Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Getting Touristy Things Done

Yesterday, I tasted 'The World's Best Banana Daiquiri' $10.95. Had they not touted it as such, I might not have recognized it as the world's best...
Today I swam in Magen's Bay where the water is so clear you dont need goggles or a mask to see the fish swimming around you in a foot of water...
later, I had a guy open a Coconut with a machete and I drank the juice with a plastic straw (but ate the jelly with a metal spoon). Ordering re-usable glass straws tomorrow cuz this just seems wrong...
ate dinner outside in an artist's colony type place called 'Tillet Gardens'. Besides the feral chickens walking all over, this little kitten was hanging around and let me hold and cuddle her. If i didnt already have seven (five of which currently hate me)...
Things are improving. Hopefully, new blog will be up and running tomorrow. Bye for now.

10 comments:

foodfeud said...

What a beautiful view and an adorable cat! Things sound good for sure. And the fresh coconut water!
I can't believe you didn't see the place in person before moving! did mr. SV go check it out at least? Tres ballsy.

Abby Bean said...

I have never been in a body of water, outside of a pool, that was clear. Blogger meetup!!!

Unknown said...

Banana daquari?? Didn't know there was such a thing! Sounds perfect (well if i were a banana kinda person)
Now THAT is coconut water!! The only kind worth drinking.
The swim sounds wonderful, hopefully the sunshiney island vibes have helped you decompress from the moving ordeal.
I can't believe you bought a freaking house sight unseen.
Did you bring over a car? Or is everything walkable from the house?
Ttrockwood

vegan peace said...

I always wanted to swim in clear water! Your new home sounds amazing! After tomorrow morning, we can be in the cat house with our cats together, because mine are already irritated because things are moved, and gone, and a carpet cleaner has been used! I'm hitting the road in the morning! Hipsters here I come!!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so glad that things are calming down and you are able to enjoy the beauty that is now your life! Can you believe that this is life and not vacation? I'm not going to lie, I'm looking at these pictures with a bit of jealousy… from the blue waters and white sand, the freshly cracked coconut and the adorable kitty… It looks amazing! That is a very expensive drink but I hope that it was good! I'm so excited for you and I know that you'll enjoy it more and more as you settle in :)

Ingrid said...

I applaud you for taking the leap of faith! I bet you'll end up really loving it. I can only imagine how awesome it would be to have that view from my house!!

Did you tell your colleagues, and did they freak out?!

I can't wait to see Vegan in the VI eats!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

FF, yes, Mr. SV was down here in February and looked at the houses I had researched on Realtor.Com. He says he did warn me about the road to the house and the roads here in general but I apparently didnt grasp the extremes of it. Now that things are settling down here 'ballsy' and 'leap of faith' are seeming like acceptable ways to describe the move. 'Insane In The Membrane' would be how I would have described it up till yesterday.

Abby, 89 would really look adorable in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Just sayin...

Unknown, I am so glad I dont have the Banana issues that you and Mr. SV have. Yes, there are all kinds of frozen fruit Daiquiris. A Papaya Daiquiri is also delicious. Things are getting better daily. I no longer am thinking of hightailing it back home, Mr. SV did see the house in February, but I am the one who purchased it. From researching online, it appears people who buy houses sight unseen are usually pleased with the results. We had a home inspection and all that. Still, the house being on such a steep incline is a concern. Mr. SV bought a Jeep Wrangler here because shipping a car down sounded like too much hassle. Nothing is walkable from the house.The street to/from the house is at an almost 45 degree angle.

VP, why would they clean the carpets before you and the cats moved out? Oh well, I hope you are really on your way now.

Sarah, it was an outrageously expensive drink (and it was the 'small'). The tourists from the cruise ships are bussed up to the Mountain Top for the view, souvenier shopping and the Banana Daquiris. So now that one is crossed off my list of things to do.

Ingrid, calling it 'a leap of faith' sounds nice. I will have to start using that one. One colleague now knows I am down here and they did indeed freak out. There is gorgeous grub down here. Havent missed Loving Hut or TFK yet.

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