Lord have mercy……

You know – I REALLY hate to admit it – but I think may be I am getting older….. Dammit Emmit……. We had two really easy tours today…… first one was our ‘VIP‘ tour — and while they were a great group… that one one of the slowest tours I have done in memory. Geeez Louise….. I have nothing against a slow tour – but I’m fairly sure I fell asleep at least twice during the ride….. what made it aggravating, was the two women on the ride [the slowest of the four drivers], kept telling me how they rode ATV’s out through the Rockies… ‘up sheer cliffs‘ and so on….. give me a friggin break ladies…. I would bet both of my ears you had never been off of a paved road, but that is just one of the things you have to put  with from with in this particular job….. Best part is…. when we got back to the yard… they ALL [including 4 kids that were passengers] – all said that was one of the best times they have had in a while~! THAT’S what we want to hear~! That is really good press for the business – and that’s what we want. They also tipped very well…….. another important aspect from the guys that are busting our collective touchas’ to make sure everyone is safe and having a good time. (Since my A #1 favorite fan [Vera] asked…. ) This particular tour was arranged through a tour company that does all the ‘homework’ for groups of people who like to travel and experience each location they visit, to the fullest. I have used these types of companies before, and I can tell you, they come at a premium….. but for me, [and apparently lots of folks who use them) – it is worth every single penny…… and the folks that use these type of companies – also tend to show their gratitude, very nicely….. which is why we consider them VIP’s…. all of our customers are VIP’s……. I guess some maybe just a little more ”I” than others……..

The noon tour was supposed to be 3 bikes…. but only one couple showed up (1 bike) and normally – I would not ride follow up for 1 bike – but this was a young newly wed couple [another]…… and I was in a good mood and offered to go along and take pictures. Besides, I really didn’t want to hang back and wash bikes….   😉  So- off we went…. it became apparent pretty quick – the new husband had ridden before and was good at it – and with just the 1 bike – the tour was fun, fast and enjoyable. I took lots of pictures of them and it was just a very enjoyable ride. A great way to wrap a day up…….. Back at the yard… the new bride and groom were elated with their ride and soon scurried off for more fun on the island. No tip….. not sure if they were broke and couldn’t afford a tip….. or… and I hope….. new to the adult life and didn’t realize a tip was appropriate for the extra we done for them….. but whatever – I was genuinely happy for those 2 ‘kids’ and glad they had a good time…… I wish them the best.

We woke up this morning with no internet….. and sadly came home at 2:00~ish with still no internet……… DAMMIT Emmit~~!! I called and complained [again]…. fat lot of good that did…… by 4:30~ish, we finally got a signal and I could get my pictures loaded and edited for the day. Now, a full belly of Salmon patties, peas and stuffing…  shower and a snoot full of Vodka…. I’m ready for some shut eye….. WOW – way over my limit for tonight….. dammit……..

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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