An Afternoon at the Cottage

by tacogirl
Dock at Truck Stop Ambergris Caye

I fondly remember trips to my cousin’s cottage as a kid and later as a young adult, when we got to go without our parents. Hanging out for an afternoon at the cottage on the lake was always relaxing and fun.

As I sat on the Truck Stop dock this past Sunday, staring at the water that same wonderful cottage feeling washed over me. I felt a million miles away from everything except my present company and the plate of the pig roast in front of me.

It had all started because my friend Jack FB messaged me early that day asking if I was up for pig roast. Of course, I was and mentioned I was going to bring one of my blog readers along. She had just hit town and had asked if she could take me to lunch or dinner.

We made plans to meet Jane at the Palapa Bar and Grill to do a pop in for one time expat Linda Carter’s (aka Wonder Woman) surprise party. We hung out a short bit and got to introduce Jane to a bunch of our friends. Thankfully when we were ready to go, local expats, Mickey and Ed offered us a ride and went above and beyond their destination to drop us off at ours.

We oinked out, listened to some great live music and settled in for hours of great conversation by the water.

On the walk home, our new friend Jane got to see just how “Sesame Street” the island really is and experience first hand why something like a simple trip to the store could take you 3 hours, depending on who you ran into that day. We stopped and chatted with many people along the way and of course, Jack made friends with a gorgeous and very smart Dobie as you will see in the pictures below.

By the time we made it back to town, it was dark and we were soon ready to part ways.

I figured since Jack had to come to get his bike Jane may as well take a minute to come to check out my apartment – I have always enjoyed seeing where locals live when I’m traveling.

Jack dashed off as he was heading to the Paradise Theater to catch the 9:00 pm showing of Star Wars. After showing Jane around, I walked her back to Middle street so she could get a cab back to Victoria House. I stopped for $1 tostadas on the way home. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Truck stop restaurant Ambergris Caye

The reason my friend Jack wanted to go to the truck stop Oink plate

Truck stop Ambergris Caye Restaurant

Sundays are very popular at the Truck Stop

Live music on Ambergris Caye

Josh singing a short song on his Birthday

Lagoon side of Ambergris Belize

Sunny Sunday afternoon at “the cottage”

Wildlife in Belize

We watched fish off and on all afternoon

Birding in Belize

We also enjoyed some bird watching

Dock at Truck Stop restaurant Ambergris Caye

And lots of people watching

Corn hole tournament at the truck stop

Truck Stop has a fun corn hole tournament every Sunday run by Joe Chung

Lagoon side of Ambergris

Enjoying the tranquil view

Truck Stop Ambergris Caye

Jane, Jack and I sat by the water and talked for hours

Belize sunset on the lagoon

When the sun started to set we decided it was time to head back to town

Truck Stop North Ambergris Caye

Playing around with my camera and snapping artsy pics before heading south

Beach path on Ambergris Caye

We decided to walk back to town along the beach

Making friends on Ambergris Caye

One of our many Sesame Street stops along the way home

Night picture of Palapa Bar Belize

Palapa bar where we started our adventure from at Wonder Woman’s surprise birthday party

Listening to live music at Fido's Belize

Last pit stop was a short one at Fido’s

Local Belizean food restaurant

My last stop after Jack and Jane had left was for some $1 tostadas on the way home

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Barbi Miller 07/04/2016 - 4:20 pm

I’m trying to get more people interested in your blog Laurie ,a few more of my friends have signed up! Best regards Barbi Miller. Hamilton ,Ontario.

tacogirl 08/04/2016 - 10:03 am

Thanks Barbi, much appreciated.


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