Easy peasy day. Flight left JFK on time. Arrived in St. Lucia early. We were the only plane on the tarmac so luggage came off quickly and customs, a breeze. Our driver is fabulous and we stopped off at the supermarket for demon rum and some other things. 

An evening rain just passed through. It’s an hour later here so darkness has set in. We’re outside sipping Piton beer and contemplating dinner, or having beer count as the dinner. 😁😳

Tomorrow is St. Lucia’s Independence Day, controlled seven times by the French and seven times by the Brits. A version of Creole French is spoken down island. We’re up at the tippy top on the Caribbean side.

Life is good.

11 thoughts on “Aaaaaahhhhhhhh! 

  1. What a splendid spot! Thanks for checking in. Was worried the plane was late, your luggage didn’t arrive, you were detained at customs, the rental didn’t really exist. and St. Lucia was a dry island. Am terribly relieved.

    Looks like you and Mr EOS are off to a great start. Great photo, btw.

    1. The only odd moment was at JFK I got selected for a TSA pat down. They called for a woman agent. It was interesting to say the least. I’m not sure what they thought they saw in the merry go round X-ray vision thing we go through but they pulled me aside. I just accepted it and didn’t say a word. I didn’t want to end up on the noon news.

    1. The skies are full of stars at night, wishing we had brought an astronomy guide. I’ve forgotten my constellations. I still recognize the moon, thankfully. Howl!!

  2. Regarding the TSA pat down … any chance you were wearing a long dress or long skirt? I’ve been through that more than once when wearing a long black “Magellan travelers catalog” sort of dress or skirt, which I often choose because they’re very comfortable when traveling and very adaptable (with different tops) when you get to where you’re going. I’ve always found the pat-down female agents to be quick, not at all aggressive, and extremely polite. Hope your experience was as good.

    1. No and I’m mortified to tell you what I’m sure they were worried about. Warning! Warning. It falls in the TMI category. I repeat. Warning. I had a Kotex pad on because I still have a wee bit of a leftover cough and occasionally, well, you get the drift. Yikes, I can’t believe I just said that on the blog. 😁😁😁😁😳😳😳
      She was very professional and courteous. I debated about telling her what I thought she was seeing but I stopped for fear they’d think I was carrying cocaine up my bum and I’d be in Rikers while Mr. EOS carried on alone to the villa.

      1. I’ve had that happen to me and they DO think you are smuggling, especially if a woman is old enough to no longer need a Kotex for her period. I think you qualify for that age group. 😀 You were lucky you weren’t taken into a secure location for a strip search.

  3. That kind of pat down could indeed happen to me. You have performed a public service with your willingness to be frank on the topic. Thank you!

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