Day 5: Ugh! There’s that blinding light again! Geez! I open the door and look outside…yep, white sand, turquoise water, heat, and the humidity slaps me in the face…another beautiful day on Ambergris Caye…I feel weak! I slug down Gallon Jug coffee and OJ, along with a coupla aspirins. Food! I need food! We head down the beach and in Estelle’s. AHHHHH….this is just what I need! Mayan eggs, fryjacks, a big bottle of water, my feet in the sand, and the beautiful waters stretched out in front of me…this is the hangover cure of all hangover cures! I’m sprouting roots…
Today we’ll practice the island mantra and do nothing. I’ve promised to bring back all sorts of stuff for the kids and my fellow Colorado Chapter of Ambergris Caye Society (CCACS) members. So we bebop all around town sweating and shopping. My wife is in heaven, I’m sweating Belikin and rum punch!
We eventually make our way to Fido’s courtyard and introduce ourselves to Elisabeth at Ambar’s. We explain to Elisabeth that we met Tim at the Colorado pool party. Kathy IMMEDIATELY falls in love with her jewelry, and these two ladies begin to make a spiritual connection. These two are soul mates from the get go! We buy some necklaces for my daughters, and I buy Kathy a beautiful creation from Elisabeth, plus a few things for me (yes, Tim, I bought your other CD!). By now we’ve taken an hour of Elisabeth’s time, but we cannot leave! Kathy tells Elisabeth of her 60 mile journey for breast cancer, and she is enthralled. She begins to explain to us about her work and chakras. The shop is getting busy and we try to let Elisabeth get back to her work, but there is an aura around these two women…you can see it in their eyes. Ya know how it is when you try to leave but something keep drawing you back? That’s how it was! Finally we say goodbye and exchange hugs…I see tears begin to well up in their eyes…Wow, instant connection! And dummy me…I forget to take pictures! Unfortunately, we’ll return two more times to see Elisabeth, but she won’t be there. Oh well…we’ll have to send emails when we get back to the States. Tim, that is one special lady !
Energized from our time with Elisabeth, Kathy is feeling adventurous…we head over to Fido’s dock to go parasailing. We meet Tony and Yvonne…totally cool couple! Folks…ever since this woman turned 40, it has been one adventure after another: motorcycles, glider rides, handguns…now this.! No sooner do we pay than the sky begins to turn black! No problem! Tony says come back later in the week and he’ll take care of us. Kathy hangs out at Fido’s bar waiting for the weather to blow over. I go down to SEArious Adventures to take care of our arrangements for cave tubing tomorrow (Sat.) The skies open up…I’m soaked…no problem. Kathy has another appt booked with the chiropractor this afternoon, so she and Doug head over to Papi’s for lunch…I opt to head for the pillow instead! 30 min later, I am refreshed and wolfing down Kathy’s leftover Shrimp ceviche with a belikin!
Since we are planning on cave-tubing tomorrow, we are going low-profile tonight…besides, my liver is SCREAMING! Doug opts to go night-fishing with Luis at the cut. Us married folk decide to head for Cocos, for it was heartily recommended by the locals for REAL local fare. Kathy has chicken with rice and beans AGAIN. Me, having sworn to a strict seafood diet, decide to bend and order the national dish… chicken, rice and beans, too. Folks…our dinner meals were averaging $135-$150BZ…this meal ran me a whopping $21BZ!!!! IT WAS DELICIOUS! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Our waitress was a very lovely 18 yr. old girl, who told us that she would be moving to Indiana soon as an exchange student. Well, at least she’ll be used to humid weather… but she better get some warmer clothes!
Off we go to walk the town and walk off some of that delicious meal. Eventually we end up down south at the Barefoot Iguana. I thought we were going low profile! Kathy orders rum&coke…the national drink, they bring her two (must be happy hour!) I grab a belikin. We’re early…it’s only 10 or 10:30! We are practically the only people here…shoulda went to bed first! Well, we stay till about 12:30AM, dance a few dances, and head back…we got a big day tomorrow! We take a late night swim in the pool. Doug tells us that he and Luis caught about a dozen fish that night! We down a belikin, then hit the sack…tomorrow we go to the mainland!