Hi Ziggy here so none of that “out on the veranda with a mug of black coffee” twaddle!
It’s been some time since I last managed to wrest control of his (John’s, that is) iPad and let you all know how I am faring and a visit to Ambergris Caye at the weekend presented the opportunity. So, here goes.
Nine of us set off from Price Barracks, Ladyville on Saturday morning and caught the 09.00 hours (I’m from the military so I use the 24 hour clock) Belize Water Taxi service to San Pedro.
We docked around 10.30 hours and then marched – when you’re in the Army that’s what you do, you don’t just walk- to Pedro’s Hotel where we had booked rooms for the night and dumped our kit bags (I didn’t actually have a kit bag because my Dad carried my stuff in his). And then we were ready to start celebrating Tod’s twenty-second birthday. Let’s PARTY!
Tod is on the right. He’s a nice guy. I like him.
We spent a bit of time swimming in one of the pools at the hotel and then headed to Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill for lunch (Dad had pre-packed mine) and after a few beers (a few! Who do I think I’m kidding? Not when you’re in the Army!) we were joined by Rose (I like her) and John.
After a bit of slobbering over me by Rose (I quite like it by the way) we all headed off to the Palapa Bar & Grill and on the way I wanted to stop off at the Feliz Bar & Grill.
The place was crying out for people like me!
“I’ve got all of the required qualifications!”
But try as I might we drove straight by. “It’s my party” Tod forcibly (too forcibly if you ask me) said. “And I’ll pass by if I want to”.
It wasn’t all bad though because I got to drive by my soon to be new home.
“How about this neat Google Earth aerial shot?” “All that garden will soon be mine. All mine!”
The Palapa Bar is only a short drive north of my new house so it didn’t take us to long to get there and then the fun started. Time for a swim
with my BATSUB colleagues
“And I got to spend time in one of the tubes.”
But swimming is thirsty work
“So time to head back to the dock.”
It was a great day but I’m still only a youngster so Dad took me back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep and they went out to celebrate Tod’s birthday.
“I think this place could be a regular haunt for me. Got to see about being able to sit at the table though!”
We then went back to see Rose (have I mentioned that I like her?) and after a run around in the garden it was time for a nap.
We went to meet Dad to get the 15.00 hours boat back to base but there was time for one last drink before we left!
The headline (sorry but I’m under orders to stick with this -in my opinion- silly theme) for today’s edition is based on the single released in 1963 by Lesley Gore which reached number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number nine in the UK Singles Chart.