Billy Jays Birthday 2011

I always try to go away for my sons, Billy Jay, birthday every year. I try to be close to water because his ashes are in the lake where we lived and since I can’t go to the lake in Pennsylvania I have to be near water here.

I was not going to go anywhere this year as I used most of my cash for all the deposits for the new apartment I will rent someday when they do all the needed fixes. I was just going to work. But the internet went out on Sunday and was still out on Tuesday and I knew if I could not work that I would be really depressed so I decided to spend money I didn’t have and go away.

I went to the internet cafe and made a reservation for BelleVue Dominican Bay in Boca Chica. It’s an all-inclusive place and I got it for about $30usd a day from Travelocity (Visit Travelocity for Caribbean Deals
) which was a great deal. I went home, packed up and was on my way within the hour.

They did not have my reservation when I got there but soon found it and I want to the room. It was really nice. Balcony, internet and best of all air conditioning. I have air conditioning dreams as I don’t have air in my place so I really enjoy when I can get it.

I unpacked and headed down to the pool area and started on my free drinks and food. I had to get my monies worth. I spent the day drinking, eating, talking and just relaxing. That night I watched the animation teams performance, went to the disco for about an hour then to the room.

The next day, June 15th, Billy Jays birthday, I was going to spend at the pool relaxing. When I got there and looked up at the sun there was a complete rainbow around the sun. Encircling it entirely. It is a rare thing called a Halo or Glory. It was beautiful. I felt it was a gift from Billy Jay just for me. The rainbow lasted for more than an hour. I was so enjoying it and had to tell all around me to look so they could enjoy it as well. (I did some research and found that this phenomenon is called a Sun Halo or NASA calls it glory)

Then at 4:30PM, when Billy Jay was born a group of people I met did cheers for my baby boy. He would have been 31 years old today.

The rainbow halo around the sun Billy Jay sent on his birthday.

Updated picture of the rainbow halo around the sun Billy Jay sent on his birthday.

The rainbow halo around the sun Billy Jay sent on his birthday (original flipphone image)

The rainbow halo around the sun Billy Jay sent on his birthday (original flipphone image)

Halo rainbow through the flamboyant tree on Billy Jays birthday. (edited image)

Halo rainbow through the flamboyant tree on Billy Jays birthday. (edited image)

Halo rainbow through the flamboyant tree on Billy Jays birthday. (original flipphone image)

Halo rainbow through the flamboyant tree on Billy Jays birthday. (original flipphone image)

That evening was the full moon and it was spectacular. I felt it was another gift from my only son, Billy Jay.

The next day it rained all day and I just hung out with some of the people I met and enjoyed all the free stuff. There was no disco that night so I just talked to one of the workers in the dining room for a while then went for my last night of air conditioning.

Pool at Belvue Dominican Bay, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic with friend Carlos.

Pool at Belvue Dominican Bay, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic with friend Carlos.

I got a taxi for the ride home and was back in the Zone by 1PM. It was a great time. I was relaxed. I got some wonderful gifts from my son for his birthday. The beautiful halo around the sun and when I got home I found that they never charged me for the room so I had a free vacation too. But the best gift would have been if he was still here with me. Happy Birthday Billy Jay!

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