Busy and fun first full day! First need to back up and say that being here for NYE was a blast. Got in around 4. Settled and showered, then dinner here at the FBI. Marjorie had put together a delish prime rib dinner. To. Die. For. Headed to Garveys for midnight festivities. DJ, beautiful lights on the beach, cute little bar set up. Tourists and some local families all dancing and enjoying. Then the amazing fireworks. Cap Juluca's went in for over twenty minutes. Wow!
Got up yesterday and had the all-important coffee on the porch. Ahhh. We are really here!
Packed up and headed to the Valley to do drive by at the house where we had rescued the dog Buddy last March. The house is abandoned now. It was quite emotional for me. For those that know the story, it was quite an ordeal and was heart wrenching in so many ways but of course, with his happy life in Maine now, it all worked out. But still emotional for me to be there.
Next stop, Le Bon Pain. Made it just in time for their last almond croissant. Thanks, Olivia!
On to SBE. we decided to splurge and get day passes to Manoah. $30 each gets you chair, umbrella, use of the pool and bathrooms and outside shower and changing room. What a treat. The loungers are super comfy and the bathrooms are so nice. We had beach service from a young man who took such great care of us! Not too crowded and just so great to be at SBE. Sunny skies and calm water. Had lunch there which was good. A little nap afterwards, then moved on to Gwen's for the Scratch Band. Tons of fun.
Around 5 we left for Meads Bay to see the sunset. Thought we'd grab some ribs at Bamboo Beer Box. Here is where the 'low' comes in. The place is cute and funky but they were out of ribs. Ordered drinks. The owner talked me into a Bamboozle rum punch. Not for the faint of heart! Oh my gosh, so strong. I took one sip and couldn't drink it. He added some juice. Still too strong. By now, we were really hungry so he suggested BBQ chicken. It came out so dry and flavorless, with just a bit of Cole slaw. So disappointed. We really wanted to like this place. We love beach shack places. Maybe it was the time of day...is he more of a daytime place? We saw a pretty sunset anyway and left and got pizza on the way home.
Did have a celebrity sighting there, though! Cindy Crawford and her husband. Yup, she's gorgeous even with just a beach cover up and no make up.
Today we are heading to Jacala for the day, tonight is up in the air. Any suggestions?