Island Time………..

Slept in today – I mean, REALLY slept in…. we didn’t get up until almost 09:00 (that’s 9 O’clock in the morning for all you civilians out there). I guess it was it a fine mixed combination of lots of wonderfully hot sun, lots of wonderfully warm Caribbean Sea tossing us around for an hour or so and lots of wonderfully cold alcohol – wooo-whee did we crash, although I think maybe my goat burger (see previous post) may have been laced with PCP — or acid, or something. Good Lord,  I started off with the most whacked out dreams…. I am talking a mega-Chantix kinda dreams.           Pretty sure they would have made Steven King say W T F~?   Anyhow – got up about 02:30 and got that crap shook off, sat out in a cool night breeze and had a cigarette and then came back into the bedroom (which has wonderfully conditioned air) and slept the sleep of Kings~!! (til almost 09:00~!) By the time we had a hearty breakfast, neither one of us was in the mood to do much of anything. We both agreed we’d skip the beach today (we both got a little bit more sun than we originally planned yesterday)  and go in search of a store my Queen wanted to check out. Don’t remember then name of it, but supposed to be like a mini-Walmart. Actually wound up checking out 2 new stores…. the one my Queen wanted, and one I was told would have the booze we were looking for………….. No~.  “My” store was like a miniature SAM’s — lot’s of stuff, but none of ‘our’ brand of hooch – we opted for a bottle of something that sounded similar to our stuff and went with the reasoning – that after 3 or 4 drinks – we probably wouldn’t notice any way (we were right)  😉    Came back to the house – I grilled my Queen up a steak and I had a couple of the local hotdogs that I got at the store. Queen was happy with the steak – I was equally happy with the ‘dogs’…… (I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to getting fed)  So – not much of a day to chat about, so I thought I’d share some Island Insight with you~~~~

If you’re going on a standard vacation (4-7 days) most of this won’t probably apply, but you might find useful anyway……. Island Time has it’s own unique flavor….. biggest thing – don’t EVER plan on getting in a hurry… when you sit down at a table at a local Bistro…… if your server gets to you within 10 minutes – be appreciative….. if you’re lucky, they’ll ask if you’d like something to drink AND actually take that order at the same time…. if it gets to you within another 10 minutes…. be appreciative. At some point, your server will meander back around and ask if you want to something to eat…be appreciative…. if you plan to order something and don’t know what you want – order something anyway – whatever you do – do NOT tell them you want to think about it. I don’t know if their shift is automatically over at that point or what…. but it is possible you’ll never see them again. IF you do….be appreciative  (and order something) [[side bar – immediately order another round of drinks at the same time]] You will normally get your food within 20-55 minutes from the time you ordered it…… I’m not sure if they have to bake their bread, catch the fish or grow the cow (or goat) for your burger – but they definitely take their sweet time getting it out to you – and because it took than long – don’t even THINK about that stuff being hot — Oh hell no…… but no worries Brother….. you are on Island Time……. If you even slightly suspect you may want some kind of dessert – order it when they bring you the main course….because you MIGHT get it by the time you have inhaled your meal [cause you’re starving at this point]……but by all means…be appreciative….. If you really want to get a step up on them – tell them you want your check at the same time you order dessert – or plan on another 10-20 minute or so wait. They will get it out to you. They tend to step it up a little bit once they have your credit card in their possession…. sometimes…. but just relax, enjoy the atmosphere and that the fact you’re on Island Time….. oh, and be appreciative……..

More Island Insight later……………


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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~!!!! ;-)

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