Making Do In Bonaire – Sometimes Texas People Need Texas Food

You have to start somewhere. Sometimes in the middle. In the middle of the morning, this morning, I had fresh potatoes that needed to be resurrected and used. They were peeled, cubed, and stored in water, in jars, in the refrigerator over night then ended up being the start of breakfast. In the fridge, we…

Guadeloupe, France

The main reason we came here was to see the little town used as a backdrop to the TV show “Death in Paradise” which seems silly as it’s a long trip just to see a place but why not, we’re retired anyway. Getting here was no fun, we are slowing learning how to get from…

We’re outta here…again

I Know, we’ve been gone an month and are just now writing something down about it. Blame it on “Island Time”, we have been in the BVIs, and now Guadeloupe without much of an internet connection. The pictures are more up to date than this blog so check www.darrellsmith.com under Gone Bambu. We left Titusville…

Road Trip 2014

June 28, 2014 There are two words that will get us out of a comfy bed at 3:30 AM. Road Trip.  A road trip is a state of mind but also implies movement which means we see some new stuff, eat different food, take more pictures and see how other people do things. We scammed…

Skipping forward a few years…Half a Loop is Better than None!

HOLY SAIL LUFFING SAILORS AND LANDLUBBERS,  WE’RE GOING ON AN ADVENTURE So, up to our usual standards of you never know what we are up to, we got a fantastic gig to deliver a boat from Baltimore, MD to the cheese head capital, home of the Green Bay Packers.  The China Doll (Ya’ll from Bocas…

The Costa Rica story

The Costa Rica Story We last left you in Mexico with the checking out of the country.   The check out process involves a lot of things that mostly involve hammering pieces of paper with rubber stamp.  The Mexican Naval officer that performed the paper stamping for Mexico had a new wrinkle on the idea.  A…

King Ranch Chicken

Today was kind of blah, overcast with sprinkles, and I was looking for something to do that didn’t involve polishing the stainless railing or the scum growing on the side of the boat.  I’m not always in the mood to cook, primarily due to the weather and whether I want to use the stove/oven and…

Totally Delicious, the Red Stuff

Totally Delicious – The Red Stuff This is one of my family’s favorite comfort dish, primarily because all of us love to be in the kitchen.  This dish started with lots of different fresh vegetables that needed to be used, left over spaghetti sauce, bits of cheese hanging around in the crisper, a bag of…

The Gulf of Tehuantepec

The passage from Hualtuco to Chiapas was really interesting.  If done poorly it could also be uncomfortable or even hazardous. Here’s the deal. There are mountain ranges that run along the coastline from Canada, through the US and Mexico all the way down to South America.  These mountains are tall, but every once in a…

Hualtuco

Wah-Tool-Co. This was a much needed surprise.  We could have checked out of Mexico at this place as was the original plan but we decided to delay the checkout until we got to Chiapas, on the other side of the dreaded Gulf of Tihuantepec. The coast here has several nice little bays, one has a…