The weather has turned unseasonably cold for us here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I know my Northern and Midwestern friends think it’s funny when I refer to 40 degrees as being our deep winter temperatures, but it’s true. And it is COLD here, at least to me. I imagine my fellow Southerners are bundling up a good bit these days, too.
Anyway – this is what it feels like to me these days (if I had hot flashes, that is!):
I reckon it is a good thing, then, that I am flying down to the East End of Grand Cayman today. Now that the election is over at long freakin’ last, along with the over-the-top frenzied reactions from a host of people, the timing could not be better, am I right? Whew. And to think we had planned this a while back after having to cancel a summer trip due to my back surgery. Seems mighty prescient now, doesn’t it?
Yes, this will be my view for the next ten days, and I cannot WAIT:
Oh, and the temperatures are in the mid-80’s. The water temperature is 82 degrees. How perfect is that?
Suzy will be spending a good bit of time scuba diving for the first 5 or 6 days while I busy myself reading and enjoying the pool/hot tub. There will also be time to go see a few movies, as well as spend time with our dear friend, Stephanie (whose son-in-law co-owns the resort and dive company). This is the three of is at one of our favorite restaurants, Tukka’s, right on the ocean:
The food there is fantastic – fresh caught fish (among other things), with an Aussie theme, since the owner is Australian.
Of course, that is but one of the great places to which we go eat while there, but nothing is better than Stephanie’s barbecue chicken or jerk chicken. AND, she is bringing some over for us tonight after we get to our condo. How sweet is that? She is just the sweetest, nicest woman, and funny as hell, too. That goes a long way in my book!
Anyway, many a time we have barbecue dinners with Stephanie and her family at the resort. This is Stephanie (one the left) with her daughter, Shannon, a former Miss Cayman Islands:
Such wonderful, warm people there, and these two embody that spirit oh-so-well.
And then there is the crystal clear beautifully blue waters in different shades. There are barrier reefs around a good bit of the island, including in front of the resort where our place is, but right u the road, the reef ends for a bit, and the waves are able to roll in:
Oh, yes – it is some kind of beautiful, I tell you.
I will be gone for ten days, returning the weekend of December 3rd. I’ll check in when I can, but generally I try to and disconnect from technology for the most part while on vacation. In my absence, dear KenoshaMarge will have a Thanksgiving post. I, for one, am looking forward to what she has to say. I am sure it will be wonderful as her posts always are!
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you have much for which to be thankful (I know I do, including all of you!); food to warm the belly and soul, and love in abundance. And if you are traveling, I pray you arrive safely and return home safely as well.