Christmas in March

A week and a half ago, Zach's mom came to Grenada for a visit. She is here until this coming Tuesday and we've been having a great time hanging out and relaxing. I've had someone to share my lazy island days with! We've gone into town once, hit up the local "malls" and just relaxed on the beach to top up our tans. Our evenings have been spent eating out, reading books and watching tv. Zach has of course been studying as usual, but a prolonged dinner here and a few extra evenings off there have been great for him too. He took all last Saturday off and it was great for him to get to enjoy Grenada from another vantage point other than his desk. When mom came to visit, she brought two huge suitcases full of stuff from home(and a bunch of clothes that I got her to pick up for me, even better then internet shopping!). We will be hard pressed to run out of nuts, chips, chocolate or books in the next coming months. She also brought 4 Lbs of Starbucks coffee for us and that should last us until the end of next week...kidding...well, not so much, we do kill a LOT of coffee here:) Zach made a comment, as she was unloading her bags that this was better than Christmas. Here we don't have the option of going out and buying or exchanging whatever we didn't get. So it made us really appreciate what we got and how much there was. Needless to say it was very exciting(of course not more exciting then the visitor herself! Although Zach did tease me with questions of what I was more excited to see, the clothes or his mom!). So far the trip has been great and tomorrow night will be our last together and we are going out to a restaurant called The Beach House, which is our favorite, for an early birthday/end of midterm/going home dinner. Should be fun because it's also an excuse to dress up, which we don't get to do too much here(it's a bit of a fancier place), and I love to do.

Local flowers.

More local flowers, couldn't tell you what kind though!

At Stuart's, which is a bar/restaurant where we went for a friend's(Kristin) birthday on Friday.

The view of the bay at Stuart's.

Out for dinner at a place called the Beachside Terrace. I had the most incredible lobster here...mmmm. Zach and I are also both sporting our new clothes that mom brought for us!

Zach's chair decided to give out, one of the legs broke off and down he went. it was one of our cheap patio chairs that had seen better days. It's probably one of the funniest things that I've seen in a long time. He was drinking coffee out of the mug that he got me for Valentine's Day(see earlier blog to see mug) and he did everything in his power so that the mug didn't break, and it didn't. But he got his butt kicked in the process. The best part was that we had two of our neighbours over for dinner, Richard and Bruno, and mom was there too so he had an audiance for the whole thing. I think that his back is still sore from that fall, and so is my stomach from laughing so hard!

We went for dessert to a place called Coconut Beach(most places, as you may have already noticed, have the name beach in them), but this place was actually on the beach.

This is for Ed. This is not one that I found in our place, it was outside, but the ones inside look just the same.

Grand Anse beach, the one about a five minute walk from our place.

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