A Trip to the South… Way South….

November 12, 2009 0 Comments

My brother, Bill, is a Naval Reservist and has previously served his country in Kuwait.  His most recent assignment is to suffer sunburn and humidity in the Caribbean.  He landed in Cuba at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.  His unit is supposed to help dig wells in some of the Central American countries.  Bill gets to stay in Cuba and push papers.  He can’t go off the base, but I asked him to send me some photos of the flora and the fauna.  Since it is a base, I wasn’t sure how much of each would be around.  Although, the Banana Rat makes me glad that I am not in Cuba!  Even if it is Paradise!

This is a Banana Rat.  I don't know if that is what it is really called, but that is what Bill called it.  It is nocturnal and, he said, similar to a opossum.

This is a Banana Rat. I don't know if that is what it is really called, but that is what Bill called it. It is nocturnal and, he said, similar to an opossum.

They must have a problem with lizards.

They must have a problem with lizards.

This is Clyde.  Funny.  That is the name of Bill's-former-now-my-cat.  Hmmm.  I wonder if he is trying to tell me something....

This is Clyde. Funny. That is the name of Bill's-former-now-my-cat. Hmmm. I wonder if he is trying to tell me something....

Bill mentioned that the iguanas just walk out in the roadway right in front of oncoming traffic.  Hopefully they give the men enough warning before they do so brakes can be applied in time. 

He said the weather down there has been nice.  Mainly in the 80s and they had a shower the other day.  I think he is trying to rub it in.  I hope he comes back to Iowa in February!

You don’t have to worry about winterizing anything in Cuba.

Dig it!

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