Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The snow, while gorgeous, made it a little difficult to leave my parent's mountain home.
I learned to use a chainsaw as there were 8 small trees down on the driveway.
I thought the chainsaw was super fun. Dad thought sending me out with a chainsaw was less fun.
The dog watched from the 6 wheeler.
Mom and I found a hidey-hole in a big tree. It was a little snow palace inside.
I finally made it to the main road, which was totally clear, and stopped in Richmond before flying home. I got to see these silly people who eat ice cream when it's super cold outside.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I've heard stories since I've been here about the Suffolk Maid and her hard times on St Croix. She eventually ended up scuttled in Butler Bay and is one of the shallow wreck sites for divers.
Part of the story involves her being beached by a hurricane and having the bridge cut off of the decks so the engines could be pulled out to lighten her up to pull the Suffolk Maid off of the shore.
I've heard that the cut-off bridge section was also dumped in Butler Bay, but out deeper than the other wrecks there. Some friends of mine went and found a piece without me, but I finally got a chance to see for myself today.
While doing our decompression stops Christi and I drifted over the Suffolk Maid's hull.
Now, where's the rest of it?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Time for sequins and feathers
and crazy costumes.
Our Flaming Gypsy friends got in on the act this year
Trucks full of speakers blasted live music
but this is, by far, the best music.
It lasted from about 10:30am 'til nearly 9:30pm!
Taking it all in
until we danced our way down the street and out of town behind the last float.