Almost exactly to the day in the year 7 BO (before Obama) I made my first ever visit to
Traveled 45,000 miles by air to and from the island
Spent approximately 105 nights there
Spent $4900 on rental cars
I’ll stop there because when I added up the other things I realized I had spent a great deal of money down there. Still it has been worth every penny to me.
Over 7 years I have stayed in some nicer places than I could afford to buy and have met some fantastic people. I have seen sights that I thought could only be rendered by High Definition TV on the Discovery Channel.
My relationship with the island runs deep. I choose to return here because not because I want to relive my first experience here, I return because I learn and explore new things on every visit. Things I see next week could never have happened on a single tourist visit. I am constantly amazed at what the island has to offer.
And I will be delivered tomorrow into early summer. There will be foliage, green grass, flowers, humidity and all the things I love about summer. It is a perfect summer all year there. It never gets as hot and stifling as
Today I pack, a light day in the office, lunch with a vender and get a haircut.
Tomorrow I travel and hope time will slow down for at least a week.
As usual I will be blogging from the island and posting some video.