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"He has a rough life", she says of the little boy eating pancakes and peanut butter at her dining room table tonight. "The grandmother has NO money and yet somehow manages to feed him. Sometimes I'm just amazed how they survive," she says.
Earlier he'd walked out of here with a "sewing kit" she'd made up for him. A needle, a little thread and a tiny button. He was thrilled.
Who knew there was so much drama in retirement? How did I nearly end up in the centre of a seniors love triangle on my very first night?
Anyway, I got home and enjoyed a glass of wine and the view, the sound of the waves crashing while my favorite music played in the background, sans any internet connection, by the way. No need to get crazy on the first night when you're around for a month, right? There is still lots of time for that. :)
We then proceeded to stand in line at customs for about 1/2 an hour. Then we where put in a van with 7 other people and shuttled off to our hotel (it was about a 35 minute ride). On the way to the hotel I saw 4 different car accidents and 2 of them were ...
... you use the right shoulder to clear half of the main lane. As the vehicle overtakes you, if someone arrives on the other side they will use the opposite shoulder to clear the rest of space – allowing all 3 cars to share the road. It works well in concept but it becomes really creepy in practice, especially when 18-wheeler trucks, hills, curves and insane bus drivers are involved. Practice makes perfect!
The 7-hour ride brings ...
... having a few drinks before entering Andulles would be a good idea just to loosen up for the place. I was glad we busted out before they hit the first few strains of YMCA - which seemed to cause a heightened frenzy amongst the crowd.
It is now Sunday and the sun is shining and it's warm. WE went to the beach and it was packed again. Mike and I had a long walk about and I was able to clock over 12,000 steps. I tried to do ...
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