On a cold & snowy night, Neal & TEAM MANTA left for Honduras.
On 25 & 26 December, we had had this . . .
. . . but a sudden "heat"wave melted almost all of it;
for once, they were NOT leaving in a blizzard!
For those who wonder what Santa does after
the hectic pace of the Holidays, here's a hint . . .
[That'S Misha the Airedale on Neal's right,
and our first Airedale, Violet, on his left;
Violet was drawn by BobMyFormerBoss Anderson.]
So at 5:15 p.m., Mike Bain, co-owner of MANTA DIVE SHOP in Kenosha,
picked up Neal & all his luggage & equipment
(divers never travel light) . . .
. . . one more farewell pose . . .
. . . and they're off to Chicago's O'Hare Airport
to spend the night at the hotel so they can leave early Saturday morning.