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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gas Station, Gallery Galleon and goodbyes....

Said goodbye to our fluke 70 degree Feb weather here n Indiana. It's  long gone. Back to reality with light snow and 27 degree temps this morning. Yee frigg'n Haw!

Joy sent  this picture to me this morning as her and Bill were beginning their last full day on island:


A far cry from 27 degrees for sure. Of course later on I got another reminder of what we are missing this year:


yeah...it's killing us. 

I also got this next one today attached to a text. She ask if I could guess where she was at. Can you? I got it right on my first try.


I'll give you the answer later into the post.

Like I mentioned, there's a new gas station on Vieques. Well...it's more like a reborn gas station. Years ago it was one and now it's back. As your going into Isabell, just past the intersection of 997 on your right you see this:



Here's Bill fueling up:


And here's a picture of the inside courtesy of Dave. 


Very spacious and uncluttered by Vieques standards. 

Dave had sent me some pictures of him and one of his sons, Silas, at the Gallery Galleon. Silas was taking a landscape painting class. The life experiences Dave and Andrea have given their boys during their annual 1 month stay on Vieques are priceless. 


Dave said it best. His words were "I can think of no other way I would rather be spending the day." I have to say I agree with that and this particular activity resonates with me. I too, dabble in painting. Can you guess what beach I've tried to capture here?


Dave also took Silas to a dance workshop earlier this month on Vieques. Silas got high marks with his flipping tricks and made new friends:



Like I said, Dave and Andrea and the boys are amazing people.  And speaking of amazing, check out this new signage that has sprung up all over Vieques:



Damn...now that's pretty hip for Vieques...don't ya think!

I would get photos in slugs from Joy. She would send bursts of shots her and Bill were taking during the day. Some of the pictures are just gorgeous. 






Bill and Joy say goodbye to Vieques tomorrow. This was their last evening on island. I can't thank them enough for letting me live vicariously with them these last two weeks. Oh...I almost forgot...the photo where Joy ask me where she was, is from Al's on the Atlantic side. I wish them safe travels back home. 

A goodbye Lorrie and I made today is from Cape Air. They are now charging for checked bags. $20 per bag. This would ad $80 round trip for us with our usual commuter book purchase. This November we are flying our of SIG (island Grande) on VAL. It is the same price as the old commuter book tickets prices from Cape Air. Only caveat is we need to downsize our luggage. VAL has a 50lb max including carry on. So I will be blogging via my phone this next trip. No laptop. 

Lastly, and on a much sombre note, the world said goodbye to Bill Paxton today. I personally loved watching that man act. In tribute to him, Lorrie and I watched Twister this evening and I've got Aliens playing while I'm working on this post. An amazing career by what everyone in the business called a really nice guy. You always rooted for Bill no matter who he was playing. He was 61. It might be game over Bill, but you will be watched for years to come.

Training Day (2017) TV stars as Frank Rourke
Life Briefly (2017)
Mean Dreams (2016) stars as Wayne Caraway
The Circle (2016)
Term Life (2016) stars as Detective Keenan
The Gamechangers (2015) aka "Grand Theft Auto" stars as Jack Thompson
Texas Rising (2015) TV stars as Sam Houston
Million Dollar Arm (2014) stars as Tom House
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) aka "All You Need Is Kill" stars as Master Sergeant Farell
Nightcrawler (2014) stars as Joe Loder
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) TV stars as John Garrett
2 Guns (2013) stars as Earl
Head Smash: The Prequel (2013) stars as Maurice (voice)
Red Wing (2013) stars as Jim Verret
The Colony (2013) stars as Mason
Shanghai Calling (2012) stars as Donald
Hatfields & McCoys (2012) TV stars as Randall McCoy
Haywire (2011) aka "Knockout" stars as Mr. Kane
The Good Life (2007) stars as Robbie
Big Love: In the Beginning (2007) TV stars as Bill Henrickson
Big Love (2006) TV stars as Bill Henrickson
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005) stars as Ed Mitchell (voice)
Haven (2004) stars as Carl Ridley
Thunderbirds (2004) aka Thunderbirds - Les sentinelles de l'air (France) stars as Jeff Tracy
Club Dread (2004) aka Broken Lizard's Club Dread stars as Coconut Pete
Resistance (2003) stars as Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) stars as Dinky Winks
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) stars as Dinky Winks
Frailty (2001) aka Damonisch (Germany) stars as Dad Meiks
U-571 (2000) stars as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren
Vertical Limit (2000) stars as Elliot Vaughn
Mighty Joe Young (1998) aka Mighty Joe stars as Professor Gregory "Gregg" O'Hara
A Simple Plan (1998) aka Ein Einfacher Plan (Germany) stars as Hank Mitchell
A Bright Shining Lie (1998) TM stars as Col. John Paul Vann
Traveller (1997) stars as Bokky
Titanic (1997) stars as Brock Lovett
The Evening Star (1996) stars as Jerry Bruckner
Twister (1996) stars as Bill Harding
The Last Supper (1995) stars as Zachary Cody
Apollo 13 (1995) aka Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience stars as Fred Haise
True Lies (1994) stars as Simon
Frank & Jesse (1994) stars as Frank James
Tombstone (1993) stars as Morgan Earp
Monolith (1993) aka Monolith (Germany) stars as Tucker
Indian Summer (1993) aka Ete indien, L' (Canada: French title) stars as Jack Belston
Boxing Helena (1993) stars as Ray O'Malley
Future Shock (1993) stars as Vince
One False Move (1992) stars as Chief Dale 'Hurricane' Dixon
The Vagrant (1992) stars as Graham Krakowski
Trespass (1992) aka Looters stars as Vince Gillian
The Dark Backward (1991) aka The Man with Three Arms stars as Gus
Brain Dead (1990) aka Paranoia stars as Jim Reston
The Last of the Finest (1990) aka Blue Heat stars as Howard 'Hojo' Jones
Navy Seals (1990) stars as Dane
Predator 2 (1990) stars as Jerry Lambert
Back to Back (1989) stars as Bo Brand
Next of Kin (1989) stars as Gerald Gates
Slipstream (1989) aka Slipstream: Bounty Hunter 2000 stars as Matt Owens
Pass the Ammo (1988) stars as Jesse Wilkes
Near Dark (1987) stars as Severen
Riding Fast (1986) stars as Bobo
Aliens (1986) stars as Pvt. Hudson
Fresno (1986) TV stars as Billy Joe Bobb
An Early Frost (1985) TM stars as Bob Maracek
Commando (1985) stars as Intercept Officer
Weird Science (1985) stars as Chet Donnelly
The Atlanta Child Murders (1985) TV stars as Campbell
Pat Benatar: Hit Videos (1984) VI stars as Radio operator
Streets of Fire (1984) stars as Clyde the Bartender
Impulse (1984) stars as Eddie
The Terminator (1984) stars as Punk Leader
Great Day (1983) TM stars as Rudy
Taking Tiger Mountain (1983) aka Trechi Mynydd y Teigr (UK: Welsh title: literal title)
The Lords of Discipline (1983) stars as Gilbreath
Night Warning (1983) aka Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker stars as Eddie
Deadly Lessons (1983) TM stars as Eddie Fox
Mortuary (1983) aka Embalmed stars as Paul Andrews
Stripes (1981) stars as Soldier
The Six O'Clock Follies (1980) TV
Fish Heads (1980) stars as Main Character
Crazy Mama (1975) stars as John







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