so what does one do if you want to rent a car on a neighboring island and they don't accept U.S. driver's licenses?
you go buy one of course.
...or you all gang up on one person (craig) and make him buy one.
it works like this: you show them your U.S. license, hand over some money...wah lah, YOU PASSED!
after craig got his license, we headed back down to port zante to catch the island ferry to take us to nevis.
nevis is the sister island to st. kitts.
we met up with the rental car guy, showed him craig's licensse, paid him some money and we were on our way.
he told us just to leave the car wherever with the keys under the mat and unlocked
...it was a small island and they would find it. that cracked us up.
so did our car.
it seriously looked like a squished down mini van.
i just loved the "baby in car" sticker. HA!
and as a disclaimer, he was chosen to drive since sean seems to have wrecked every mode of transportation he has ever driven on the left side of the road.
we always knew when craig was going to turn because the wipers would come on. :)
we took a lap around the island to map out the things we wanted to do and see.
it literally took less than an hour.
we kept yelling at the boys to stop the car every 5 minutes so we could take some pictures.
the road we had to turn down to get to it, didn't even look like a real road...
take the worst dirt road you've ever driven down, then add foot deep potholes every 2 feet, and cows lining the way, chained to trees. i wasn't sure our little toyota was going to make it.
we finally made it...
totally my kind of place.
we did buy some jewelry, but you'll be happy to know we did decline on the weed. :)
when we asked what the fresh fish of the day was, the waiter ran back to check to see what his granddad has just caught. can't get any fresher than that!
craig's totally predictable cheeseburger.
tonya and i walked the beach for some souvenirs.
the beaches on nevis have more black sand in them from the volcano being so close.
after lunch we continued on our journey and stopped at another beach to look around.
it was closed, but by the time we came back around it was open.
so much better then a mass produced souvenir.
and i loved that instead of the "born & died date" they put "sunrise & sunset.'
so we ditched the car and walked around the main town.
he totally looked like a really fat miley!
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