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Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Indian Summer....


There are days which occur in this climate, at almost any season of the year, wherein the world reaches its perfection, when the air, the heavenly bodies, and the earth, make a harmony, as if nature would indulge her offspring; when, in these bleak upper sides of the planet, nothing is to desire that we have heard of the happiest latitudes, and we bask in the shining hours of Florida and Cuba; when everything that has life gives sign of satisfaction, and the cattle that lie on the ground seem to have great and tranquil thoughts. These halcyons may be looked for with a little more assurance in that pure October weather, which we distinguish by the name of the Indian Summer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Nature 1844

Emerson captured my mood this past weekend. It was one of those perfect  days, one which forces you to look skyward, in awe of the autumn palette,  contrasted against the pure blue October sky.










One more day till we fly out...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome Back......

Can it be possible that it was four years ago  that we made our first trip to Vieques? Amazing. The whole reason for  me beginning this blog was to document our first trip (we hadn't taken a family vacation in a very long time), the catalyst of  which was to celebrate my daughter's graduation from high school and transition into college. Since that first visit Lorrie and I have been going back to Vieques regularly and the process falling in love with the place. It was our daughter who picked out Vieques for her graduation trip (I had initially picked the El Conquistador on the main island).  I can still remember her telling me "Dad, the El Conquistador is too commercial for us, let's find someplace more real." Since that  first trip she's not been back  and reminds me  regularly of the fact.  But she's going back next June and this time it's to celebrate her graduation from college and entrance into Med School.  To say we're proud of her is an understatement, she continues to amaze me.   So, welcome back Jess you've earned it.

 This is her 4 years ago on La Chiva, can't wait to see her smiling on that beach again. And for even more nostalgia.....that's  the very first cabana she's standing next to.

 
We (Lorrie, I and Mr Crab) fly out in one week.  Life really is good.
 
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