Elusive Tacos

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 24

I think we’re destined to never have tacos again. Because of the curfew just about everything is closed or closing by the time we’re done for the day. We did have luck once the last Taco Tuesday, but we have yet to have such luck again. A couple days ago we tried to go and by the time we got there found them closed. Today we went and while they were open, by the time we got there the kitchen was closed so while we could have a beer, there were still no tacos. Flower and The Peanut went out for Mexican with my mother tonight while I had a spaghetti and meatball UGR, which wasn’t too bad.

From what I’ve heard the curfew will only be in effect until the street lights are back up and running. Which actually makes sense. A lot of the roads here are pretty bad on a good day. And also on the side of a cliff. So it would be a hot mess if there were a lot of people driving around late at night when it gets dark. Thankfully it doesn’t apply to military though so when we find somewhere to go out after hours we have no issues going.

Today wasn’t all depressing and deprived of delicious food though. We did get another lunch at The Tap and Still. Another delicious burger. Originally I stayed behind in camp to ‘maintain’ things. A little before lunch I rode out with some of the guys from New Hampshire to the other site. Along the way we passed the restaurant and saw that everyone else was already there. So we stopped for lunch first.

The new site is nearly complete. A few guys are going tomorrow to do the last little electrical/HVAC items and then it’ll be ready to go.

There was something about the weather today that was particularly hot as well. The other site is further inland, so it doesn’t get the nice, constant ocean breeze that we get in the main camp. I don’t actually think I’ve sweat more in my life. There’s a public pool right next door and I’m fairly confident that at the end of the day if I had just jumped in I would not have gotten any more wet then I already was.

I think I might actually be looking forward to fall…

Author: Jonathan Rodriguez-Lucas

I've traveled the world, but the exploration never ends. I've run marathons, but the race is far from over. I've completed life goals, but strive for more. I have questions with no answers, and answers to questions I've yet to ask.

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