We were so thrilled to have our dear friends, Scott and Glenna Walker, visit us today. They came in on the Carnival Dream, spent the morning on the beach in Mahogany Bay and then devoted the rest of the day to us. We picked them up at the lovely Carnival Cruise Center. Very pretty, but as Scott said, "it's like Disney World. Not real." They wanted to see how we lived and what our life was like here.
After lunch, we drove them down the West End beach road. It's one of those places that you either love or hate. They loved it! Much more character than at the cruise ship dock. They have been to West Bay on previous cruises, so we didn't go there. We took them into Coxen Hole via the Flowers Bay road which is a pretty drive and talked non-stop the whole time.
had told them about the Made in Roatan shop that our friends, Bob and Debi, built to allow local artists have a place to sell their work. It is a non-profit shop, so you know where the money goes. Glenna bought a pretty necklace made by young Pedro who always loves to pose for a photo with the customers. Debi told me that Koki, the artist who sells some of his paintings in the shop, had a couple of larger paintings for sale next door. I went to see them and wound up buying a large painting of Cayos Cachinos for $30!
We popped into the pharmacy where they were amazed at how much cheaper drugs are here, and then we drove them through the market to see where the locals shop. They were very interested in where we shop, what we eat here, how it differs from the U.S.
And all too soon our time together was over. We delivered them back to the cruise ship and made them promise to come back. Such a blessing to spend the day with them.