May 24th, 1990
Ramada Renaissance, Royal Antiguan Resort
Deep Bay, Antigua
Unfortunately, the crew hotel, as lovely as it is, is located far from town so I think we’re going to have to hire a car so we can get out and about, exploring.
Tea and toast in my room this morning with Laney and Dolly, a longtime friend of Laney’s who is really fun and giggles a lot! Spent most of the day at the beach, where we managed to avoid most of our crew who stayed close to the pool. Honestly people, it’s ok to leave the confines of the hotel!
I brought way, way too much stuff! The clothes alone are ridiculous but I also brought a stack of new books that given the amount of chatting and sunbathing we did today, will be lucky if I get to read even one.
Tonight, we met in Seamus’s room and he told everyone how shell-shocked I looked when I boarded the flight with the last of the passengers. And I thought I was acting cool, calm and collected!
A few hours into the room party, people started making excuses about being tired and the mass exodus began but the three of us weren’t ready to call it a night so we walked to the only restaurant close to the hotel, called Jaws! I ate the most delicious mahi-mahi, covered in creole sauce, which was, by far, some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. As wonderful as it was, I can’t imagine eating at the same place every single night.
Yeah, we’re definitely going to need some wheels!