Larry and I had just returned to Hopkins from volunteering at the Belmopan Humane Society's Open House; and knowing we did not have food in the cabana refrigerator, we decided to stop at Brother's Pizza & Italian Restaurant for supper. This restaurant is quickly becoming our favorite-the daily specials are a delectable assault on the taste buds!
|Brother's Pizza & Italian Restaurant|
As I exited the Jeep, I noticed a man in a red tee shirt reading the sandwich board specials outside the restaurant.
"Excuse me, but do you write a blog?" queried the man.
"Yes," I replied tentatively.
"Are you Babs?" he asked.
"Yes,"--curious-er and curious-er I became.
"We've been reading your blog for a long time," came his response.
We then met Matt, Amy, Liam and Lochlan, from Seattle, WA; they had noticed our white Jeep with the Tennessee license plates (and good driving skills, I might add); acting on their intuition, they stopped and the rest is history! The family has been in the country for almost 2 weeks and have covered a lot of territory, the vacation/research trip has included: Caye Caulker, San Ignacio-with a side trip to Tikal (a major Mayan site in Guatemala), bird watching excursions, beach days and Hopkins.
Liam was excited about the toucans they saw in Tikal and the whole family was looking forward to snorkeling on the reef before they return home in a couple of days. They have had what sounds like a really good experience in Belize and it was a pleasure running in to them in little Hopkins!
Serendipitous as it was--just think, if either of us had been a few moments later, or earlier-this encounter may not have happened!
|Liam, Amy, Matt and Lochlan|
|Liam, Amy, Larry, Matt, Babs and Lochlan|
P.S. Thanks for the impromptu glass bottle concert!! :)