|Main Lobby and Check in,....|
Here They Come
I'll start with the fact that most resort people arrive Saturday afternoon and leave the following Saturday morning. So for us cruisers and monthly guest the best quiet time is of course on Saturday. Once the guest check in and receive their Bahama Mama drink, they wait for their rooms to be cleaned which is usually done by 4 pm. While waiting they walk around looking at the pools, bar and restaurant, where they find all the cruisers. Most will grab another drink from a bar and work on tans in their travel clothes with a nap poolside. Remember they were awake bright and early to clear TSA and be filed into their seats. The first evening is quiet, some people head out shopping for food and drinks then early to bed.
Sunday morning it starts with most people enjoying coffee on their deck and lathering on the lotion in the brilliant early sun. I'll skip things that the resort does because this is about the people. Sunday afternoon is a definite pool day and again most people are passed out on Lounges, they may have been trying to keep up with the boaters here and are out of practice with their drinking. Of course there are a few that have made it to sun-downers The resident cats have adopted their family for a week, some people miss their dogs so much that they what to pet Blue or some of the other boat dogs. Many are still trying to connect to the Internet with their phones and talk to people back home. "Hello, what, no it’s warm here, you're breaking up, no I said pool not cool” Sunday night is 50-50; half eat off base and the other half have the charcoal grills going on their deck with the steaks and beer just enjoying the great evenings here. Oh we did go shopping just once here on a Sunday or Saturday. It’s when the guest go shopping to fill their frig, 1st thing to go are the steaks and hamburger meat. Still left is the oxtail, pork chops, ham hocks and chicken wings, and despite the price people still empty the chip shelve, $7 for a bag of Wise and more for Frito Chips. Booze is at another store and we never saw the consuming there just the leftovers, which I will talk about later. Sunday is a sunset night though we don’t see it set most try and stay up.
|Port Lucaya's outdoor straw market|
|2 local beers for $5 anytime, not bad food and priced OK|
|Cruisers in the shade and you can tell it's 5 O'clock,...|
NO NO NO,... not the blender and drinks the shadows are long!
Ah it’s Saturday and the cruisers are out early as are the people leaving, some are drinking their last beers (not the cruisers the guest) and good byes are said to all, if you had a favorite guest you swing by and give them a boat card in hopes that they might say “Hey we've got some left over,…(fill in the blank)……could you use it?” We've gotten beer, watermelon, lighter fluid, other booze and others have scored, breads, meats and other things. This was new to us just this week and I promise we’ll get better at it. Then the cleaning crews come in, we don’t think they get paid anything just what they take from the rooms. And it starts all over again. The guest start arriving by taxi, or rented cars and they get their watered down Bahama Mama, see you at the pool,…….