Saturday, October 31, 2015

10-31-2015 Halloween at the Bamboo Bar

Our friends, Mark and Sabrina, held their second annual Halloween bash at their private palapa
bar, which everyone calls the "Bamboo Bar". Lots of friends came, and it was a fabulously
fun party!

People made all kinds of creepy looking foods, like deviled eggs with spiders...

...and meatball eyeballs...

...and chopped hand pasta salad!

Birgit and Mirko were dressed up for another local party where they had showed the
Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Pumpkins don't grow very large in Belize, so we make due with watermelon jack-o-lanterns.

Marilyn and Yoli had two of the spookiest costumes!

Janette was a good Rasta zombie (the theme at another party in town).

Finally, here is a video that our friend Mark made of the party:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

10-24-2015 lazy Sunday in Hopkins

We just sort of relaxed on Sunday.  At about Noon Eric headed to Sandy Beach Restaurant which is a local womens cooperative.  The owner decided that today was a great day to butcher a sheep.  On the left with the wild hair is Ivan who is known locally as Easy Breezy.  To the right is Wayne who has been making a lot of improvements. 
Eric met with the owner of a local restaurant
At about dusk we headed to Chef Rob's Gourmet CafĂ© to have some homemade soup. 
We went with Mark and Sabrina to Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe for a light dinner of his amazing soup.  While we were there
Mark showed everyone the "log" he had helped Chef Rob pull up onto the beach that afternoon.  When they had pulled it up Rob said, "I see a piece of art".  Mark replied that the log wasn't going anywhere, so Rob then said, "I see a bench by the sea".

Later that night we (Eric and Cara) went to the Sand Bar, which is the only bar in the village that has a pool table.  Eric enjoyed playing our friend Mirko here.

Friday, October 23, 2015

10-22-2015 Party for the Italians

We gave Guido, Simonetta, and her mother Renee a couple of days to get adjusted, then we quickly planned a party for them.
There were lots of friends, lots of good food, and it was a great time!