October, 2004 - Issue #41






Camille's Aunt Jeanette made these lovely horses for Camille.  Camille's brother, John and his wife, Darla drove down to Maryland and took this photo of Aunt Jeanette and the horses she had made.  Then they went home and created this amazing composite.  What I like most is the way they made the horses life-sized and had Aunt Jeanette step onto something so that it would like like she had her foot on the base of the sculpture.  Aunt Jeanette tells Camille that she can come and get her horses any time she wants.



During a Sunday morning walk October 3rd, I came across these animals and many other interesting things.  Take a look by clicking on Sunday Walk.



Later that day, we collaborated on this colorful meal of salad and fried tofu with a peanut and coconut milk dressing.



Camille and Aline walked to the top of Giggle Hill in Haiku on October 21 for this view.

They climbed across fallen trees,


through eucalyptus groves and up steep hills.  Actually the Giggle Hill is not a very strenuous hike.  In fact, the only muscles that ache the next day are the muscles in our jaws from all the talking we do while we are walking.



Our work days take us underneath tankers

and into recycling yards.  




Tara joined us for dinner on the 23rd and she turned out to be quite skilled at Tiddly Winks.



This inexpensive oil painting has hung on the wall above or beside our front door for as long as we can remember.  It reminds us that we are by nature travelers.  Like the zebra, we are always ready to pick up and blast out of there.

On October 20th, Bob stepped out of the shower and said it was time for us to move on.  When you don't feel at home it is time to do something different.

Bob went to the latest issue of the Caretaker Gazette and picked out a few eye-catching ads.  We have been subscribing to the Caretaker for about 6 years.  At the top of the list was one from Casa Iguana.  We spent the next couple of days writing letters.



Our next home will be in the tropical paradise at Casa Iguana on Little Corn Island.  We accepted an offer of employment on October 29th and plan on starting December 15th.

Little Corn Island is a bit remote.  The only way to get there is by small boat.  There are no roads, cars or airstrips which means no sirens, housing developments or big box stores.

Although Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, (See the CIA World Factbook) the kids on Little Corn Island seem to be okay with that.  Naturally, we are very excited.  Now, if you'll excuse us - we've got some packing to do!

This Month's Quotes:

"Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going." - Paul Theroux 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

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