September 22, 2018
Well, a different kind of shopping that is…
Lack of provisions means a trip to the supermarket is in order. First order of the day though is breakfast. And coffee. Must have coffee. That is one thing that we do bring from home. What do we eat when we have no breakfast items? Why rum cake! It is noon somewhere, no? 😁
Our first goal of the day is to hit Prime Island Deli. We haven’t been back in two years and they have expanded. They now also have a grocery store where you can pretty much get the stuff that you need. Saturday was super busy. Many folks had come in to buy their meats for the weekend. There was a run on ribs! We picked up crackers and some prepared side salads. There is something about their fake crabmeat salad that we love. We also picked up a nice piece of prime rib steak that we planned to grill that night. Surprisingly we found that the prices were not much higher than back home. And actually some were surprisingly lower, like the French butter. The salads were less expensive than what we would have paid at Whole Food$!
Next stop, Exuma Markets in town. We picked up some bread and a box of Kleenex as my allergies were still in full force. 🤧 That box of Kleenex was probably one of the priciest items of our purchases. Yikes! Note to self, don’t forget to pack Kleenex next time.
Then off to the liquor store next door. What? They don’t carry Sands? But…but… I’ve been looking forward to the Sands Pink Raddler. Pout. 😕 Oh well, gots to roll with it. We picked up some Kalik, Kalik Mango Raddler, and Kalik Lemon Lime Raddler to get us through the next few days.
Here cash is king. I almost never carry cash when I’m at home, relying mostly on cc or Apple Pay from my phone. When I have cash it burns a hole in my pocket. 😬 When traveling, I always seem to underestimate how much cash to bring and inevitably panic and hit the ATM multiple times. Which is exactly where our next stop was, at the Scotia Bank ATM across the street from Exuma Market. Note, Scotia charged $5.60 fee. 😳
Having done our errands, we quickly zoomed back to the villa. As zoom as one can, having to avoid the numerous potholes on the road. Potholes of all sizes. Big, small, deep, shallow, in the middle of the lane, along the side of the road.
Back at the villa we quickly put the stuff away and headed to the gazebo by the water. It was low tide and the sand bars were out. I do not tire of being mesmerized by the turquoise water and blindingly white sand bars. Pinch me. Is this for real?
As the VV tag line says: Every day should feel this good #EDSFTG 😎
Lunch was as simple as life can get…
Moosie… Oh Moosie… What? Who is calling me? Oh! The lounger is calling out to me. I’m not one to resist the charms of lounge chair gravity. 😎 We spent the rest of our afternoon lounging, sunning, reading, drinking, lounging… Oh, we did have one excitement when Hook spotted a shark swimming by. Alas I was too slow in getting up and sharkie was gone by the time I grabbed my camera. Next time.
Dinner was the steak along with the pasta salad and coleslaw sides from Prime Island Deli. What a nice ending to a great day!
Grocery store receipts posted here for tracking our expenditures and to help others plan a budget