Thursday, February 20, 2020

2-20-2020 Dean's Birthday Shrimp Boil

Our friend Dean is from Louisiana, and for his birthday he wanted to do a shrimp boil.

It was an intimate private party at a local restaurant.

It was a great time hanging out with friends.

Shrimp boil round #1.

Dean made two batches to feed everyone.

Several people made some sides like bread with garlic butter, cheesy garlic biscuits, crab dip,
cole slaw, and cheesy potatoes. Cara made a cheesy baked corn and black bean dip with chips.
There were also desserts like German Chocolate Cake and a pie.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

2-15 to 2-16-2020 Overnight Trip to Bread & Butter Cayes

Friends organized an overnight trip to Bread & Butter Cayes for about sixteen people, and we were thrilled to go along.

We relaxed, enjoyed the sun, and some snorkeled.

We did get some rain the first day, though it didn't bother us.

We ate and drank and enjoyed our friends' company.

The rain didn't last all day, and we all had a great time.

Pam cooked for everyone. That night several of us stayed up until about four in the morning dancing and swimming.

The next day was gorgeous, and we were happy to hang out all day.

The deck and beautiful view from the big cabana that we rented.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

2-8-2020 Crash Pad Open House

Our friend, Emma (at left), runs a motorcycle rental business in Hopkins called Motorbike Rentals & Alternate Adventures.
To this she has added a hostel with private rooms called Crash Pad Adventure Hostel. This evening she hosted an open
house for people to see what the new Crash Pad business has to offer.

On the great rooftop common area there were drinks, food for sale, and a DJ (Launce) playing nice electronic music.

It was a lovely time gathering with friends and exploring the accommodations.

The private rooms are super cute - small, but very well planned, with all the basic necessities.

There are a few different layouts. This one had a loft bed and a bed on the main level.

The lovely yoga/workout room.

Good job, Emma! You have created a wonderful place to stay in Hopkins.