In case any of you are wondering - yes, we survived Dean. He actually passed about 180 miles South of us late Friday night into yesterday morning. We did have some storms and heavy winds but nothing too major. We were prepared with plenty of water, canned foods, flashlights, etc. because we were in a Tropical Storm Warning for the weekend. I would say we got pretty lucky! We will continue to keep our eyes out because they are saying the biggest fear right now is several more storms following Dean off of Africa. We are in what is officially being called a "worriesome few weeks" in the "Hurricane Zone". Yesterday we lost power at about 9:00 am and got it back today at 10:30 am. We decided that since we had no power we might as well go sightseeing! We drove to Brandemar Beach (you've seen pictures of it before) and the waves were CRAZY! There are never usually waves there! We also drove over towards one of the beaches we frequent that we call Lighthouse Beach and the waves were equally impressive. Believe it or not there were some idiots on surfboards and boogieboards out in the water!! The most we did was video tape and take some pictures. Although we weren't in an actual Tropical Storm or Hurricane we did see a lot of destruction while we were driving. Trees, branches, coconuts, etc. all over the sides of the roads. I'll post again tonight or tomorrow as today is actually Courtney's birthday! We had a party for him Friday and had a great time and this afternoon we are heading to a nice restaurant for a joint birthday party with our friend Janette. (Her birthday is today also...as well as Bill Clinton...) Here are some pictures of the waves. I know it looks dark (it was still stormy) and you can't see it well but we saw some waves at least 12 feet or more...it was intense! Keep your eyes and ears open for any more weather we might have and we'll keep you updated.