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Sail With Captain Max

On our ToaD Fantasy sailing, a small group of us decided to go sailing and snorkeling to St. John.  We wanted to make this a private event so I checked with a number of different providers, finally setting on Sail with Captain Max.  Right from the start we felt very comfortable with Captain Max.  She answered all of my questions.  I am always concerned about doing an independent excursion on a cruise because there are so many variables – will we get in to port, will we be on time, can we enjoy ourselves and still make it back before the cruise sails away?  All legitimate questions.  Max assured us that if we didn’t make it in, we wouldn’t be charged.  We exchanged cell phone numbers so we could advise her of any issues at the last minute.  She said we could arrange the same taxi driver to take us back.  That works!

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Are You Kidding Me?

Yesterday afternoon I was looking out my window and though I saw something that I haven’t seen for months.  I took a few moments to go outside to see if it was real and sure enough!  There was a couple leaves coming out of the ground from the first crocus of the year!  Seeing this inspired me.  Most times in the winter we go outside and have to shovel the snow off the drive way.  We do this as soon as we can so that the blacktop driveway peaks through and attracts the sun, melting the remaining snow away so we don’t have an ice skating rink.

When it gets warmer in February and March, I do just the opposite.  I start to shovel the snow from the snowpiles back into the driveway so it will melt faster.  Believe me, it is much easier to watch snow melt than it is to watch the grass grow!

I was enjoying the mid-30 degree temperatures and watching the snow turn to water and trickle down my driveway.  Spring will be here soon!  I went to bed happy that my newly planted crocuses, right outside my office window, would be up and blooming soon.

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