I’ve been crazy busy since hurricane Irma hit Florida. I participated in the largest evacuation in history as the east coast, west coast and most of our state was threatened with the strongest recorded wind, peaking at 180 mph. Facing a monster storm on the east coast, we fled with two cats and a dog in our single engine piper and flew to Helen, Georgia. Although air traffic was busy, the highways were gridlocked and many friends took all night to arrive at our safe house in the mountains. The east coast was spared as the cone shifted to the west coast with the initial landfall after the keys, Marco Island.
After making the best out of our spur of the moment evacuation trip, I flew out of Atlanta for a pre-planned trip to California. I visited familiar places and found some new favorites. I bonded with my father, got to know my grandparents through photos, clipped newspaper articles and we visited their graves. We had road trips and explored Palm Springs, San Juan Capistrano, Temecula, and then after dropping off my dad I spent a few nights in Santa Monica. While hiking in Topanga Canyon, I noticed the mountains were extremely dry and the memorable waterfall and flowing river nonexistent. A week later devastating fires broke out in many parts of California. Overall a fun, rewarding trip, but the homeless population is out of control. That’s a subject for a separate blog post.
A few weeks later I arrived back in south Florida to my intact home housing hurricane evacuees, one couple with roof damage and mold issues and another from Key West with no job to return to and hoping to make money fishing in Broward County. I welcomed our displaced family and went about getting back to normal. Whatever that meant with my travel schedule. Five weeks later they still reside at our home.
Business trips and writing schedules continued and at the end my audiobook is complete. It’s for sale on audible.com and iTunes. Overall, I’m very impressed with Emma Lysy and her performance of Breakfast In Bimini. If you are not an audible member you can join at this link below and receive a complementary copy for free.
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Happy reading and I hope you enjoy the audio version of Breakfast In Bimini. I think you’re enjoy the adventure!