Caye Caulker, Poker, and Homeward Travels

Trip Start Dec 20, 2008
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Trip End Jan 11, 2009


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Monday, January 12, 2009

Hi Again!
I thought I would just finish up with the last few things we did before I officially end this trip on the blog :)

We headed over to Caye Caulker on saturday to go sailing, and its definitely a different feel over there. A younger, more hang outish kind of crown, obviously there is more to do there if you aren't diving, though the diving didn't seem to be quite as good. We rented a sailboat--a laser, and cruised for a couple hours. For the most part that went well, but I managed to flip us on one of our tacks, and then there was another mix up that i'm not really sure who was to blame for a bit later. But it was sunny, and beautiful, and the water was warm, and lasers are easy to flip back. Then we headed down to 'the split' which is this funny place where the island is split is half by a canal. The funny part of it is that there used to be a bridge there, but it was destroyed a few years ago in a hurricane. Now the fallen apart bridge is used by sun bathers and snorkelers and everyone just hangs out there. There is a bar next door, with picnic tables in the shallow water and it was quite a pleasant little place to hang out. Lars got bored pretty quickly though, not being a sun bather type, and we went to look for crocodiles, which we failed to find. Then we wandered down the island on the beach for a while, and caught the boat back to san pedro thinking we would try to do a sunset or moonlight cruise. We were kinda excited about this idea because the full moon on saturday was the largest full moon of the year, which seemed like an ideal night to take a moonlight cruise. However, no one else seemed to feel the same way, and no one was running cruises that night. So instead we headed back to Pedro's and Lars played poker at this game. Its a pretty crazy game full of wealthy locals, and they aren't very tight players. In a couple of hours lars made some nice money despite being short stacked and the only one at the table who wasn't going to buy in for thousands of dollars if he busted out. We ate some pizza, drank some beers (or I did at least) and froze to death in the air conditioning, before we both passed out pretty early, knowing we had to get up for the boat in the morning. The trip home was fairly uneventful until we got to Ohare yesterday. We were a few minutes late, but not too bad, when we then were stuck waiting on the tarmac for over an hour for our gate to open up. Airports are RIDICULOUS. I managed to miss the LEX bus home, and we were so tired that we just grabbed a hotel room near the airport and slept there for a few hours. Got up at 5ish this morning, and Lars dropped me off at the train station and he headed back for NY.

I'll post lots more pictures soon, but i need to find my cord for my hard drive and recharge my camera battery.

Home again, home again.
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