A Day with the ‘Kids’…………

Sleeping in a teeny tiny bit – I rolled out after an intriguing night, battling a stomach issue that has me mostly baffled…… but more on that if it develops. Hopefully not…… up again slightly before ‘time to get’ up with the same stomach issue, but came in and laid back down trying to enjoy a sleeping in day…….. That didn’t work out so good but finally up and at ’em to get our day started. Even though it got bumped out a little bit – the plan was to meet up with Cynthia and Shawn down at Sand Castles for an afternoon on the beach. While it was less than a 100′ from where we were last weekend – it took on a whole new atmosphere….. one I won’t soon repeat. As a guest of the hotel…… there was a fairly intense set of rules to follow…. and although they weren’t a tough set – they were rules‘ nonetheless.

We got settled in, eventually got a drink order put in (you couldn’t bring your own) and the morning/afternoon ensued. Being a guest of the hotel – was nice in that you had someone waiting on you to take your drink order albeit it very, very slowly…….. we had a great time…. but at the end of the day… it was a [almost] $200 day….. which we can’t do very often any more. The part I struggle with, is it was less than 100′ from where we were last weekend – with virtually no rules, the drinks were much better, even though you had to make them yourself….. so will probably be the last time we do something like that…… $200 bucks for an afternoon on the beach is now a little rich for our budget….. so if you want to do it – we’ll walk that 100′ or so to come hang with you~!

4:00 came and we were rapidly ushered off of the beach—- island edict from the Governor…. unless you’re a Cruzian – then you can hang out as long as you want…… Us white folks are definitely a minority here on the island and they do not hesitate to let you know it…….. Island ‘Daughter’ had maybe one or 6 too many drinks and was in need of food and because the restaurant was ‘between shifts’ we opted to pack up and head to the house – where I made up a griddle full of cheeseburgers and did my best to get everybody back on the path of the straight and narrow……. Kids fed and content – we sent them on their way up the mountain and currently waiting to hear if they made it or not.

I think I have a full week of diving starting tomorrow….. I have to show up and do my homework to find out exactly what they have in mind – but still sounds good regardless. Hopefully I get to dive all week for free and make a couple of bucks doing it. We’ll see…… right now – time for a nice cool shower…………..

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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