Our day today………..

Me and Mom were up bright and early to get our ‘old folk’ stuff out of the way before we launched into [what was to be] a very busy day.  We had scheduled an ATV tour through the lower part of the rain forest that we have here on our beautiful island and then on up to some of the higher elevations on the island. We have done this tour with another daughter and family but was looking forward to this tour none the less. We arrived much earlier than we were supposed to because I am an idiot and had the wrong time written down….. so we used the opportunity to hit Polly’s…a local establishment that has a really nice breakfast menu. We filled our bellies and then went out to enjoy the view that is offered by the West end of the island and the Frederiksted pier. That being done, we headed back to our assigned appointment with Gecko Island ATV tours. We filled out required paperwork, got our helmets and soon headed out to the location of the ATVs’.  After a short briefing, we climbed aboard our ATV’s and headed out. Beautiful scenery going through our local rain forest. The trail was muddy this time due to recent rains, so there was ample mud puddle splashing and slipping around corners. Arrived at the first ‘break’ area and Sean, acting as our guide, did a bang up job, telling us about the local sites and some of the history of the area as well as offering drinks and snacks. We finally loaded back up and headed for our next stop. A big sugar mill located at the top of one of the taller mountains in the area. Fascinating history – that people of all ages can enjoy. After a nice break and history lesson, we loaded up and headed back to our starting point. Sean and Cynthia [owners] did a wonderful job throughout the tour~! We will definitely be back to do it again with them~!

We headed across the road (where the tour ends) to Rhythm’s Bar, located on Rainbow beach, for a little bit to munch on and some icy cold adult liquid refreshments to wash the dust and road dirt down. Happily, we were joined by Sean and Cynthia and sat and talked about how much fun we had. We finally left them to head out to our next adventure…… Mont Pellier Domino Club. I have heard a ton about this place, but had yet been out to it. After a long missed turn drive – we finally found it. The place is noted for it’s ROTI (which they were now out of), it’s Wannamama (or something like that)  drink (which they happily still had plenty of) and their beer drinking pigs. Sadly they were out of O’Doul’s……. so we didn’t get to do the ‘pig thing’.  The pig thing consists of taking a full can of beer, shaking it vigorously and then feeding it to the pigs. Supposed to be quite the show when they bite into the can. Apparently for years, they were fed regular beer, but PETA or one of them other feel good, goody-goody operations decided, that getting the pigs hammered wasn’t a good thing and threw one of their fits… so now the place can only feed them the non-alcoholic beer (which is VERY hard to find on the island)…… talk about cruel and unusual punishment~!!!  We stayed and had a couple of drinks before heading for Blues for a bite to eat and another drink or six……. 😉

Now back safe and sound sucking up that wonderfully fabulous conditioned air…. we are talking about activities for tomorrow. I think it starts with breakfast at Toast Diner…… which means at a bare minimum a decent Bloody Mary to start the day…… so I’m excited~!!!  Yea-Rah island life~!!!

Too many pix for one posting – so more tomorrow — OOOOHHH~!  We had another late night visitor  last night too…..  # 27~!

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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