I think our car is homesick We drive a 2009 Honda Fit RS, a model generally only available in Japan. The Fit is the most common car on the island. In the average Caymanian parking lot, you will see two or three Fits parked, Alabaster Silver, Mystic Yellow, Milano Red, gleaming in the tropical sun (our par…Read more A Homesick Car
Day 49-50 New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve is a quiet affair in our house. Natalie is sick so our plans are simple—a Star Wars marathon, and watching whatever fireworks we can see from our patio. We eat leftover tikka masala, dipping beautiful pieces of roti into the red sauce as Han, Luke and Leia…Read more The Good Things of 2016
Is this really Christmas in the Cayman Islands or is this a dream? Our lives have changed so much in five years. When we first got married we were small town people used to life in Idaho moving to the big city of Boston. Now we’re big city folks living in a small town in the tropics...We hold on to Christmas traditions as a lifeline to our former lives, a bridge of hope into our new lives.
Day 4-7 I made a terrible discovery today about the island at work. There. Is. No. McDonalds. We’re so far from “civilization” that the gospel of McDonalds hasn’t reached these tropical shores. I don’t even eat McDonalds that much (those fries and hash browns though…), but I never thought I’d go somewhere that DIDN’T have…Read more Accents and the First Week of Work
Catching up a bit on the last few days. Some thoughts and images here. Day 1: When we debark from the plane we file into lines to enter the tiny terminal. As the passengers wind their way through the roped off area, a duo plays tropical sounding music on an electric piano and guitar. They…Read more WELCOME TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
We're four days out from the end of our Boston chapter, and the light at the end of the tunnel seems a hundred miles away. Putting things into boxes is the easy part. The hard part is filling up the box. It's when the box is half full and you're finished with a shelf or…Read more PACKING IS ENDLESS