Wrote this from CC AFTER our Cayo trip to Ek' Tun. That'll hit the board sometime this weekend. Dashing to Baltimore now. Have a great week all!
RobertE/Gail/and our very own BeckyBound!..."Here's to you, here's to me, here's to takin' life easy!"
Will write of our time in Cayo and arrival in San Pedro (I can't believe the number of cars that have made it to the island since last year!) later today, but wanted to share some island wisdom while it was still reasonably fresh in my noggin...
Caye Caulker (CC) is a "suburb" of Ambergris Caye--La Isla Bonita (the "pretty island" according to Madonna's Spanish), home of San Pedro. Caye
Caulker typically hosts the US and Euro backpacker. CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!!!
All of the CC children take the water taxi into AC for primarily (?) Catholic school. I believe virtually all the Belizean kids go to "Catholic school"...and they all wear uniforms.
Robert & I grabbed the water taxi (school bus) back to CC this morning to do some serious souvenior shopping.
NO trip to CC is complete without a stop at the Lazy Lizard, a large beer hut located at the "cut". As often happens when a hurricane hits a narrow island, the island gets chopped in two. Hurricane Gilbert (?) hit CC years ago
and now "the cut" is a celebrated feature of this tiny place. There are absolutely no cars here and relatively few golf carts. One huge upside
for the backpackers, is that all of the amazing diving and scuba that can be done both inside and outside Belize's barrier reef can be done from
Caye Caulker at a fraction of the prices quoted out of Ambergris.
(NOTE TO MOM: THE FOLLOWING WILL BE VERY NAUGHTY AND FIT ONLY FOR GRANDMA AND DAD TO READ. YOU'LL WANT TO STOP NOW. REALLY! YOU WON'T WANT TO
HAVE TO SANCTION ME OVER CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR THIS. S'OK!?!)
So we slooooowly amble our way down to the Lazy Lizard in the high Belizean heat. The Lazy Lizard prides itself on being a "sunny place for shady people" and they encourage you to leave your mark anywhere on the bar that
you can find an unmarked space. Here I share some of the most important insights I've gained at the Lazy Lizard...
-Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
-An alcoholic is someone who you don't particularly like yet can drink just as much as you.
-To all you virgins...thanks for nothing.
-If you can't party with the big dogs, stay home with the p*ssy. (uhm...sorry Marty!
-No one knew I was a drinker 'til one day I came to work sober.
-Buy me another drink...you're still ugly!
(....and my favorite...a rather poetic...)
-They speak of my drinking, yet never of my thirst.
Miss y'all...more soon!