Sorry for the lack of blogging of late.  First Barry caught "the cold" that seems to be going around San Pedro a couple of days before Christmas.  Then, just when I was feeling smug and thinking I was past the point of catching it thanks to my superior immune system, I started feeling the tell-tale scratchy throat on Thursday afternoon.  By Friday, it hit me with the full range of cold symptoms, with a bad cough being the most prominent feature.  Ugh.  That keeps BOTH of us from sleeping.  

Needless to say, we'll be staying in tonight, and instead of bubbly, I'll be ringing in the new year (minus a couple of hours) with a shot of Nyquil.  I also discovered that a hot mug of local honey, coconut rum, and fresh-squeezed lime juice makes a soothing toddy for a raspy throat, so I might start with that at cocktail time.  

Fortunately, Barry recovered enough to go out and get his last 22 miles on the bike today to finish with 7502 miles for the year, his highest mileage year ever.  Whatta guy!  I had to settle for a mere 2127 miles, but I'll take it.  It's my best cycling year since 2004.
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Here's hoping that everyone has a safe and fun time celebrating tonight and a happy, healthy New Year!  
12/31/2011 09:24:14 am

Great pictures. As usual, you inspire me with your sportiness. Keep up the awesome blogging...love the pictures. Can't wait to see more! Happy 2012!

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daddywags
12/31/2011 03:02:50 pm

Happy New Year! I see from the blogs that Barry went to Bowling Green We went to Ohio U. Small world

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BeBelize Emily
12/31/2011 10:39:59 pm

Yes it is, daddywags. Another example: I am a UNC-Chapel Hill grad and have already met at least two people down here who also went to UNC!

BeBelize Emily
12/31/2011 10:41:30 pm

Thanks Rebecca! We will try to keep it up in 2012. Looking forward to seeing you in the new year around town!

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David Christmas
1/1/2012 02:15:25 am

What a high mileage year for both of you! Happy New Year - and keep up the good work on your terrific blog. It's going to be a busy January at work up here in RTP so I look forward to checking in on BeBelize for some relief

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BeBelize Emily
1/1/2012 10:04:39 am

Thanks David! Happy New Year to you too. Hopefully they won't work you too hard, and we'll try to give you something to read when you have a moment. :)

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1/1/2012 09:10:50 am

Great pictures both before and after. We plan on buying bikes first thing when we arrive in San Pedro. See ya in 13 days.

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BeBelize Emily
1/1/2012 10:05:45 am

Good plan, Debra. Glad you didn't buy them in the US as then you'd have to do without them until you have your shipment. See you soon!

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JoAnn
1/4/2012 02:22:02 am

Sorry to hear you were sick for your 1st New Years in Belize. I also caught the bug from my husband. My scratchy throat began Friday & is finally better today. My toddy was Blackberry Brandy, very smooth and numbed the soreness very nicely. Hope you are feeling better now.

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BeBelize Emily
1/4/2012 07:01:04 am

Happy New Year JoAnn! Sorry to hear you got the "crud" too. I am still sniffling and coughing and drinking my hot toddy. Blackberry brandy sounds delicious but not something I could get here in Belize, I don't think. I hope to be feeling like myself again very soon!

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