Saturday, May 23, 2009

We Have Crabs

Our yard is full of Land Crabs. This happens every year around this time. The rain starts to fall and the Land Crabs descend upon GTMO. The kids enjoy playing with the crabs, as you can see below.  It's much more fun for adults that run around with buckets gathering crabs for a crab bake. It doesn't get much fresher than that.  I don't eat the ones in our backyard. They are more like pets to me. 



This is one of 97 semi-terrestrial species of  crab.  This one is a local favorite for crab eaters.


I love this close up. You can see his cute little eyeballs. 

Enjoy the video below. I just wanted to cuddle with this crab, but he wasn't in the mood. 
video

What's eating the Aloe?

Something is eating my Aloe.  You can clearly see the bite marks in my poor Aloe Vera. 



Ah ha! I wasn't sure if it was a Banana Rat or an Iguana but I think I have my answer. 


Wipe that smile off your face Iguana. It's not funny. What am I supposed to do if I get a sun burn?


That's better.


I know I'm not supposed to feed the Iguana but I couldn't help seeing if she liked grapes.  She did. 

 I wish we could let her hang out but the dogs would have her for breakfast.  Jerry finally got her out of the yard. I found the hole where she got in and plugged it up.  

Just another day in GTMO. 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The way things are

I have had quite a few comments from people who once lived in Guantanamo Bay. I added these photos for all those people. This is how the base looks today.




This is the Downtown Theater. Movies are shown 7 days a week. This is also the spot where bands play.


We have a free car wash that I need to visit more often.

We have a wonderful bowling alley. Jerry even plays on a bowling league. They are not half bad. They are not half good either. They were in last place last week.

The Windjammer pool has 5 water slides and a climbing wall.


This is one of the award winning galleys. They just won some huge award this year. The food is fantastic. We probably eat there at least 5 times a week.


Our Commissary and Exchange are in the same building. You can buy plant fertilizer and groceries at the same time.




This is our brand new state of the art football field, soccer field, and track.




Right next door is the brand new baseball fields.



Most neighborhoods have brand new covered play grounds. This is the one right in front of our house. We don't have many kids in our neighborhood so It's rarely used. I take the dogs over to play every now and then. You should see Nala go down the slide, It's hilarious.