And a little bitty bit more…

The roots on the Screw Palms are amazing...they're called "prop roots".

Darin and I took off on another adventure today, just checking on potential GeoCaching spots and doing a little maintenance on those already out.  Our journeys took us to Mangrove Bay, Horseshoe Beach, Harbor Road, Hamilton, Flatts and back home in time to get ready for supper. Not a bad day…

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And just a bit more…

Warwick Long Bay

Today we hit the ground running…OK, walking…OK, with a cream puff, Coke and a little rest on the verandah.  But, I’m on my second honeymoon (that’s what I’m calling it now) so I think it’s proper for me to start a day like this!

Mom & I went over to the Homestead to meet with the  people who are leasing the home.  Mom needed to see the improvements to the final apartment upstairs. Everything is looking very nice and they’re working very hard to make the property more modern and more functional.  Hopefully soon they’ll have a new water well dug very soon to ease the water supply problems.  They’ll also address the driveway issues…and best of all:  Jackie has invited us all out to eat at one of his Italian restaurants tomorrow night!

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Bermuda Vacation 2010: Day 17 – Going Home…

The sunrise through our neighbor's 2nd story verandah.

Wow…can you believe I’m writing this while flying across the United States somewhere over Georgia?  Or is it Tennessee?  By the time I get done it will probably be Oklahoma!

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Bermuda Vacation 2010: Day 16

Our house is on the top, in the center. What a climb!

It was like waking up in a new location!  The winds are calm, the birds are singing, the traffic is on the road and there are no white caps on the water.  However, I was quickly brought back to reality because the transformer is still on the ground!

The transformer would make a nice planter...or end table.

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Bermuda Vacation 2010: Day 15

Horseshoe Beach early this morning

Today started a little earlier than I had planned.  I woke up at 3:00 a.m. because everything was too quiet!  The room had gotten warm and all I could hear was the hum of the ceiling fan in the kitchen.  I got out of bed and looked out the slits in the shutters and the plants in the courtyard were standing upright!  WOW…that was a strange sight!  We have   a miniature oleander and a rosemary bush in the flowerbed and those poor plants have been leaning to the west for over 24 hours!  I was so happy to see little “rosemary” doing well.

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Bermuda Vacation 2010 Day 14: The Day of Reckoning…

The view to South Shore looks ominous.

Well, we’re either ready or we’re not.

The day started with wind and rain. By 9:15 a.m. our power was out due to the first hard squall line.  The power came back on within 5 minutes according to the neighbor but we had the generator up and going by then (I believe we were called “American weenies”).  We turned the generator off 45 minutes later and within minutes the 2nd squall came by canceling out the power.  This time we waited patiently for the power to return because the neighbor said we’re always the last to lose power.  Or sometimes we’re the first!  My cousins in Paget still have power….

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Bermuda Vacation 2010: Day 13

This is the final, final day of preparations!  The groceries and supplies had to be bought by yesterday as all the stores closed today. We also heard that the airport took it’s last flight out this morning and the Causeway (the bridge to the airport and St. George’s) has been shut.  Today was just the final day to check off the basic needs of the house: put away all the lawn furniture, fill the tub with water, take the propane tanks off the side of the house, turn off the water pump, close all the shutters and hardwire the generator into the breaker box.

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