Cropover or Grand Kadooment is a big celebration that takes place on the first Monday of August in Barbados. Most Carribean Islands have similar celebrations. Locals and tourists get dressed in extravagant costumes to celebrate. It starts at sun up and ends when the sun goes down. People walk down a certain path with their chosen band while drinking, dancing, and listening to music. It is pretty epic. There is another celebration called Foreday Morning which takes place on the first Friday of August. Foreday Morning doesn’t get the recognition it deserves so I’m going to explain why I like Foreday better than Grand Kadooment.
I went on a tour of a popular rum distillery in Barbados called Foursquare. Put your hands in the air if you like rum because I know I do. This tour was so unplanned and so random, but worth talking about. I not only go to see where Trevis (my boyfriend) works I also learned how rum was made.
When I think of a road trip, I don’t think of traveling around an Island. A road trip to me is going to a different state or country. Or so I thought. Last week I went on a road trip through Barbados and saw some of the most beautiful views Barbados has to offer. Even though I was still in the same country, we traveled through several parishes with very different landforms. At first, I didn’t know what to expect and thought we were going to a museum or tour a cave. What we actually did was way more exciting than just taking a tour of a popular tourist attraction.
Trevis, my boyfriend, and I took the trip to Texas together so he can meet my family. I wasn’t worried because I knew they would like him, but last year it was a totally different story.
I just want to write a post about where I am mentally. I missed a week of blogging and I haven’t been posting on my normal days. I also up and changed the name of my blog without explanation, so I will explain that here.