[Sweet, no? They didn't throw poop at me or anything!]
We are back from the birthday extravaganza. Took a trip to Barbados, a lush island with gorgeous beaches!
We have now seen white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys in Costa Rica and green monkeys in Barbados. 'Cause monkeys? Way cool! Did you know the polio vaccine was created using green monkey kidney? No wonder they look so serious and move so quickly. Although these got within two feet of me. Maybe they figured with the rum punch emanating from my pores there was no way I was with the Salk people.
Aside from the monkeys, the spectacular beaches, and the rum (there are three different rum distilleries on Barbados and the Mount Gay Rum distillery dates back to the 1700s(!) and, YES, they give tours and tastings), there is also no shortage of fine food. If you think you might be heading to Barbados, I'd recommend making a reservation (well in advance) at The Cliff for dinner. Request a waterside table. The food, drink and service are impeccable and the view is spectacular! It is the perfect place to view a sunset and once it's dark you can see the rays and turtles gliding in the water by the light of the torches. Truly, a world class restaurant experience!
Classic moment at the resort pool...
A fat, ugly Brit in a Speedo lounging next to Hubby informed us that it was unusual for them to come to Barbados in March as this was high season for the Americans but they got such a good deal they couldn't resist. This was after he found out we were from DC. And they say we're rude! Ha!