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Lots of treats on my 34th birthday Monday:

     Can't go any further without mentioning the feasting that's been going on lately. Tito and Iris fed us lunch and dinner on Sunday, and I was still full from lunch (but I can always make room for Puerto Rican rice and beans, believe me). Then there was the fabulous birthday dinner my aunt made for me Monday. Including black beans and rice and fried plantain, num! I was too stuffed for birthday cake until hours afterward.

     The weather was a little iffy in the morning, so instead of going to the beach (on a private island with no facilities or shelter) we went to the town of Onancock instead. Lovely place--and it didn't start raining until after we left.

     Another treat was going to the dock out back--my previous visits had all been at/near high tide, but it's a different world out there at low tide. I was delighted by the hundreds of tiny crabs scuttling about everywhere, as well as mussels and snails.

     Gifts from God on my birthday included a faint rainbow after the second round of rain, and while I was trying to get pictures of that, I was treated to the antics of three young raccoons on the dock. What a delight! Finally, the day was crowned by a glorious sunset, and the beautiful fireflies after.
Where I'm At:
Virginia
Emotional Status:
excited off to the beach!
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On June 23rd, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC), amguynes commented:
Happy birthday, my dear! Enjoy your lovely vacation. You deserve it.
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On June 23rd, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! =D I really am, it is gorgeous down here.
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On June 24th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful time and that you were able to be with family.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Those raccoons look rather bedraggled and very mishchevious.
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On June 24th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
It really was a special birthday day--one to be remembered.
I think they swam to the end of the dock, and the tide was coming in. They were adorable to watch. =)
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On June 24th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC), desertsunflower commented:
Happy (slightly belated) Birthday! Hope it's not getting too hot for ya.
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On June 24th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Thanks! It is too hot down here, but so far I'm holding together. =)