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Farewell Reef Resort, Owners and Past Guests!!

Today – Friday July 14, 2006 – is my last day here at The Reef Resort. I have had a memorable 2.5 years here, and it hurts my heart to leave. Yet, I am happy as I will be leaving to further my education. They all think I am nuts here, as I am going to be studying in Canada. Basically, leaving the warmth for the cold. But I am sure I will manage, and besides, I love challenges!! Also looking forward to being a student again.

Even though I will be physically leaving The Reef, the memories will always follow me wherever I go. Especially Phil’s daily phone messages, or Leona’s artsy crafty days, and of course Castro as well. I’m gonna miss watching the crew at the bar on a Sunday, and I will definitley miss helping guests plan their vacation. Speaking of which, my replacements will be Shankino Ebanks, Nelesa Connoly, and a lot of you are already familiar with Leona Baker!! They are more than capable on helping you plan your vacation, so don’t hesitate to email them at
I have also gotten to know many of the owners here at the resort, and will definitely miss seeing you all each year. All I can say is that I will be back!! I will come home for summer break and maybe winter as well, but this year, I am looking forward to experiencing my first white Christmas!! Looking forward to building my first snowman, and throwing my first snowball!! If it’s ok with The Reef, I would like to blog on my first snow experience!!

So, farewell my friends, but do not be disheartened, as the memories will continue to live on!!

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  1. leona
    Posted July 14, 2006 at 11:38 am | Permalink


    You will be missed. Not everyone is so easy to laugh and have fun as you. Take care and study hard and have fun along the way.

    love ya


  2. Cool Beans
    Posted July 14, 2006 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Leona!! I promis not to lose my cheerfulness, as I really do love to laugh!! Definitely will be studying hard, and will most defintely enjoy myself.



  3. Nancy
    Posted July 15, 2006 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Ethel! Dear sweet wonderful Ethel! You will definately be missed greatly by so many. We wish you the very best and you must keep us updated on your new adventures. Best of luck to you and hope that we see you on one of your visits home. Keep smilin!
    Nancy and Bob Gunderson

  4. Cool Beans
    Posted July 16, 2006 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Nancy & Bob,

    MY smile will never cease!! I most definitely keep in touch, and thanks for the well wishes!!

  5. Joann Rafalko, RN, CNOR
    Posted July 17, 2006 at 12:13 pm | Permalink


    Good luck to you as you pursue your journey! Maybe you’ll pick up that Canadian accent and will be saying a few extra “Ay’s” just like Lyle..

    God bless!
    Joann Rafalko
    Gordon Wall

  6. Cool Beans
    Posted July 18, 2006 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    LOL, I am lookign forward to picking up those “ayes”. Thanks again for the well wishes!!

  7. ajtux
    Posted July 22, 2006 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Ethel, I’m happy for you but sorry for those of us who no longer will be able to look forward to your help in making our vacations so enjoyable. I never did get to buy you that drink.

    Good Luck, Alan Tuxbury

  8. Celine
    Posted July 24, 2006 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Ethel………you will be VERY much missed! We wish you all the best in Canada and with that first snowman….don’t forget to use a carrot for the nose….and put a cockatoo on his shoulder!

    Safe travels and God bless,
    Celine and Bill Huemrich

  9. Anonymous
    Posted July 27, 2006 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    Ethel, all the best in our homeland, we shall certainly miss you. What part of the Great White North are you going to be living in?

    Monica and Carl

  10. Cool Beans
    Posted August 1, 2006 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Hi AJ, I am sure we will meet again, and then we can have that drink!!

    Celine & Bill,

    Thanks for the well wishes, I know about the carrot for the nose…but a cockatoo on his shoulder?? Thats new!!!

    Carl & Monica, I will be in Calgary, Alberta. I type this as I sit to board the plane for my first connection. I am sooooooooooo excited.

    Thanks to everyone, as I enjoyed my time at The Reef, meetion its owners, as well as the many visitors. I will definitely be keeping in touch.

  11. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2006 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Safe travels Ethel! The cockatoo was a joke…….in honor of Castro…..besides, you’ll have the only snowman with a cockatoo on it’s shoulder, so yours will be unique…..and it’s white so it won’t be a problem……you’re going to be seeing a LOT of snow in Canada!

  12. Anonymous
    Posted August 2, 2006 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    After you make your first snowman, try a snow sea turtle and a snow stingray. I do this in the winter when I am missing Cayman. It’s fun! Good luck, Jenn

  13. Anonymous
    Posted August 4, 2006 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Well, Calgary will never be the same!

    You’ve missed Stampede but there’s always next year.

    I have no doubt you’ll enjoy the city and the nearby snow topped mountains – talk about a different place than Cayman! Just remember to plug in your car in the winter or it might not start – did they happen to mention that it gets REALLY COLD there? Just think chinook – no not the fish! You’ll know what I mean.



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