It's time again For ABC Wednesday. If you aren't participating in ABC Wednesday, you are missing out on a lot of fun. This week the letter is C. C is for Cayman Islands.
GEORGE TOWN GRAND CAYMAN
I have been to the Cayman Islands twice, but only set foot on land once. In 2003 Gina and I went on a cruise with 10 other friends. We were supposed to go to Grand Cayman, but the seas were to rough, so the tenders couldn't take us from the ship to shore. We were in the Caymans again on Christmas Eve 2008.
WAITING IN LINE FOR THE TENDERS
It was almost noon before we got ashore. The tenders started running around 10 o'clock, but we were quite a way down the list to get off.
SEVEN MILE BEACH
We did a bit of shopping, then took a taxi to the famous Seven Mile Beach. The beach was beautiful, and it seemed a bit odd to be at the beach on Christmas Eve.
We took our own snorkeling gear, and enjoyed snorkeling right along the beach. The water was a bit cool when you first got in, but we soon acclimated to it. We spent about two hours at the beach, but then had to get a taxi back to the cruise terminal.
CRUISE SHIPS AT GRAND CAYMAN
When we got back to the cruise ship terminal, we saw that everyone else on the cruise ships was there also. The line for the tenders was incredibly long. We waited in line for over an hour.
I really enjoyed the time we spent at Seven Mile Beach. Unfortunately we spent as much time waiting for tenders to take us to and from Grand Cayman as we got to spend at the beach. Still it was great to be able to spend Christmas Eve at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.