We were up at 3 am Friday morning (I stared at the ceiling from about 2 am onwards...) and headed to Detroit for our 6 am flight. I had planned to stay at the DTW Westin which we always do but Murphy (our Corgi) was limping badly and we ended up on a 2 hour tour to the vets so decided to stay home, relax and just get up early and drive in. Poor Tommy always has to get up at 4 am for work and I robbed him of a sleep in day. Oh well...
Flights were easy and uneventful although - note to self - NEVER declare alcohol that you bring into the country!! I stupidly decided to admit to bringing some wine in and was charged $32 for the privilege of bringing my own wine into their country!! I only paid $21 for it to begin with!! I was SO FURIOUS at the obvious ripping off of tourists just because they can. Really sucked the joy out of the beginning of our vacation. Took me an hour to shake it off. Poo.
my spoiled kids...Jen is groovin on her own personal cubicle chair at the Delta Worldclub!
then even more spoiled... a bump to first class. Wine for Mom!! :-)
A happy form to fill out
onto the Tropic Air flight
and headed to Ambergris Caye
my favorite little town where golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation!
this is our sweet Mango puppy that we brought back from Belize 2 years ago... miss her terribly
and look who showed up at the condo! I swear it's a close relation to her!
could be her brother, father... who knows
so when we travel to the island we pack things like peanut butter, coffee, wine etc. This jar of Jiffy in the grocery store was...guess how much...
SAGA Humane society tent at lobsterfest
Jen can't wait to get there to volunteer. She volunteered at the shelter almost every day last trip (which is how we ended up bringing home our sweet Mango...) We packed a HUGE bag full of dog toys, cat toys, and other things that Saga needs to donate. Customs lady when going through the bag of stuff said "do you have a dog there?" and I quickly said YES! Can't imagine how much they would have taxed me for our donation!!
Full out steel band and reggae music was a blast!
the streets were jammin
and only in San Pedro do you find someone in full-out pimp daddy attire riding a motorcycle. He had a floppy pimp hat, shiny leather jacket, the pants speak for themselves and black and white cowhide boots with SPURS!! Hahahaha! I swear this will be Tommy's new look when we retire here!!
That's it for day one...until tomorrow!