Surprise Day Off

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 25

It became evident when I woke up again at 0645 and still no one else was up that we likely had a late start. So I got up a little later, got dressed and went and got breakfast. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but aside from the one day that there was also oatmeal, breakfast has been pretty much the exact same thing: eggs, sausage, some weird potato gravy thing, and cake with some variety of fruit topping. It’s not bad, if you add hot sauce. But it’s time same thing over and over. So it gets a little old. I realized we had the day off when one guy came up to me and someone else who had just sat down and told us to throw it out, we were going to find breakfast. So that’s exactly what happened.

The Delly Deck was what we found. A restaurant in a local shopping plaza. It was, without question, the best breakfast I’ve had on this trip because it’s the first time since I left that I actually had fresh eggs. I very much miss fresh eggs. Egg ‘product’ just is not the same by any means. I also haven’t mentioned it yet, but apparently chickens are to St. Thomas what cats are to Greece. Everywhere you go there are chickens everywhere.

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After breakfast we came back and sat around, I took a nap, and then off we went! We went spent the day over at the Tap and Still watching football and having a generally good time. I was actually surprised how quickly the time passed, which was good because when we left I was still tired and wasn’t sure how I felt about staying out that long. But one of the other things that I’ve really grown to appreciate here is that sunset/sunrise are very close to six. Which on one hand means that by seven at night it’s very dark, BUT, it also means that when you go out you feel like you’ve been out for so much longer, and getting back at 10 doesn’t feel like you left early. It also helps that the curfew means that a great deal of places are closed by seven.

If the curfew weren’t in existence there are places that might not actually close…

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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