First full day – in the books~~!

I was up a solid half hour –  45 minutes this morning before the first rustling of little boys started. I guess the long time spent on airplanes and romping in the surf took it’s toll on everybody…. including their Mom. I am happy everybody slept in a little bit. It means they were getting much needed rest and I got a half hour of solitude before chaos ensued. 😉   Finally everybody up — some more romping on the beach before a tasty breakfast of waffles, eggs and sausage. We were a little slow getting started…… but finally got the truck loaded and headed  West. The wind and the waves here on the North shore remain brutal…. and according to new intel now are supposed to last another week. No worries Mate – we have the West end of the island that almost always promises calm winds and smooth waters.  Stephanie was wanting to make it out to Sandy Point – Wild life nature preserve. Also the location of the filming of the last scene of Shawshank Redemption. She is here at the right time of year this time to access the beach….. normally closed most of the year for Leather Back Turtle nesting. We secured us a spot on the beach and Steph got to see [and swim] on Zihuatanejo beach. The Mexican beach the scene was supposed to have happened on. Arguably, one of the prettiest beaches on the island – although the water access and current ocean surge made it a tad more aggressive than we were hoping for. We still bailed in and enjoyed the gorgeous blue water for an hour or so before we decided it was time for a scoop of ice cream and a little less aggressive beach.

Ice cream properly consumed, we headed down to Frederiksted beach, where we found much calmer water, easier access and almost as pretty blue water. There we spent another 2 hours in glorious sunshine, warm clear waters and each others company. We finally got Will into a snorkel and mask and almost couldn’t contain him after that. He took to it like a Sea gull to water……. Everybody finally worn out and getting hungry – we loaded DD back up and headed for mid island…. after a stop at both local K-Marts to check for up graded swimming gear for my Mess (Colton).

Back at the condo – A little romping on the beach, everybody finally cleaned up and fed and starting to wind down for some much needed sack time. I gar-0n-tee these little guys will do some serious sleeping tonight~!  😉  Me and Steph have a 2-tank dive scheduled for tomorrow morning….. one of them is supposed to be at my favorite site — Armageddon~!!! We are going to follow that up with some more beach time meeting Oma at Rainbow beach. Should be another long fun day~!!

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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