Mayaro Sunset

On our last evening in Mayaro, hubby wanted to walk along the beach.

Actually, I think he wanted to see what Tin was up to.  Tin and his cousin had asked if we could leave later.  They had picked up a friend during the pick-up soccer games on the beach, and he had spread the news that he found a new friend – one from overseas! – and so a ‘lime’ on the beach was planned.  ‘Lime’ is their slang for just hanging out.  ‘We just liming’, they say.

It was a nice evening, and with the sun setting and the gentle sea breezes, we walked first down one side of the beach and then back up and past where we started.  There was no colourful sunset that night.  We were on the wrong side of the island.  We would have to drive down to the tip and around and up to the west.

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The waves were quiet. The patches of sunlight would warm us as we walked, and the breeze would cool us down.

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Off in the distance, we saw a fishing boat coming in with the day’s catch.  We went to see what the catch of the day was.  The vultures were ready as well – even the one-legged one!

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Others were ready as well, planning out their dinner, haggling with the fishermen for the price.  We may have thought about fresh fish for dinner as well, but nobody really felt like cleaning the fish.  We were also not prepared for any major cooking, and the kitchen unit we were staying in only had the basic utensils, and we had to be heading back to the city.

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We rounded up the boys to head back in and wash off the sand.  We were all packed and ready, and we didn’t want to be driving in the dark too long.

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I don’t think I was ready to drive back either … but all good things come to an end …

And so we left Mayaro with good memories, and will surely be back again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Fall … or Summer Extended

The calendar says it’s the first day of fall, or autumn.  The temperatures say it’s still summer.  No matter.  We can extend summer a few more weeks, I don’t mind.

Is it only me, or are the days going by faster and faster?  Is it me not managing my time and schedule efficiently, or are there less hours in a day?  I really don’t know where the time goes.  We seem to be spinning around and around and the march of time is measured by the changing seasons and schedules, and yet I don’t feel that we’ve even stayed long enough in one season, and the next one is upon us.

I’ve also realized that one of the reasons why I haven’t blogged much is because I’ve become predictable.  Just like the changing seasons, you know what I’m going to write about … the hectic and chaos of schedules, the new school year, the sports season … And yet, that is what life is all about at the moment … there’s not much going on, in between running between home, school, work, soccer games, home, school, work …

Oh, we did manage a two-week beach vacation .. yeah!!

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… which didn’t stop the boys pokemon-huntingPokemon-hunting everywhere on the island … you’ve heard of this game, right?  lol

They even went riding all around the island to hit all those Poke-stops and catch those creatures …

I didn’t mind … that kept them busy, and I was left to my reading, crocheting, knitting and just plain being a beach bum .. We need that sometimes, don’t we?

 

Here’s hoping that the last quarter of the year doesn’t go so fast …

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Summer is Going by Too Fast …

This summer has gone by so fast.  Is it really the last summer weekend? I hope not … I haven’t had enough of summer yet!

Thankfully, the Coach made good on his word that the team would take a break and rest for a while, so it’s been a relatively restful soccer summer for us. I think that’s because most of the boys are going into first year high school now, and there’s so much going on for them.  I’m running around trying to get everything ready – wait, I think I still have to get some neckties.  Justin says the father’s neckties aren’t good at all, and did the father really wear all those ties?  lol

We also took a quick break to meet up with hubby and ended up in Orlando, Florida.  The last time we were there was ten years ago, so they didn’t mind going this time.  But no more Disney World for the boys – that’s for little girls and princesses, they said.  They spent the time going between Universal Studios and the pool.  And did those park prices really go up so high now?? I remember thinking before that $60 per person for a park entrance fee was a lot.  Now it’s over $100???  yikes!!  I must be getting old …

Hopefully I’ll settle down later and get back to writing and posting.  I’m still a little scatter-brained at the moment … yeah, I must be getting older …

Have a safe holiday long weekend, all!

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Golden Evening

And I’m back … all soccered out and recovering from a cold …

We were in Dallas for the Dallas Cup 2014, a prestigious international youth soccer tournament, to which the team was accepted/invited to participate.  After the headaches and stress from planning this trip for the last three months and then the non-stop schedule while we were there, my body decided that it needed to rest.  Well, getting the cold (from winter weather in Dallas!) also factored in about the decision to just sit and rest … More on the Dallas Cup 2014 adventures later.

In the meantime, here’s a golden sunset from yesterday’s late evening soccer game.

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Have a good start of the week, all.

 

 

 

 

Orange Skies

I can usually count on one beautiful sunset while in Aruba.  It’s different each time I’m here.

This time, it was a blazing orange sky, which I almost missed.  I caught it at the last few minutes, as the sun fully sets.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

Three Sunsets in One

My last sunset in Entebbe … and it didn’t disappoint.

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It was like three sunsets in one evening … every time I would look up, the colours seemed to change.

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And on the other side of the lake, a different reflection …

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All with that same water-colour wash effect …

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I’ll really miss these sunsets …