While in St. Thomas working and attending Sam and Diane's wedding, my good buddy Gerard graciously opened his home to me. His home is in the Mangroves of the Lagoon, not far from where I used to keep the Bel Ami. His faithful companion, Mary Ann, is a large poodle who I got to be friends with. Not to mention Gerard's cat, who I fed from time to time. Being in the Mangroves was quite an experience, what with all the no-see-ums, misquitos and palmetto bugs (GIANT roaches). But, alas, I adapted, and a good time was had by all.