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Archive for September, 2010

Turning the Corner

For the past month, I’ve been learning to surf on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). No, I’m not on vacation at a surf camp. I’m just going out to a local break about three times a week and getting out there. Today, I finally turned the corner. It’s been somewhat of a frustrating experience. At first, [...]

The Shade Tree Restaurant

The last time we visited Guanaja, Doug and I had lunch at a new restaurant. Run by our friend, Daniel Ebanks, The Shade Tree Restaurant is in the hills of Mangrove Bight. We’ve both enjoyed Daniel’s cooking for years, so knew we were in for a good time. We just had no idea how good. [...]

My Favorite Sign on Guanaja

I noticed this sign a couple of years ago at Zapata’s Store on the Cay. While it’s not the worst misspelling I’ve seen, it makes me laugh every time I see it. I know they intended for it to say customers and not costumers, but I can’t help imagining a boat full of people in [...]

Breakfast at Brennan’s

One Jazz Fest weekend in the early 1990s, I had breakfast at the famed New Orleans restaurant, Brennan’s. My sister and brother-in-law accompanied me, and while our wallets were much lighter after the meal, we had fond memories of that amazing breakfast. A few weeks ago, I returned to Brennan’s for breakfast. I can’t believe [...]

Building a Home in the Rain

I never thought that spending a day to build a house in the pouring rain would be a rewarding experience. But on August 28, one day before the Hurricane Katrina five-year anniversary, I did just that—and I’d do it again in a second. To be honest, I wasn’t prepared at all for the rain. Sure, [...]