Thursday, April 21, 2016

Back From the Islands

Sorry for my absence, we just returned from our big vacation in Turks and Caicos, arriving late last night. We traveled for about 12 hours on our return, leaving Grand Turk in the early AM and pulling into our driveway in the evening, though I can't complain because it was light out for most of the journey and it's nice driving the last leg out of Boston with some daylight. While you can find internet pretty much everywhere in this world, the bungalow that we were staying at had internet problems that started on Monday (we arrived on Sunday) and was not resolved until Thursday. This was mostly our fault because all it took was a call to the local contact, who came the same day and fixed the problem; the router/modem had to be rebooted. It's something that we could have easily done but for whatever reason the devices are kept in a locked closet that only the local contact can access. Plus, we felt that we were on vacation and shouldn't be so locked into the internet. At least that's the idea, right?

We had a great time in Grand Turk, and I have to say, it's a beautiful island. It gets socked in with the "cruise ship" crowd, but looking at the bright side, it brings in a lot of income to the locals and allows for a lot of stuff, food included, to be affordable. When I say food, I don't mean restaurants, which are all expensive, but more so food in the store, which was reasonably priced. We lucked out on the weather, which was beautiful at 80 degrees and breezy, and the beaches were incredible. The locals were super friendly and the overall island vibe was great, even when the "cruise-ship" crowd invaded, but more on this later.

For now, it was an amazing week and the trip went smoothly, for which I am grateful. And as always, it's nice to be home.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Anthony for the pic.

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