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May, 2005 - Issue #48

 

BOB AND CAMILLE IN NICARAGUA

 

 

APPROACHING STORM

Bob took these photos on May 7th just before we were hit by nearly a week of rain.

 

RITES OF SPRING 

For a few dry hours every afternoon, this old bird, the Viejito, would strut his stuff in the age-old dance of spring courtship.  Isidro says that his offspring often have a white feather in their tail just like their father.  We went on vacation May 23rd and when we returned two weeks later, this bird was gone.  The guys said they saw it looking quite ill before it disappeared.

 

BUEN PROYECTO

Another good project, Pablo and Lolo pose in front of a wet morning's work in the garden, clearing debris and weeds from a large pineapple patch.

Camille muses over the difference between birds, who seem to play all day and people who seem to work all day.

 

CABIN FEVER

We spent a good piece of that wet week looking at this scene which is the window and door on the east side of Casa Viejo.  The view through the screen door is of the three windmills and beyond, the Caribbean Sea.

 

HAT TRICK

Low bookings and a straw hat left behind by a guest prompted us to pursue this diversion.  We took pictures of nearly everyone on staff.  Even the dogs got into the act!  For more straw hat photos click on Hat Trick.

 

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM

I scream, you scream, we all scream for - Gizzie dog?

 

Ice cream is a treat here on Islita and generally comes in one brand: Eskimo which is locally pronounced as "Es KEE mo."   Therefore, when someone says "Eskimo" they are talking about Ice Cream.  By the same token, Gizzie is pronounced "KEE mo."  If you were to say "It is Gizzie"  you would say Es Kimo, or "Ice Cream."

 

NOT ALL DOGS ARE AS LUCKY AS KIMO

Many of the dogs on the island less well fed and groomed than the six lucky pooches at Casa Iguana.  This little dog was hanging out at the dive shop on May 14.

 

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SUNRISE

The colors of the first light on this morning provided an especially auspicious beginning to May 18. 

 

BREAKFAST

Asier, the new dive master, eats his breakfast on May 21st before heading back to the Dive Shop.

Barb and John, Alyssa's parents enjoy another round of French Toast while Ana cleans the windows.  Every second Saturday, we call for a ladder and wash the salt film off the glass windows at the lodge.

 

PHOTO OP

Barb and John stand on the point outside the lodge on a day that was so calm there was not even a ripple.

 

TRAVEL CAN BE GLAMOROUS

Back to the land of the big white folk.

 

STEPPING OUT

May 28, Emily graduated from Niwot High School.  For more photos, go to Emily's Graduation.  To read the wonderful commencement address to the graduates of Spelman College this year by Howard Zinn, go to Against Discouragement.

 

OLD FRIENDS

We took advantage of our week in Colorado and visited some old friends May 27th.  For more photos click on Family and Friends.

 

AND EVEN, OLD PETS

Bob executes a sidepass on Jesse (the wonder horse.)  Julie's horse, Jesse was once our pet and we visited them both on May 27th.  For more pictures of Jesse, go to A Visit With Jesseor check out our Horse Album.

 

FAMILY

Mike plays the guitar on Ronda's couch on May 30th.  For more photos click on Family and Friends.

 

CLEAN RINGS

 

OUR STUFF

We took a peek at our 32 boxes in storage.

 

MEMORY LANE

Bob takes a drive past the Farm House, where we were married 11 years ago.

The Molly Bridge

The really nice horse property on the Big Thompson just down the road from our old home.

Our first place, 7-11

The pallet house

LOVELAND SCULPTURE PARK

Bob jumps right into the action.  For more photos, go to Sculpture Park.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog"
Ambrose Bierce"

No man needs a vacation as much as a man who has just had one."  Elbert Hubbard

"The lesson of history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change. The government may try to deceive the people, and the newspapers and television may do the same, but the truth has a way of coming out. The truth has a power greater than a hundred lies. I know you have practical things to do -- to get jobs and get married and have children. You may become prosperous and be considered a success in the way our society defines success, by wealth and standing and prestige. But that is not enough for a good life."  Howard Zinn

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