Boat Divin~!!

Up slightly before a very early alarm, after a messed up nights sleep. Once I get to sleep I do pretty good – it’s just getting to sleep that is the issue. Not at all uncommon to lay there for an hour or so trying to drift off to sleep…… I hate it. The plan, was to get up, do my morning stuff and get a small breakfast in me before I took off, as the past week, running out the door for most of a day of doin’ stuff without eating anything before I go, as proved to be slightly detrimental to my well being. Note I said the plan……….. unfortunately it did not happen…. but at least this dive shop furnishes a fresh fruit and some home made cookies between dives….. so I had a small tangerine and 4 cookies to help keep me upright when I needed it. I kissed my bride good bye (after wishing her a Happy Anniversary again [[42 years]] ) and I was off. I ran up the mountain and picked up Shawn and Kaydence (his Daughter) and in no time we were at the Salt River Marina and boarding IBIS….. my most favorite dive boat. A short sprint out to Salt River East for our first dive spot. I gotta tell you…… it felt absolutely wonderful to step off the back of that bat into that gorgeous blue water~!!!! The dive did not disappoint…. a beautiful turtle, a small sting ray and a couple of sharks – even though I could not get them in very close to me. The second dive was just as enjoyable…. more of a scenic dive versus big ocean critters…. but I got to bottle-a$$ around as much as I wanted on the entire dive~!!!! WONDERFUL dive[s]~!!

I dropped Shawn and Kaydence off and was back at the house by 1:30 with a bouquet of roses for my Bride. Since I  can’t take her out to eat for a nice dinner…. felt like I needed to do something to ‘mark’ the occasion…. especially since she let me run off and go diving for the first half of the day. Gear rinsed, me showered and chatting with you. Angie is working on Chicken Cordon Bleu as I type this……. 30 minutes later…… dinner was delicious, we’ve had our after dinner smoke and I am looking forward to crawling into bed and not have to worry about getting up until I’m ready tomorrow…….

Gonna try and get a good walk in tomorrow since I’m not diving…… I really want to get rid of some of this stomach~! Pictures are already edited (enough for a couple of days) so I’m set for the night.

Good Night Ya’ll @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ Thankx for stoppin in~!

Happy Anniversary to my Bride of 42 years~!

Shawn (Porkchop).
Caribbean Reef shark.
Trumpet fish
Squirrel fish.


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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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