Monthly Archives: December 2013

St. Martin Day Six: Sailing Around the Island

Our last full day on St. Martin was going to be awesome, no matter what. Rain or shine, we wanted to go out with a bang. So we signed up for a catamaran tour around the island with Eagle Tours. … Continue reading

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St. Martin Day Five: La Galion, Grand Case, and a Christmas Parade

Day what? For those of you paying attention to a calender, you’d know it was Sunday. For those of us on island time, we barely noticed. The weekend on St. Martin is jamming and we are part of the island … Continue reading

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St. Martin Day Four: Surf at Le Galion

Our vacation is slipping away. After Merri Beth’s birthday it was time to get some sun on the beach. I started off the day with another barefoot run on the beach in Grand Case. Then Zander and I hopped in … Continue reading

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St. Martin Day Three: MB’s Birthday with Butterflies

It was another beautiful day on St. Martin. And it was a special day too, because it was Merri Beth’s birthday. The entire household was up early to celebrate (we wish)—it must be the island night life. I went out … Continue reading

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St. Martin Day Two: Beaches and Airplanes

Our second full day in St. Martin started off bright and early. I was up at 6:00 am (Atlantic Time) and I went for a short run. Barefoot. On the beach. Born to run baby! After that, Zander and I … Continue reading

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St. Martin Day One: Paradise in December

4:30 am was an early start to our day, but it was worth it. Our flight to Charlotte (CLT) left Raleigh at 7:10 am, or at least it was supposed to. We were up, showered, and already packed by 5:15am, … Continue reading

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It’s an OBXmas light show

Zander and I headed to the Outer Banks on Saturday, December 14 for an overnight trip. We managed to skirt the rain sweeping across North Carolina. We left Raleigh during a break in the weather and only had to deal … Continue reading

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Red Hat Craft Fair: A huge success for salsa and books

On Thursday, December 12, I participated in my first Red Hat Craft Fair. It’s an event held at Red Hat headquarters where the crafty folks or their spouses/family members get a chance to sell their home goods to Red Hatters. … Continue reading

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Bucket List Check Off: The North Carolina State Fair

While not on my original fall bucket list, I had to add the North Carolina State Fair to the must-do things in Southwest Raleigh. With almost 1 million visitors this year, the fair is a familiar time of year for … Continue reading

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Bucket List Check Off: Go to a Carolina Hurricanes Game

One of the items on my fall bucket list was to go to a Carolina Hurricanes game. Since making the list, I’ve been to two games and I’m going to the game tonight! The first game was on Friday, October … Continue reading

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