Know what hurts?

Sunburnt ears.

Things I have learned on vacation…

1) When driving on Antigua, it is not logical to think, “well, this intersection has a stoplight, so the cross street must be a big road, I’m sure it will take us back to where we meant to go.” It won’t. It will be a fun adventure into a little village, but it is not a main road, and it will not take you back to anything.

2) When going out on a sailboat, put sunscreen on your ears. Lots of it. (or wear a hat)

3) When the guy who drives the boat that will take you from the dock back to your sailboat says he needs to run somewhere real quick and it’ll only be five minutes, he’s lying. That’s 5 minutes in “island time”; it’ll be at least a half hour before he gets back, so settle in and enjoy the view from the dock.

4) Six people go through A LOT of sunscreen; pack twice as much as you think you need.

5) All those cute, new outfits you thought you needed for vacation and the new, big suitcase that was necessary to carry them? Leave them at home and bring an extra bathing suit. It’s an island; you don’t need lots of clothes here!

6) Mike (and 3 other members of my family) are going to have to give up their dreams of becoming pirates and take up some form of land-based piracy. (Dad and I, on the other hand, are ready to go, just as soon as we find our pirate ship.)

=) That’s all I know for now. The internets are a bit slow here (most things are a bit slow here), so posting pictures is not really an option. You’ll have to wait until we get home.

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3 Responses to Know what hurts?

  1. Steve says:

    Whoa whoa… why is the pirate thing getting canceled? Those were my plans as soon as I finish paying off my student loans.

  2. Tony says:

    Wait.. Wouldn’t it make more sense to use piracy as a means to paying off the student loans?

  3. Chris says:

    Yes….become a Pirate. Become a Pastafarian and join the glorious Flying Speghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage.

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