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Volunteer week is over for this year.  Remember, however, that the need continues throughout the year.

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Tobago Images

Since my last post on our vacation in Tobago, I’ve loaded the pictures I took onto my computer, and then decided someone may like to look at them.  While I haven’t been able to get one of the slide show plugins to work properly (I’ll work on that later), I thought I’d load them into a regular post.  So here they are!

Our first day, awaiting check in time.
Our first day, awaiting check in time.
Oliver building a castle on our first day in Tobago.
Oliver building a castle on our first day in Tobago.
Pelicans diving for fish.
Pelicans diving for fish.
Oliver & Joel at the beach on Day 1.
Oliver & Joel at the beach on Day 1.
Eloise on the beach.
Eloise on the beach.

 

Carol, thinking on the beach, Day 1.
Carol, thinking on the beach, Day 1.

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Back From Tobago

Well, we’ve just returned from a winter holiday comprising 10 days in Tobago.  We were able to take the entire family, our first such holiday in many years, so there were 10 of us.  We rented a beachfront villa in Bacolet, just outside of Scarborough.  You can see it here.  Natasha and Malcolm were wonderful hosts and the various animals (Bongo, Pink, newly-born Honeysuckle, Georgie, Mary, and Daisy) were a delightful addition to the visit.

While not knowing what to expect of the people and the place, we found both to be very pleasant.  Everywhere we went, the people were accepting and helpful.  I believe this was not because we were tourists, but because that is their nature.  The countryside is beautiful, with beaches and hills everywhere and anywhere.

Most of all, it was a time for our family to get together for an extended period, reconnecting as we have been unable to do for a long time.  Such extended family times can be stressful, but not this one.  Everyone got along extremely well and cooperated to enable each of us to have a great vacation.  I was proud to be included in the family.  Here’s hoping we will be able to do it again sometime.

For Carol

Her eyes glow like gems
Her lips like bows of cherry
Show a heart of love