All good things must come to an end I guess...for those of you reading thank you both for reading and commenting and also for your help year round in helping me create our dream trip. The TA forums are by far the most valuable resource and this forum in particular is a great one!
Thursday: Rinse and repeat—lounge on beach, read, BBS, daiquiri, nap then sunset and dinner. Tonight we hit Malliohana for dinner. Of course more pictures (because night time is different right?? Ha ha). I had the burrata appetizer (apparently I’m on a kick) it was good with roasted cherry tomatoes and toast. Much more creamy than Dolce Vita which is not good or bad, just different. DH had the octopus and then the chicken while I tried the short rib and rigatoni which I thought was much better than Blanchard’s though a little too flavorful (felt like goldilocks with these short rib pasta meals, was looking for the one flavored “just right”).
Friday: Last full day. Sniffle. Tried all the things I hadn’t tried yet at BBS but wanted to (surprisingly I hadn’t had the whole menu yet). Beach dog was excellent on the potato roll (and had to get fries) and their mahi street tacos my new favorite. DH didn’t think I’d finish it all but I proved him wrong while he had a healthy greek salad. Trattoria Tramonto was our last dinner, we always meant to come here but hadn’t gotten around to it. It was great! I had the pappardelle Bolognese nonna maria and DH had the grilled fish of the day with a mouthwatering risotto.
We passed on dessert because we were full but planned to hit BBS one last time (I can’t say goodbye) so I could get some icecream. But they were CLOSED! Despite the signs up all week that they were closing early Tues, Wed and Saturday there they were closed on Friday night early. Guess it wasn’t meant to be. I almost went next door to Blanchard’s to get a Cracked Coconut but didn’t. My waistline secretly thanked me.
Saturday: We decided to fly back using Anguilla Air Services, had our final breakfast at Strawhat and then realized we had a flat tire. That plus a number of other car mishaps made me think the universe didn’t want us to go. Delta drove us to the airport and we got our last hugs in before a smooth flight on AAS to SXM.
Then I think we made a mistake, we turned right coming out and asked immigration agent where we go if we’re headed on a flight to the States and she said to go out the exit and check in on the other side. So we basically did the same thing we would have done if we came on the ferry. I’m not sure but I think if we would have gone to the transfer desk there may have been some way to avoid it? I’m going to check into it but if not I’d probably do the ferry back next time because it was annoying to have to go back through check in, security, etc. when we just did that.
Full day of traveling meant crappy airport food/snacks which was a shock to the system after the week we just had (next time I’m stopping at geraurds for some sandwiches!). Now we start the countdown to next year!