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The crew brought us in without incident but would not allow Nate and Robyn to go up. We will definitely try parasailing again sometime. On Friday, we split up once again. The ladies stayed around the Villas sunning by the pool while the guys took-off on a fishing expedition with Bobby. We didn’t have much luck fishing. Dennis was the only one to have any luck, landing a small barracuda. The rest of us were skunked. We had a great time however, visiting some beautiful fishing spots, some with calm waters and others with heavy duty ocean turbulance. That evening, some of the group ran into town to do some last-minute shopping and others began packing in preparation for an early morning shuttle to catch flights home. Eight of us were out the door at 5 am to catch an air hop back to Belize City and our connecting flight to LAX. The quick 15-minute flight was soured with a 50-minute delay on the tarmac due to heavy rain, thun- derstorms and lightning. We were not allowed to leave the plane until the weather calmed down. Actually that was the only really bad weather we had the whole trip. Belize is a spectacular corner of the world, especially for ocean lovers! And the comaraderie of our group was great and our shared experiences memorable. It was fun to share meals at the Villas as well as wander about both land and sea, enjoying the seafood cuisine, Belikin beer and rum concoctions. We thank Addie and Ron for organizing the trip and both Mike and Debbi and Addie and Ron for sharing their anniversaries with all of us. A special thank you to our new friends: Dennis and Lisa, Nate and Bobby, Marcella and Tiana. We can hardly wait for the next get together to share memories and photos! 108 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018