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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 33: Charlie T's Sand Bucket

I'll get to the sand bucket momentarily, but I must tell you about the wonderful dinner party we attended on Friday night.  At the top of our hill live the most lovely couple, Peter and Denise.  Last Friday they invited us to their house for dinner.  We weren't sure who else was going to be there, but we were very excited to see them again and possibly make some new friends!

Their house is just gorgeous.  Here is a commercial photo of their terrace, taken for the BVI Property Guide.  A feature article about the craftsman, Mike Master, who buit the metal railing is in this month's issue.  It's amazing to me that we have the same view as Peter and Denise, albeit their's is much more stunning because they're near the top of the hill. 

We had a wonderful time!  There were three other couples, so 12 in all when you count Peter and Denise's mothers who are visiting from Europe. 

As for dinner, it was divine.  We had a wonderful salad with endives, asparagus, mushrooms, and sugar snap peas topped with a creamy balsamic vinagrette.  Denise prepared Chilean Sea Bass for the main course, with a rich white cream sauce.  It was to die for!  She served white and brown rice along with spinach. Oh, and for dessert!  AJ, one of Denise's friends had made the most beautiful chocolate torte covered in raspberries and caramel.  Countless bottles of champagne and wine were consumed.  It was a lovely evening!

Afterwards, we headed to the pub - Pusser's Road Town.  We've been on the island for three of these legendary Friday nights now and couldn't miss it!  This is where the sand bucket comes in...

This is a new drink that Charles {aka Charlie T} is working on and as you can see, it's served in a 22 ounce sand bucket, complete with plastic shovel. 

That's Pier on the right - he is a consultant for Pusser's. He's also in a band called The Edge. Pier and Adam are going to form another musical act, and if we can find Michael a drum set it may just be a trio. The drink was so large, we could hardly finish it!  I'm not sure when these will be available for sale, so let's just say Charlie T's Sand Bucket is coming soon!

Hard to believe we went from drinking Veuve Clicquot to this all in the same night!  But that's what makes this place so fantastic.  Cheers!