Things are different here

Unlike the image that I think many people have we don’t go to the beach EVERY day, in fact this week because we are still trying to knock several things off our “to do” list, we haven’t been at all! Well that and the weather, today it rained all afternoon and I really had hopes of changing our non-beach streak!

Tomorrow we start off bright and early with swimming lessons for Sophia at Magen’s Bay. Last week, our first lesson, she screamed the whole time, first because she wanted to go in the water and then later because she wanted to get out. Ahhh the lovely whims of a 2 year old!

We’ve been narrowing down our car search, easier and harder than you might think. Easier because the number of used 4 wheel drive SUV’s is limited, more complicated by a fickle 2 year old with a limited attention span and a car seat that has to be moved for every test drive and a husband who isn’t here but has really good questions and is trying to help long distance. My control freak is leaving the building, or this case the island. But its a slow process, these things don’t happen over night as I’m coming to realize!

So far Suzuki’s look good, not a typical Northern VA car so we know little about them but they seem to have them in droves here which means parts, should there be an issue, are widely available–a consideration you don’t think much about in the States. If you have one or know someone that does please feel free to send me your opinion, I’d appreciate it!

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About Diana

Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Explorer, Dreamer. Moving from a small town in Northern VA to the even smaller island of St. Thomas, USVI.
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2 Responses to Things are different here

  1. Lesia says:

    I’m finally getting caught up on your posts! Love it! You girls seems to be having fun and avoiding hurricane mayhem in your new island home. On the Subaru – they’re all over here in the mountains. Apparently, they’re really rugged, handle great in snow and are reasonably cheap to repair when needed. Ok, one of those probably isn’t necessary where you are. They also seem to last forever. So there’s your 2 cents from Tahoe. Let us know when you need a snow break from sand and palm trees! 😉 big hugs, Lesia, Jeff & the fuzzy kids.

  2. bardsworld says:

    Cars, I always have opinions about them. A mate back in England had an old Suzuki Vitara rag-top, with the rollcage roof-rack and bull-bars. It was a strictly no frills wagon, but was indestructible, reliable, and if a bit got bent could easily be fixed with tape and a hammer. So I’d say perfect for island bashing 😉 Just keep an eye out for galloping rust with all that salt spray and sand!

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