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Monthly archive November, 2007

Turned Away

Andy, Josh, Krista, and I decided to try Sisters by the Sea tonight, a cute little restaurant that, true to its name, is right on the beach.  The walk was slightly… unnecessary… with Andy nearly getting hit by a rogue bat (the flying kind, not the type used for baseball) and a strange walk through...

Andy’s First Earthquake

For those who are concerned, we had quite the earthquake today, but we’re fine. While the news reports from people in Martinique and St. Vincent might describe some mild panic, things in our cottage were decidedly different. Here’s how things went down. “Baby, stop shaking the bed,” Andy said. “Sweetie, I’m not shaking the bed....

The Animals of Dominica

The bushes next to Main Road started moving. A noisy jostling shook the branches and bushes that line the road and cover much of the island. Uncertain and unnerved by what could be making these strange noises, we peered into the darkness of the jungle and a large black behemoth shape took form. It was...

Thank Goodness for Galoshes

It rained and rained today. Sometimes it was that bright and happy “sun rain” that brings to mind images of rainbows and the drip-drip-drop of the “April Showers” song from Bambi. Other times it was torrential and violent and dark. Naturally, Andy and I had to run errands today in that weather because life pretty...

More Thanksgiving Pictures

Here are a few more of pictures from our Thanksgiving festivities. This is the four of us in front of our delicious handiwork (thank goodness for the invention of self-timers on cameras!). Note that we do have the football game on mute in the background. This is my turkey! It’s not quite as pretty as...

I Finally Put the Pictures Up!

The pictures from the Fort Young and George and Linda’s visit to Picard/Portsmouth are all finally on the site.  It took us a while, but we finally got them all up there.  Unfortunately my Ti Tou Gorge and Trafalgar Falls pictures will just have to wait until we get home and I can take them...

Our Weekend in Roseau

George and Linda’s Visit to Portsmouth

Preparing for an Island Thanksgiving

Well, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and many of our friends are heading back home (from law school mostly) or making plans to spend a few days with their families.  Sadly, we don’t quite get that luxury, and in fact, Andy has class on Thanksgiving since it isn’t a holiday here.  Nevertheless, we’re making the...

Roseau Weekend Part 2

I left off just before dinner Saturday night… and what a dinner it was. That meal was BY FAR the best meal we have had since being here and it certainly ranked up there on the list of great dinners Andy and I have ever had. Amazing. Delicious. Perfection. I ordered a seafood crepe with...

A Weekend in Roseau

Yesterday we drove to Roseau after Andy’s problem-based learning class, which meant we made the long journey south at about 4:45, meaning we arrived at the Fort Young Hotel at 5:30.  Even though Roseau is only about 24 miles from where we live, the quality of the roads or lack thereof cause the drive to...

The Parents’ Visit: Part 2

While their first day here was a whirlwind of activity with sailing, campus tours, a long Creole dinner, and acclimation to the island, the second day of George and Linda’s trip was decidedly relaxed by comparison. Whereas the first day was a sampling of what we like to do in our rare “free time,” yesterday...