Here's some video from that night.
This was an unusual combination of businesses. An Asian restaurant/paint store. "I'll have an order of rice with mangled pork, some kung poo chicken thingies and a couple of gallons of patio red."
Though I posted this picture last blog it turns out that this house belongs to the guy who founded the Norton Anti-virus program.
A park one block over from the hotel. I would walk here every morning, then walk up to the main road and sit by the ocean for a while, cross the street and walk back up to the hotel.
The weather was outstanding all week and continues so to this very moment. Even though I said I was a little tired of going to the island, by the last evening we took another walk to the above area as the sun was setting. There were some people on the beach. A guy was tossing a tennis ball into the water and his two dogs would race into the water to retrieve it. People collecting shells. A few couples walking on the beach and all of a sudden I was sad because we were leaving the next morning. There were people from around the world and this country. Cars from Illinois, New Mexico and Oregon. Then there were the more typical plates from Massachusetts, the rest of the New England states, New York and Pennsylvania.
A shop owner told us that last week was the last week before it got crazy with 100,000 people arriving in July and August. We got out just in time. I still would like to go back in September if Arlene's job with the school system allows. Not to mention the financial aspect. Still I am lucky to have been able to afford it and I thank the guy back in 1972 who talked me into my original companies 401k plan. The original company was so good to us.
Ok, this is the last day of my vacation. We are getting ready for a ride to New Hampshire.
I'm outta here.