It’s been a whirlwind 36 hours since I left New Orleans, and in this short window of time I have already visited with three different friends that I met in two international locations. Saint Eustasius (a/k/a Statia) and the others I met while in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. All were living as ex-pats and all now live in Texas. Crazy.
I met Nyna and Bret Burright about 18 years ago when they were living on Statia, a Dutch island in the Caribbean sandwiched between St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Not much of a booming food metropolis with a mere 2200 residents back in the late 90′s, but a great experience nonetheless. I stayed with them last night and while he was at work, she drove me down to Galveston and we had dinner and I got a quick tour of the island. GORGEOUS. It was a great visit and we picked up exactly where we left off. Amazing. (notice the salads, not perfect ones, but delicious).
I left early this morning and headed to Katy, TX where I met Janet and Russ. They had managed a marina where I lived for two months on a river in the jungles of Guatemala. They have been traveling on their sail boat for years and have just returned to the U.S. in the last few weeks. When I was living at the marina they had the best hot showers on the river and the best hamburgers outside of Texas. Boy how times have changed for me from a food perspective. Today I had a salad with them for lunch. It was great to see them.
By 1pm I was on the road to San Antonio and arrived around 4pm. No pictures from this part of today….yet. Kelly had a blender I used to make green smoothies with when I was traveling. Yes. She. Did.
Stay tuned for more tomorrow.
Imma need a smoothie real soon. LOL.