Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow in December

This is the snow we received in December. It was 15 inches with below 0 windchill factor. Didn't go any where for about 3 days. This is the time to be thankful to be retired.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winter Vacation 2

 One of the things I like to do when visiting a new place is try different foods. On this plate was callaloo, ackee and salt fish and bean stew. Callaloo (at the 9:00 position) tasted like what we here in the States call collard greens. Ackee and saltfish (11:00 position) tasted like potatoes with fish) and the bean salad (1:00 position) was different types of beans served hot with a dressing. All was tasty.
 Every time I go to a beach I take this shot, something to look back on when the days get too long.
 This plate is jerk chicken, red beans and rice and sausage. I loved the jerk chicken and the jerk sauce. Hot and spicy, but not too much.
 T did the Dunn River Falls climb, I on the other hand decided that I would take pictures of the climb. I had my own personal tour guide, Nicola. She and I had a informative conservation as we were walking the path along the falls. Nicola was very smart, friendly and took good care of me.
 T half was up the falls with her guide and group
 The falls are the only falls in the world that run directly into the ocean
the finish line, T did great and it was another great birthday present

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Vacation 1

 In December my sister and I took a short winter vacation to....
 The beautiful island of Jamaica!
 We stayed at a wonderful resort, weather was great; the above photo is a storm that was coming in.
 Myself in a tree, climbed up forgetting that the down was about 4 foot off the ground!
 beautiful blue water, white sand, warm breezes 88 degrees (31C) glorious sunshine.
T turned 50 while we were there. The only thing she wanted for her birthday was to have her rear end on a beach for her 50th birthday and so she did. The resort was great. All inclusive and this time we made a dent in the bar service. We got a drink everything we passed the bars. The food was super!

Friday, January 10, 2014

2013 Christmas party concert

We had a visit from these musicians for a Christmas concert at our apartment building. They perform with our St. Louis Symphony. Wonderful music for Christmas!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tree Trimming

 We decorated the tree in the common area.
 Enjoying hot chocolate and cookies after all the hard work
The finish!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas decorations

 One of the residents family decorated her floor for Christmas
 They did a great job, looks very festive!
This is my poor attempt at decorating the area outside of my door.