to feed folks, so after a quick pole, decided I needed to fire up the grill again…… I loaded the grill with chicken wings, chicken breasts, some hot dogs and a couple of burgers and before you know it everybody was mealing down on Pa-paws grilling and some French fries that Oma had whipped up~!  Drinks, a nice conversation, the occasion rain shower…… just a great way to wrap up a very easy first day.

It’s a learning experience for my Queen and me…… but we’re starting to get the hang of this having company thing and the best way to handle it….. we can’t wait to show off our skills to other visitors  : )  We have a 2 tank dive scheduled tomorrow morning for me, Steph and Josh. Oma is gonna hang out and watch the 2 ankle biters….. I’m pumped for the dives~! Last time me and Steph dove together is when I signed everybody for a dive class in Aruba…… REALLY looking forward to diving with her and Josh now, especially since we are ALL now PADI certified SCUBA divers….. I’ll be sure and take lots of pictures~!

Kiddlies have all had their showers and folks are starting to wind down for bedtime and some much needed rest after a fun day in America’s Paradise.

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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