I'll start at the beginning. Tortola is an amazing place to visit. It's teaming with beautiful beaches, terrifying switchbacks with postcard views, and a lot of wild chickens. Getting there is a pain in the ass. This year, with a lack of options we flew to Puerto Rico and booked a flight on a teeny tiny little cessna to hop on over. We arrived early. Half of our group got on one flight and we were assured that we would be on the next in approximately ten minutes. About four hours later, after being "bumped" from two flights we boarded along with two guys who had been waiting for a grand total of six hours. When we asked what was up / why those other families got on before us when we had already been waiting two hours / when we would be leaving this barren section of the airport, after a very long pause we were given this gem of an answer: "your plane will get here when it lands".
The very same thing happened to Kaitlin the following day, but she had Will Arnett and Lana Del Ray to keep her company. When I called at 8pm to check up on the status of her 2:30pm flight the woman who answered said, and I quote, "uhhhhh........ one should be landing soon."
I only have more questions now. They are as follows.
Is "out of sight, out of mind" an official motto or did you decide to adopt it on a whim?
What do you mean the airport in Virgin Gorda has no lights?
What does "ten minutes" mean to you?
Is losing track of your planes a normal occurrence?
Where are the hidden cameras?
Our return flight went as expected.
Now on to the trip!
We spent our first full day all together at my favorite beach, Smuggler's Cove, building a sand man because I saw a picture of one on instagram and felt compelled to replicate it while singing / trying to remember the words to that song from Frozen. I wore this gauzy little black dress from H&M as a coverup. I had my eye it all summer and even featured it in a currently loving post back in July. I finally scooped it up just as the leaves were turning. That is when I realized that it's much to thin to wear as anything other than a cover up, but I don't mind.