Thanksgiving Day~~~

Actually did sleep in a little bit on this beautiful blue sky 80° morning….. I know some of you hate me for that – but hey, whatcha ya gonna do ?   😉 My Bride must have been a little extra tired and slept in until around 08:30. We lounged around and took it easy, enjoying our smoke breaks out on the patio and fully enjoying the weather. The sun was bright and making the different blues in the water really stand out. We had reservations for an early Thanksgiving dinner at 2:00pm, so we skipped breakfast in anticipation of filling our bellies with turkey. We fielded multiple phone calls and facetime chats with family and friends while we waited. Always nice to hear from them.

Time came for us to head out – and nicely, the restaurant is only about a mile up the road from us. We could have walked it, ha-ha-ha….. what am I saying… well, we could have, but that just ain’t gonna happen. Arrived promptly at 2:00 and was seated. What a view, sun, sand, sky and palm trees.  It is an outdoor venue (like most places on the island) so we had that view and the occasional wonderfully cool breeze to keep us comfortable. We watched iguana’s roaming around looking for hand outs, which terrified our server….. and the occasional bird looking for handouts as well. We had a small soup starter, even though I don’t think it was the Tomato Bisque that we ordered, but it wasn’t terrible. That was followed up promptly by a small salad and then the main course. I ordered half & half (turkey & ham) while my bride opted for just turkey. Turns out – sticking with the turkey was the smart move…..uuggh… the ham tasted like [bad] canned ham. The turkey wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. What they called mac-n-cheese was inedible. They had a cornbread stuffing that might have been good Tuesday morning when it was probably made and has been keeping under a heat lamp since. There was a small medley of what they were calling vegetables – but again neither of us dared to try them, rice and last but not least smashed taters….. well, they were supposed to be smashed….. this still had large lumps of very under cooked potatoes in it.  We ate more of it than we probably should have, but we were starving and figured we’d just hope for the best. I had a piece of apple pie for dessert – which was commendable. Angie had a piece of pumpkin pie and said it tasted more like sweet potatoes than pumpkin and left most of it on the plate. Best Thanksgiving we ever had ? Not by a long shot – but were sitting on a beautiful tropical island, 83°s or so weather, we are both in reasonably good health, our kids and grand kids are reasonably happy and healthy and leading a good life  and we are happily retired — I’d say that is a lot to be thankful for — and we most certainly are.

Happy Thanksgiving~!


Always know what is behind you when taking pictures  😉

Several attempts at our beautiful [almost] full moon…..


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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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