Ambergris has a large population of Latinos, which basically means that kids outnumber cars.
If I had my druthers, though, I’ll take cars – pollution and all. For one reason, their quieter, and if not you can put a muffler on them.
In addition there seems to be a international trend going about these which involves screaming – high-pitched, gratuitous screeches, that can puncture ear drums.
Such a brood has moved into the room next door, and it is like living in a romper room. The parents do nothing about it, of course (a gaggle of kids gives them carte blanche to go anything short of murder. So the mere fact that they are driving others nuts while paying good money for it, means nothing to them at all.
To escape this brood from hell I finally went to the restaurant next door, and by god they followed me up there – That is, until I yelled for them to shut up.
I finished the rewrites to Two Irish Lads: Second Edition today: 243 manuscript pages (388 printed) and 118,878 words. There is still a lot of work to get it ready for publishing, but I should be well on schedule for March 1st. The cover, designed by Reese Dante (http://www.reesedante.com/portfolio/) will be ready February mid February.
The following is an assortment of photos I have taken over the past few days.