Posted by: Chelsea Novak | March 6, 2005

Cast out of paradise

We are back from our Netherlands Antilies adventure. Tanned, rested and well versed in the ways of flaminogs, iguanas, donkeys, mangrove forests and cacti (cactuses?), it was a great vacation. M determined that the parrot next door cries out “Affleck” all day (you hear it once and it’s all you hear that thing sqwak) and got his snorkel on.

I have embraced my pre-teen self and embraced the myraid of freckles that have come with the time in the sun and learned that if I’m going to spend a week going in and out of the ocean, then in and out of the pool and then back in the ocean again, it would be wise for me to shave my head before hand. That said, the Phiosophy Lavender pound cake was a success (until it exploded in the luggage on the way home) when paired with the application of pantene conditioner as hair product. I managed to really relax and as M pointed out “Bree” only reared her anal-retentive head a couple of times.

It was a really nice time. The family got on very well, the weather was perfect and I went on some really excellent dives. If you can find your way to take a tropical vacation in the midst of a dark winter I earnestly suggest that you do. It does wonders for your health.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “The Sea of Love” by The Honeydrippers

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  1. Jealous! It’s freezing here. At least I’m headed to Albuquerque where it should be warmer!

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