Up bright and early to get Grant, Sugar Pop and Evie down to the dive shop on time. There they completed all the necessary paperwork [the job is never finished until the paperwork is done] – got sized for their gear and we were soon settling into that gorgeous blue water. I was a bit apprehensive about the Instructor they got, but as it turns out, that apprehension was completely unwarranted. He did an excellent job handling his 3 students and tending to them to ensure their safety. All three of them did great~! One of the smoother Discover dives I have ever witnessed. My little Squirt (Evie) was a trooper – hauling around a full size tank, to and from the shop and water. ((Must get it from her Pa-Paw)) 😉 Everybody was treated to lots of fun things to look at while we were cruising around. We saw 4 beautiful turtles~!! Even got their pictures taken with one of them~! We saw a nice small Stingray, some great big ole tarpon and at least a go-zillion other smaller fishes. Sadly visibility, is still hit and miss. I did manage some pretty decent shots and I managed some that left a lot to be desired due to the sand being stirred up. Ya win some, ya lose some. Finally back on land and up to the dive shop to take that heavy gear off~! Certificates in hand and away we went. Everybody wanted showers, and as it turns out was a little more tired than they thought, so it was decided we would skip shopping (for today) and rest up a little bit before going out for the birthday dinner at Blues……there may have been a nap or two worked their way into the resting part of it.
Everybody cleaned up, rested and ready for some delicious BBQ…… Blues Backyard BBQ – here we come~! Got there and settled in after saying hi to Mr. Jim and Miss Debbie. Beverages [finally] served up – we got our food order put it, in just the nick of time, before the crowd come rolling in……. Jim and Deb outdid themselves with the food….. Chicken, Ribs, Steaks, Steak Sammiches, Brisket, Burgers, hot dogs and ALL the sides. We definitely helped lower their inventory~!! And it goes without saying… was all wonderfully delicious. Back on our quiet little end of the island now…… bellies full….Mouse and company are all relaxing soaking up the A/C — my Bride is sitting there in front of the fan…… moving into our A/C when we head for bed……. What a wonderful day. I hope my Sugar Pop had a wonderful birthday~!
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Happy Birthday my Sugar Pop~~ <3