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Monthly archive October, 2007

Rain and Propane

Rain, rain, go away.  I can sing that song as much as I want, but the rain is not going anywhere.  This morning has given us the first respite from the omnipresent rain for the last three or four days.  It’s just been gross weather for the last week, starting with some oppressive heat and...

Quite Possibly the Most Dangerous Thing I’ve Ever Done

It rained and rained all afternoon.  While that’s not necessarily unusual here, we haven’t had rain like that in quite a while.  It’s been dry for several weeks, so I guess all that rain had just been building ominously in the mountains.  Well, the heavens opened up around 1:00 and did not stop until after...

Looking Forward to Les Saintes

We found out yesterday that our favorite local restaurant, the Tomato, is hosting a day trip to Terre-de-Haut in Les Saintes after mini 2 (see the very bottom left corner of the map). When we saw the flier, we knew we had to sign up! They do all the arrangements of visas, travel documents, and...

The Approach of Mini 2

Mini 2 is looming ahead in the not-so-distant future… just over two weeks away.  However, there seems to be less material to memorize for this mini and knowing that Andy was pretty successful on the first exam makes the plan for studying for the second a little bit easier.  Not easy, but easier.  There is...

The Real World

Well, we’re back in the real world again after our blissfully relaxing weekend at Jungle Bay. I can’t believe it’s already Friday- how time is flying now. Soon October will fade into November and hopefully November will speed by giving way to a delightful December. I believe (unless I counted wrong) that there are just...

Victoria Falls Pics

Jungle Bay: Our Vacation Pictures

The Other Victoria Falls

Today we hiked to Victoria Falls – just outside the village of Delices.  The waterfall is fed by the White River, which is very high in sulfur deposits, so the water has a very milky appearance.  This is not a hike for people who aren’t surefooted when walking over boulders or crossing rivers, but it...

Welcome to the Jungle

The Vacation We have now returned home from an absolutely amazing weekend at Jungle Bay with Josh and Krista.  We left early Friday morning for the arduous two-hour drive to Jungle Bay (Andy just about lost his breakfast toward the end of it).  Because our driver called the resort ahead of time, we were able...

Vacation, Here We Come!

Tomorrow we leave for our mini-vacation after Andy’s first major medical school exam. After all that studying, he deserves a little time off, so we’re heading to the Jungle Bay Resort. Located on the southeastern side of the island, Jungle Bay is an eco-friendly resort offering spa treatments, yoga classes, hiking excursions, and an on-site...

Secret Beach Pictures

Mollusks of the Caribbean

Mini 1 is finally over! Andy has been holed-up in the house for days and days studying from morning till night. After their exams yesterday, Krista and I met Josh and Andy at Tomato (our favorite local restaurant) with food waiting for them at the table and swimsuits and towels packed for some relaxation time...