Home – A little yellow camper van

Playa FlamingoEach morning the man drives the yellow camper van down the Playa Flamingo beach road and parks in the spot along the wall marking the stairs to the beach.  Opposite the beach sits the hotel pool and gardens.  The man pops up the top of the van and lifts the back door to reveal the inside of the van.  He pulls out a wooden table and rests it on the back-end of the van and then covers the table with a purple cloth..  The woman remains in the van as their young son rubs sleep from his eyes.  The sun is rising in the sky and the beach goers are starting to arrive with their towels and sunscreen, to spend a day at the beach.

The man is an artist.  He creates beautiful filigree jewelry.  For each piece, he curls and twists thin brass, copper and silver wires into delicate swirling patterns that gently hold amethyst, agate, jasper and other semi-precious stones.  In his nimble fingers, he forms earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces to sell to the tourists.  The man gently lays his pieces on the purple covered table.  The man and the woman laugh and talk with the other vendors on the beach.  They greet the tourists that stop to admire the jewelry with a warm “ola.” The tourists happily stand in the hot sun trying rings and bracelets to make their choice.

At the end of the day, the man and the woman watch the incredibly beautiful sunsets while their golden-haired son plays in the sand with his plastic pails and shovel.  Once the sun has set, the man and the woman pack up the jewelry and their belongs and the man drives up the road to a spot among the trees and the sand overlooking the ocean.  Here he parks his yellow home and the family settles in for the night surrounded by sea and sand and the lingering heat of the sun.

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    • A camper van would definitely have given you more room but your Bug has become a part of your story now. I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures.

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