<< Part 2 <<
So let’s see, where was I? Oh yes, after completing a year-long round-the-world trip, I was living back on my mom’s farm in Michigan with no apartment, job or vehicle. Wow, talk about a babe magnet! Oh well, I did have lots of great stories, as well as a wonderful group of friends and family who were putting me up in their homes while I figured out what to do next. You know, the part where I go back to that apartment, job, and vehicle. Except that’s not exactly what happened. No, I took a different path, a more scenic one, and the next place that path took me was Florida.
I was last there in the spring of 2012, when I started out on my little adventure. Now I was going back for two weeks in mid-May of 2013 and I needed a place to stay, which did feel a little strange, considering that Florida was where I called home for most of the past 20 years. Fortunately, my friends came through again and I was able to stay in a furnished house by myself for almost the entire two weeks. My own personal space – what luxury! It had been quite a while since I didn’t have to share living arrangements and it really was wonderful to have a place to call my own, even for a little while. Many thanks to Tim, Sharli, Aimee and Jaron for making my stay in Florida so comfortable! While I was there, I caught up with old friends, ate at some of my favorite places (“Joumana’s” chicken shawarma sandwich, how I have missed you) and met the wee baby Makayla for the first time.
The days just flew by and before I knew it, it was time to board a plane for the last leg of this mini-trek, to a little island in the Caribbean called Vieques.
Have you heard of Vieques? Neither had I until recently. It’s part of Puerto Rico, but is a separate island about 10 miles off the eastern coast of the Big Island (the place with the ‘A’ on it in the featured photo at the top of this post). It’s actually getting a little publicity right now due to a reality show on TLC called “Wedding Island” that is set here. Not really my kinda thing, but it is big news down here. Anyway, Vieques is where I am, and where I will continue to be till November. Why am I in Vieques? Well, four reasons –
You see, they live here and their owner needed someone to look after them and his house while he was away. Long story short, I volunteered, he said “OK” and yada, yada, yada, I’m now a house-sitter and cat-care provider on a little island in the Caribbean. It isn’t a paid position, but the fringe benefits are awesome.
So that about catches me up. Look for more updates from beautiful Vieques in the coming weeks. Till then, hasta luego!