Getting ready to sail and explore new life forms.
Grand Cayman - 2012 Day 7
On Grand Cayman, Sunday is a day of rest. Actually, we rested for 8 days, but stores are closed on Sunday. You can't run and get milk, bread or other things we often do at home. You plan ahead, and get it on Saturday.
With that being said, Sunday we decided to just play in the pool in the back yard. We paddled the kayak around, snorkled, swam, and just had a grand time. Todd, Noah and Yvette powered one Kayak, Andie and Jason the other. They searched and viewed just about every spot between the house and reef. Some depths were about ten feet, others 3 feet, but they had a great time. Yvette and Jason paired up to come in early, before Todd and Andie, since they were beginning to be well done. I think the sun is more direct here than at home.
After everyone was done, we cleaned up, and took family pictures to remember the vacation of vacations. Vernell and I were photographers, since we forgot the tripod. I thought about it on our way to the airport, but didn't feel like going back for it. Everyone
First Shift Returns
Returning early because they were 'done', almost well done, but not quite.
knows what we look like anyway. :-)
Day 8 is not a great day to write about. The activities of Day 8 are, get up, clean up and get gone. After breakfast, we started the clean up routine, getting the house cleaned up, ready to lock up, shut down, shutter up and take garbage to the road. Everyone pitched in, and we finished early enough to drive out and see the Blow Hole, toward the East side, then go towards town, grab a bite to eat at Coconut Joe's, then head for the airport.
This was our lucky day at the airport. After getting through all the screenings, while waiting for the plane, they called about 10 passenger names on our flight to come forward. Richard Keating was about 6th on the list. Random baggage check. You go in a little room, open the bag, let them rumage around in it, while they ask questions, then zip it up and give it back to them to put on the plane. The answers to the questions are not so important because while they are asking they are watching, not listening, to see your reactions. I guess I
didn't act nervous enough for them to go deeper, so it was a short 'interview'.
We made it back in 2 hours 35 minutes, because we had a tail wind I guess. The Captain was female, and kept us informed of everything in advance. "We are going to have some rough air ahead in about 15 minutes when I turn on the seat belt sign, so if you need to get up to get comfortable, do it now". When we landed she put it down so softly, you didn't know we were down until the front wheels touched. A lot different than the pilot on the trip to GC. You would have thought he was looking for the third wire on a carrier. He put it down 'firmly'.
Home, unpacked and recollected favorite moments of the trip, and had a great nights rest in a bed we were glad to be in.
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