Girl Gets Home

I woke up this morning to the sound of pounding rain on the ceiling.  Gosh, I love Trinidad rain!

So yep, I’m back in the tropics after having a ball in Buffalo.  In fact, those two extra days (thanks for making me miss my flight, NYC-area thunderstorms of July 13) made me feel like I’d done everything I wanted to do while I was in Buffalo and left me happy as could be to get back to sweet T and T.

So, as I drifted through the clouds for those 1500 or so miles from JFK to Piarco airport, I was dreaming of my Trini home and all its creature craziness:

  • Doubles and sada roti
  • Maracas beach and bake and shark
  • Band launch season (carnival 2K11, I’m lookin’ right at you!)
  • Mangoes from my tree
  • Making friends with a fresh new host of summer iguanas and lizards
  • Sewing and gawping at gorgeous fabrics
  • My kitchen, my market, my mostly meat-free existence (though dang, my mom and sisters make me a happy carnivore)
  • Tuesday Law and Order SVU marathon (no USA network at my mom’s house)
  • The dog
  • The man
  • The chill life (well, the sweaty life, but you know what I mean)

And if the charms of Trinidad wane, I just need to remember it’s twenty weeks till I go back at Christmas.

I’ll be back on Monday with tons of energy and sass and pictures, I promise!  Until then, I’ll be sleeping and swatting mosquitoes and sipping cold drinks on my porch–total bliss…

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One Response

  1. Wow, I’m sure the temps are similar but it must always be a little bit of culture shock shuttling back and forth between the two places.

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