I’m blessed to be spending three weeks on the majestic island of St. Maarten. Of all the Caribbean islands I’ve been to, I think I’ve found my favorite one. The views from our balcony are phenomenal. The weather is perfect. The breezy trade winds, luxurious. The food is delicious and the people are friendly. What more could we want? I may never go back . . . I could wait tables. I could. A chef? Or, a missionary? Hum . . . . .
The hubby and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary last October. I hesitate to say celebrated, because October is one of our busiest months of the year. So we decided to postpone our 30th wedding anniversary until, well, now. The longest we’ve ever been away from home is two weeks, so this is a first for us.
I do have to add, however, that this is a little bit of a working vacation for the hubs, as he is using some of this time to work on a book he is writing. And, because I would never consider writing to be work, I’m continuing to blog, simply because I love it.
In case you didn’t know, the smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years. We are staying on the Dutch side, but will definitely be visiting the French side, as well.
So, for the next three weeks, I will be sharing some normal posts (finished back home) and throwing in some reviews of restaurants, etc. Yep, I’m a travel blogger, for the next few weeks. 🙂
The first thing I have to make myself do is to slow down. Ever heard of island time? It’s real. It’s slow. It’s real slow. No one ever gets in a hurry on the islands. And that’s one of the reasons we are here.
There is absolutely no reason to get upset with a waiter when it takes 30 minutes to bring your drink order. Yes, even water. That’s just how it is. Note: Most restaurants add a 15% gratuity to the bill, even for two people, so pay attention, relax, enjoy! And throw in a little extra tip for those waiters!
In the days to come, I will be adding restaurant reviews and more pics! Until then, dag (good day in Dutch) and au revoir (in French). Relax, everyone speaks English here and accepts the American dollar! 🙂