Persistence paid off for us in the end with the BMV. After three separate visits in two days, we have Virgin Islands driver’s licenses. We first had to make a trip to the Social Security Administration, but then we breezed through the process at the BMV office. Side note: I cannot give enough praise to the staff at the SSA. They were kind, courteous, and very quick. We waited in line for about 15 minutes, but after we reached a staffer at a desk, were out in about 5. This is a rare find on the islands so I had to talk it up.
Friday night we spent with our friends A and M; they made a delicious dinner for us at their house. Shrimp tacos with corn and black bean salsa and a salad were on the menu, and the company was fantastic. I offered to bring a dessert, and was going to be all island-y and bring fruit or something, but without any dessert options here (no DQ, no Red Mango) my Midwestern potluck soul was craving something CHOCOLATE. So I made a Better than Sex cake and threw it in the fridge. YUM. A and M live above Magen’s Bay, so the sunset view is beautiful. Saturday morning I went to Hull Bay Beach to catch up on some reading, and Dan went provisioning for grilling out that afternoon. He joined me on the beach a bit later, and we saw some Blacktip Reef Sharks! They were about a foot long, maybe just a little longer and were swimming calmly in the shallows of the bay.
After a morning at the beach, we headed to the pool to grill out and cool off. It was a fun day, and we ended back on Hull Bay Beach for a bonfire.
Our next weekend may consist of a 5k run, pub crawl and anything else we can stuff in. Trying to make the most of every weekend is rough stuff 🙂