Ups and downs…………………………..

Up and at ’em, early this morning to be in Louisville KY for lunch with Rachael…. for all you islanders and East Coasters out there – that is Lou-a-vulle…… not Loueyville or any other messed up version of that particular city……. If you don’t pronounce it correctly…. you’re telling the entire world – you’re a foreigner and have no idea what you’re talking about……..

Met up with Rachael in New Albany Indiana at a quaint little microbrewery. I can say without reservation…. I asked for a Bud Light and was quickly informed they brew their own beer and Budweiser [in any form] was not available. The young lady waiting on us, recommended a beer that was “a lot like Budweiser”. After sampling said beer – I can tell you that the young lady – has apparently never drank a beer in her life. The next couple of suggestions pretty much solidified my suspicions……. YUCK. I have never been much of a ‘craft’ beer drinker to start with…. today just reminded me why. I will give kudos to the place for some damn fine ‘Bavarian style’ pretzels…. although their choice of dipping cheese left a LOT to be desired.

Conversation left some to be desired and the get together didn’t end quite as well as I hoped for – but I still have hope and it was great to see Rachael. She had dropped a little bit of weight, her hair was gorgeous [when she leaves it down] and generally was doing well. Being a Cincinnati-ian….. she’s is a little out of the normal loop….. but who are we to talk when we’re perched on our tiny rock in the middle of the Caribbean Sea?

Finally back at the house, a wonderfully scrumptious dinner…. and I now sit bundled up like Nanook of the North…. trying to get my core body temperature back to where I can take my outer layer of coat off. Probably not as cold as I think it is – but to this fat old island boy – it sure feels like it…… I think I have a day out with ‘the guys’ tomorrow…… That should be a hoot……..

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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