Thursday, January 31, 2008

Seafood Friday

One of the highlights of the trip was definitely Seafood Friday at a little fishing village, Anse Le Raye. On Friday night, we took a water taxi about 25 minutes down the coast. It was the best people watching I've had in a long, long time! The whole street is lined with little booths where families sell all different kinds of seafood. If we were big seafood people, we would have been in heaven. There were huge piles of the biggest lobsters I've ever seen. Also, tons of seafood I've never seen! My stomach was just turning! It was pretty authentic.

Isn't there somewhere I can just get some french fries?
The high point of the night was definitely Kareoke. All of the town people were out, and the rum was flowing. It was pretty serious business! They even had shirts that said "Kareoke Team" on the backs. We had to get a few video clips on our camera. The funniest thing was that they LOVE old country western music. We found out that this is because in the 50's when they didn't have radio in St. Lucia, they could pick up AM radio from the southern states late at night, which played country western, so they grew up on this music. It was so funny, because you look around at all these dread locks and rasta hats, and they are singing Willie Nelson with a Carribean accent. Of course, Bob Marley songs were gospel. Even the oldest people were singing and dancing. We haven't laughed that hard in quite some time! We thought about joining in but decided we were missing 3 key ingredients: rum, dread locks, and a poor knowledge of both Willie Nelson and Bob Marley lyrics. (Whoever thought you'd use both of those names in the same sentence?)

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