First full day on the island~!

Started our first full day on the island casually and then taking a riding tour of most of the island. Ended up renting a car and driving ourselves back to our place. Tis the rainy season here right now and on an island that has very little elevation — there is lots of standing water. Factor that in with a car that has the steering wheel on the ‘passenger’ side, driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, through a small monsoon and not sure where you’re going — all adds up for quite an adventure~!

Finally made it back to the apartment (you can only get ‘so lost’ on an island)… had a drink to calm the nerves – then headed out to find a place for a bite to eat.

Found a fun little place called Over the Edge not very far from us (thankfully). Settled in for a drink and dinner. Open air, watching the rain move toward us from the distance. If you’re not a fan of humid salt air – you probably won’t like the place, but the breeze picked up a little bit and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Young man with a strong Jamaican influence waited on us. My Queen had Snapper and I had a Wahoo steak. Both agree each meal was very good. Meal was served with a massive salad that neither of us could finish. We shared a delicious piece of cheesecake for dessert. They serve breakfast there, so were are looking forward to our first breakfast of scrambled eggs and Lobster soon,(particularly so we can send pictures to the ‘damn neighbors’) – but that is also a breakfast we have been dreaming of since we started talking about our little adventure.

Back to our apartment for a shower and some much needed rest….more tomorrow!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

4 thoughts on “First full day on the island~!”

  1. Glad both of you made it safe. Weather is still great. Maybe you can put another band together, featuring the Rocking Cayman’s. You must get used driving on the left side of the road. It makes it even harder with the steering on the left. Otherwise have a great time.

    1. Thanks Peter — so far we have been having a ball – other than negotiating traffic -but it’s all good. This place is very, very expensive – so not sure how long we’ll be hanging (at least until 11/2) out but may look around and find somewhere else to run off to.
      I’ll get back to you if I wind up in another band.

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