A little slower day……..

We actually got to sleep in a little bit this morning…. WOO-HOO~!!! (well, 06:30) but we’ll take what we can get……. Had an ‘early’ morning scheduled as we were due to make a boat trip around Salt River Nature Reserve area at 09:00. Per web site direction we were to arrive at 08:45 for our journey through the mangroves and the Christopher Columbus arrival site.

We started off with some biscuits and sausage and bacon that Oma whooped up for us (well dammit… just can’t run off on an adventure like that on an empty stomach~!)……  growling bellies mostly satiated… we loaded up into the Bus and headed for Salt River Bay. Got there in record time – even early enough for Pa-paw to back the Bus into an unseen object and separate the bumper from it’s attachment point…… No worries though…. being plastic and all, I just popped it back into place. We soon loaded onto [what is to believed] the only pontoon boat in the Caribbean and headed into the Salt River basin. Captain Danny was doing a heckva job telling us about some of the local history of the area and about the local bird and wild life in the area. Fun, easy going educational type tour. It was enjoyable, relaxing and fun…… although I don’t think the wee folks onboard was getting the same experience…… that was until Captain Danny let them take over steering the boat — Hot Damn~!— Good stuff right there~!!! Most of us learned at least a little bit about the beautiful island we were on and the local wildlife and it was just an all around enjoyable tour. We will definitely be making the tour again with other visitors that come to spend some time with us.

We wrapped up the tour and jumped back into the Bus. I managed to get us out of the parking lot without backing into anything else. Hoping we could get my little ‘Mess’ to take a nap, we started driving around the local mountain top – checking out some awesome views….. the nap didn’t pan out, so we headed back to the condo, for showers, naps [for some] and some relax. I wanted to show the ‘kids’ some more of the island -so when naps and all were finished, we loaded back up into the Bus for a run out to the West end of the island to view Veterans Drive. A really nice stretch of road that runs along the Western edge of the island… well, nice until it ends where the road disappears….. wiped out by storm surge from Hurricane Maria…… but it is a stretch of about 3 miles of gorgeous beach……. After spending some time admiring the views from the beach, we stopped back by a local eatery call Nacho & Louis’s….. fun little bar named after the owners dogs. Have been here multiple times and always a fun time….. sadly, not so much this time…… but we got food and drinks in our bellies and soon was back at the condo enjoying each others company.

Got the kiddlies in bed and spent a little time sitting out on the balcony listening to the waves crashing in on the beach, with drinks and chatting. I cut out a little bit early out to get these words to you, and as I get to this part, everyone is filing in ready for bed…… so I’m going to try and get a BUNCH of pictures up for you and call it a night myself……. I think we’re supposed to go out to the Buccaneer Resort tomorrow for some swimming and snorkeling. Been out there once – fun looking little place that I look forward to exploring — I’ll let you know how it goes.

Good Night Ya’ll …….. Thankx for stopping in~!

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This boat is made out of concrete~!

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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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