Longest yet……….

Well sir…… I guess it was my turn to sleep in a little bit……. for whatever reason, I did not feel my Bride roll out of bed [apparently] fairly early this morning…… and I didn’t wake up until 07:45…. I guess I needed it – but I really don’t like sleeping that late. About the time my Queen was starting her pre-breakfast routine, was about the time I convinced myself to strap on my shoes and hit the road. She promised me she would go ahead and make herself a breakfast while I was gone. Once she started cooking – I gave her a kiss and was off…….. I had a route mapped out in my head that I have been wanting to try for a while, estimating it to be pretty close to 5 miles. I wanted to give it a shot and provided the now late morning heat didn’t suck all the air out of my lungs – I was going to try it.

A nice breeze helped keep some of the sweat at bay and made breathing only marginally easier but the first mile went by fairly easy. The second mile of this route was all up hill [again, not steep – but definitely up hill] but I was holding my own. Another ten minutes and I was at about the half way point [by my estimate]….. it was mostly flat with some small hills – but it was along a major road with a LOT of traffic. I found out today – I don’t really care for walking along a road like that…. not only dodging cars that like to ride the white line, but the noise really cut down on my ability, to just let my brain wander….. like I do most of the time when I’m walking. Mile 3 came and went and by mile 4, I was back in downtown Frederiksted…… I did manage several new pictures for you and between them and really starting to huff and puff my ‘lap’ time was starting to drop noticeably….. although I didn’t really care – by then I just wanted to quit….. but I was on the last stretch back to the house and determined to make it….. so I put my head down, let my mouth hang open and unabashedly suck air like an F-4 Phantom jet on take off. FINALLY back at the house….. pressed save on my App and leaned against the truck to rest. Final tally – 4.78 miles….. dammit Emmit…. so close – but soooo far from that ”5” mile mark…… and I believe I could have made that other .22 miles if I had known I was that close……. Well SH…..oot…….. maybe next time ? Still a little bit happy with myself.

Rest of the day was cooling off, time with my Bride and one movie….. BLEED FOR THIS…… not the best movie I’ve ever seen – but far from the worst….. a strong 6+ [out of 10] especially if you’re a fan of boxing. Based on real events. It’s not the worst movie you’ll ever see.

I have been invited to join the guys I have been photographing for the last month or so, for a wrap up dinner/party tomorrow afternoon. Above average chance it’ll be late enough when I get back from it….. that there might not be a blog tomorrow night…. fair warning~~

Good Night Ya’ll } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } Thankx for stopping in~!

Our local fish market

Best sammiches on the island~!

Frederiksted – The Pier~!

New place in town…. you had me at Crème BuLe’

Ye Oldde Dive Shoppe 😉

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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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