T and I took a trip to an island some where southeast of disorder. I took this picture of him laying on the beach. He looks so good, I had a hard time keeping the other homos on the beach from trying to pick him up.
After hanging out on the beach for a while in the morning, we walked to the other side of the island where we could swim with the sea turtles. This was the time of the year when they gather on this remote island for breeding, so there were lots of them to look at.
After snorkeling, we had lunch on the beach. After eating fresh fruit (grown on the island) and fish baked in palm leaves in the sand, we laid back together in an over-sized hammock for a nap in the shade of banana grove.
After our nap, T wanted to try parasailing so we walked down the beach to where they do that. After a quick lesson, we strapped ourselves in and up, up and away. It was a beautiful day and from up there it felt like we could see the whole world. They took us around the island and no matter how beautiful the scenery was, I could not stop looking at T's face. Seeing the wonder in his smile and the love in his eyes just made my heart melt. I could not help but lean over and kiss him.
When we landed back on earth we poked around the local shops on that side of the island. I liked looking in the shops run by local craftsmen who make jewelery, and other personal items. I found a colorful hair-tie for my daughter. A shark took necklace for one of my sons and knotted bracelet worn by warriors of the local tribe for my other sons. I even found a nice necklace for K and a something cool for AJ.
T liked the shops that had handcrafted home furnishings. He bought a hand blown glass lamp for his mom and some other items for his dad and sisters.
We had a nice dinner at a little cafe next to the beach. We ate scallops and shrimp while listening to the surf as the tide came in. We shared a frozen desert made from locally grown mangoes.
As we finished our meal, the sun was just starting to set. We had a 10 minute walk down the beach to our room. Walking hand in hand we alternated between looking into each others eyes and looking out to sea. By the time we realized it, we had walked half a mile past the hotel. Oh well, I guess we will just have to walk back. I could not think of a more perfect place to be or a more perfect man to be with.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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