Day 6: OK. Maybe because it was a few days past, we ventured off looking for Scott Bratts and couldn't find the place! We parked down by the Ritz and started walking south. After 20 minutes or so the bride chimes in that's she's hot, so we do an about face and head back to the car. Now we park in Tony Roma's and crash the Holiday Inn. Suddenly it comes to us that we're close to where we need to be. We head south again in search of the wooden hut. Finically we find the place and mosey up to the ordering station. Mind it is our first time there. We order a couple of sandwiches and the "large" beers and wait for our order. It's not busy, so things are moving along quickly. We introduce ourselves to Scott and told him it's our first time there. He refers to us as virgins, and we're thinking after 7 kids and at our age it must me a compliment! We enjoyed the meal, Leslie say!s goodbye and thank you and move on. We made a minimal donation at the Marriott Casino before we took a ride. We ended up at Cafe 80. We had a bucket and the mashed potatoes with sauerkraut and a large meatball. All was delicious. Loved the waitress doing shots with another table. One of the owner's came up to the table to see if we were satisfied. All was very good. We headed to the beach to watch the sunset and called it a day.
Day 7: Our usual morning and mid afternoon. We headed downtown looking for a different venue to try and ended up at Casa Tua, just in time for Happy Hour, anyone see a pattern. We were seated promptly and ordered an egg plant Parmesan and mushroom pie. All arrived very quickly and were very good. We stopped at a casino and walked out with a minimal amount. We missed sunset but the winning overcame the loss.
Day 8: Two days prior, while at Super Foods, we asked the cashier where we should be for Flag/Anthem Day. She replied anywhere...So later in the day we headed downtown, thinking that we'll interact with the local fare. We arrive around 4 and everything is broken down and packed up. No live music, food etc...We decided to of to last year's favorite, Yemanja Wood Fired Grill. For the money, this place is a steal. Food and presentation was excellent, again...We drove back along Eagle Beach and it was a non stop party for the locals. The Police were trying to manage traffic as it broke up. We missed the excitement but had a great dinner.
Day 9: Today we took a road trip to Baby Beach. We stopped at Charlie's Bar on the way for a beverage/pit stop. From there we stopped at Rum Reef for a bite to eat. Chatted with the owner for a few minutes. He said the resort project is still a done deal, but he didn't say much about the particulars. I guess everything is subject to change, like a lot of things that we see and hear on the island. We stopped at Price Smart to replenish our inventory and then moved on to a casino. We came out ahead and enjoyed a couple cold drinks. By then it was dark and we called it a day.
Day 10: Today we spent a good part of the day poolside, just chatting with some of the neighbors. In the afternoon we stopped at Mathew's for Happy Hour and then moved up the beach to Ricardo's for the same. We were going to eat there but decided to go to Pizza Bob"'s instead. We got there just before the rush and enjoyed a pie and beverage. Made a quick stop at the casino and walked away even.
Day 11: Started the day as usual, but cut our pool time short for a long walk on the beach. We're pretty acclimated to the sun now, so we're not to worried about getting burned. We made another appearance at Mathew's for Happy Hour and then went downtown for dinner. We've never been to Hung Paradise, so we thought we'd give it a try. Both the food and service were very good. We'd definitely go back there again. Stopped at a casino on the way home and walked away with a couple dollars.