In addition to meeting loads of accountants staying in Sunshine Suites within our first few weeks, we met another couple not yet on the island in a fairly untraditional way - through a blog! I've heard of people meeting through online dating sites, but meeting someone face to face through a blog connection is a new method for me. Our new friends BK & KK hail from Cincinnati, and after emailing KK (before they arrived), it seemed like we were going to hit it off. My instincts were dead on. We volunteered to pick them up from the airport last week, and we had an instant connection. I think it's a combination of our similar upbringings and compatible interests. Oh, and she has the exact same camera as me - a true sign of instant friendship. At any rate, these two are fun, cheery, first-rate people.
photo credit: the maitre d' on KK's camera
|On a double date; more on this (and the bird) below.|
This weekend, we went on a double date at Ristorante Pappagallo - an Italian restaurant tucked into a corner of West Bay right on a pond. I can confidently recommend the Catch of the Day (I had red snapper) grilled with olive oil on garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Oh, and the creme brulee trio (mango, vanilla, and coffee.)
NS was quite pleased that the dessert menu also offered a peanut butter pie.
photo credit: KK
Besides the scrumptious food choices, R. Pappagallo has a whole host of exotic birds. We only got to see one, as there was a private party going on in and around the bird cages. But the one we did see was quite friendly. Here are some shots from our double date with B&K.
|"What? He hasn't pooped all day??"|
|BK and NS, Bird Handlers|
|I call him Greyson. He calls himself Humphrey Bogart.|
|The best of pals.|
|Me and a slice of home.|