It seems unbelievable but my vacation has finally arrived. I am leaving for two weeks in Barbados tomorrow morning. I booked the trip in April and it seemed so far off at the time. But here it is - the summer over and vacation here. I have rented a wonderful beach house on the east coast of Barbados - the best spot on the island in my opinion. I love Barbados - it almost feels like home to me. A very naive thought I imagine, but none the less my connection to the island is real and long enduring. I don't expect that to ever change. I have very good friends there as well which has added to much to my enjoyment of the place. I have a lot of thinking to do as my 50th birthday approaches. I am hoping to find some answers - I know they are within me and the long walks on the beach may pull them out. In any case being in my favourite spot in the world is the best way I can think of to mark this event. I am leaving the computer at home. The new camera is going with me so I hope to post some pictures when I return. Older and well likely just older!