Off we went. Once we got off the marina's compound, it was only a 3 block walk to route A1A, CVS, Publix, West Marine, and a Pizza Restaurant. We've died and gone to heaven! CVS was our first stop. We knew there would be some kind of wait for the pills. The pharmacy was understaffed and 5 people were already waiting in line at the counter and it was only 9 am. So far, each of the 5 were waited on and each left without meds. Ok....this doesn't look good! Next..we're next. Chuck gives the clerk all his necessary information, she does her thing on the computer while we do ours....wait.....and she then tells us they can fill the scripts but they won't be ready until 2:00 tomorrow afternoon! What?? Why?? I explained that we were traveling on a boat and we might not be here tomorrow afternoon. Well, it sounded good! The clerk said she'd try to speed up the process and give us a call when they were ready. Really? I didn't trust her, so I got there phone number.
Now we're off to Publlix. I'm in awe over all the beautiful fruits and vegetables! I'm like a kid in a candy store. I never thought I would feel this way about the tedious chore of grocery shopping! They have everything... let's see.. lets get strawberries, apples, lettuce, cauliflower, and oh, don't forget the cherry tomatoes and bananas... LOL We had so much food piled in our cart that we decided to call Tim's Taxi Service..he's cheap...and so we added more items. The cost of our groceries was less than half of the cost at Maxwell's in Marsh Harbour...and that's if the items were even on the shelves. We checked out and I called for a taxi man. No answer. I called again. Still no answer. Well here we go. We're walking. My load of 6 bags weren't too bad. Poor Chuck had all the heavy items. The can goods were in his backpack. He also carried a 12 pk of pop, milk etc. It's a good thing the trip back is downhill and before we knew it we were at the dinghy and then back to our boat. We could have waited for Mike and Chris. They had offered to take us anywhere when they called yesterday, but oh no!!!
As soon as we stowed our provisions, Mike called to say they were here at the Cove Restaurant. We're on our way.....Rita had reserved a table for 11... the 5 cruisers, Mike and Chris, and four friends of Rita and Dave's...Mary & David, and Diane & Dennis..perfect. This is going to be so much fun!
Wouldn't you know it! While walking back to the marina, it started to rain. You would think by now that we’d be prepared with our foul weather gear. No such luck tonight. It’s a good thing the rains didn't last long. We've decided to stay where we are tomorrow. The winds are to blow from the N to NE at 30 mph. I’m hoping they don’t surprise us and arrive early….like in the middle of the night!