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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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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Da Tree Men No More...

We had a "last supper" of sorts on Sunday night.  (I hate these - they don't get any easier!)  This time we were saying good-by to Da Tree Men's lead singer, Adam.  He's moving back to Miami.

Adam was the first friend we made on Tortola.  I remember that hot December night when Michael and I arrived on Tortola.  We dropped our things off at the house and went into town for dinner.  Adam, who Michael had met at work during his first two weeks down here, texted and invited us to meet for a drink.

It's funny to think back on that night...  We knew so little about eachother, but the commonality was this: We had just left all things familiar and found ourselves navigating this island none of us knew all that much about!     

Adam started Da Tree Men and definitely left his mark on the music scene in the BVI with the creation of bvimusic.com and the dozen or so songs about the BVI.  It's amazing how far they've come since their first paid gig at The Elm.  In just a few short months, they ended up playing for Sir Richard Branson on his private island!  With Adam's departure, the band is no more...

Well, I suppose there's still hope for some sort of reunion tour. 

Do you have a favorite Da Tree Men song?  Mine is a tie...Virgin Gorda and Bushwhacker.  Of course, who can forget Cane Garden Bay and Jost van Dyke?

Cheers Adam!  All the best in your post-BVI adventures!