Sunday, March 4, 2012
My Sweet Caribbean Home
By now you all will have read yesterday that Kerry Schafer is leaving us to move on to bigger and better things. Alas. But we're excited and thrilled to introduce our new Saturday Word Whore:
Urban Fantasy Author Carolyn Crane!
I first encountered Carolyn and her books on Sullivan McPig's review blog. I read just one of Carolyn's novellas and was totally hooked. And then she turned out to be this lovely, funny and insightful person, too. I'm greatly looking forward to what she brings to our weekly themes.
Which brings me to this week's theme: If You Could Live Anywhere, Where & Why.
The house pictured above is on the island of Virgin Gorda, in the Caribbean.I took the photo while on vacation and I even titled it "My House." Yes, it's right on the beach. One of the rooms, which I fantasize is the master bedroom, has french doors to a balcony that overlooks the beach and the water from a high wall like this. Yes, that's right: My Room.
David and I both love the Caribbean. We first went when I was sent to the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix to look at their drinking water. Of course, David tagged along on that trip. I don't know why he never wants to come on the Des Moines or Springfield jobs.
It was love at first sight. The incredible blue of the sea, the crystal clear waters, so calm and warm, teeming with so much colorful life. The long, winding white-sand beaches.
Since then we've been "collecting" islands. I've now been to the Puerto Rico main island, along with Culebra and Vieques, to St. Thomas and St. Croix, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. So much tropical goodness to love.
I'm totally working on a plan to make it happen.
Look for me in my white house, overlooking the blue waters.