Happy Thanksgiving~!

Well here it is……… the ‘official’ start to the wind down to this year….. thank God for small favors….. I wasn’t sure if we’d get through this one or not.  We had to work this morning, kind of a surprise and kinda not, but because we don’t have any ‘blood’ family here…. it’s a little easier to contend with and knowing we had a nice meal [hopefully] waiting on us at the end of the day. We showed up a smidge early to get everything prepped for what was supposed to be ‘a pretty decent tour’. They were late getting there, but being the only tour of the day, we could chill a little bit and let them show up whenever they managed to make it. Not more than 20 minutes or so late, we got them signed in, briefed and loaded for the tour. All the drivers openly admitted they had never driven before [did I mention I love that when they do that]….. safety/trail briefing done….. off we went.

The group, largely family, traveling for the holidays and just enjoying life and being with each other – turned out to be one of the best groups I have had the privilege of riding with this year. They were respectful of the guides, respectful of the machines, they rode [VERY] well for beginners, they asked lots of fun questions, they shared fun stories and just seemed to absolutely enjoy every second of the tour. People like that make you want to work even harder to make the tour more enjoyable, which we did. I had one of the group riding with me the entire tour (switching off halfway through with someone else) and they got to see what the ‘crazy camera man’ does ‘back there’. I can say with utmost certainty, the two that rode with me will have a tale to tell when they get back home……. I told my Queen….. that maybe an idea for an additional fee… you can ride with the cameraman…… it puts a whole new spin on the ride……  😉 But everybody got back safe, slightly muddier, but I am completely satisfied, they all had a ball~! Nicer yet – they showed their appreciation with a very nice tip for both of us guides~!  I’ll do tours like that one 3-4 times a day and not even blink….. just pure fun and enjoyment~! Bikes washed, fueled and put away, we came back to the house with just enough time for a shower for both of us and one or four drinks, before we headed out for our Thanksgiving meal.

We went to the Beachside Cafe and had a meal to remember (not as good as the ones I used to make) but for restaurant food — it was delicious and we both ate until we couldn’t hardly breathe. Then we had dessert just to make sure we were absolutely miserable. We poured a couple of Chocolate Martini’s on top of it just for good measure….. plus we had that gorgeous view looking out over our beautiful Caribbean sea while the sun started setting. Other than being with our family….. it just couldn’t hardly get any better than that. So many more details I could go into – but I just went over my 500 word mark….. so I’ll leave it at that and a bunch of pictures for you.

I truly hope your holiday was even a fraction as good as ours was and that you had a very wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving.

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

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another [gorgeous] visitor
My Bride’s dessert – Pumpkin pie, Macadamia cookie and fruit cup
Mine – Chocolate Chip cookie, Macadamia cookie, and brownie
What we chose for dessert
Dessert selection

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A visitor during the meal
My Thanksgiving – Turkey (dark and white meat) Pea salad, cranberry sauce, corn on the cob, stuffing, ham, shrimp, dinner roll, salad, green bean something or other and Mahi…..delicious~!
Me and my Queen

My Queen
a VERY full belly~!
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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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