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Roseau Expat Talks About These Changing Times

 

October 3, 2020

Tim and Maria at the top of a 10,000 foot peak last month with Spain's highest peak, Mount Aneto (11,168 ft) in the background

by Jeff Olsen

On Sunday, Roseau High School graduate Tim Simmons, 57, momentarily laughed in surprise when his cellphone rang as he and his wife, Maria, and their middle son, Lucas, were climbing at 2,000 meters.

That's about 6,000 feet, according to Mr. Simmons, who was contacted at 7 a.m. Roseau time and 2 p.m. Madrid time.

"Call back in about three hours," he advised.

In an earlier interview about five months ago, Tim had been holed up in his suburban residence waiting out the corona virus as it wrecked havoc on Spain's capital.

"It's starting to get worse again in Madrid," he said aroun...



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