In the Land of Swizzle–Bermuda

Bermuda |bərˈmyoōdə: a British crown colony made up of about 150 small islands about 650 miles (1,046 km) east of the coast of North Carolina; pop. 58,000; capital, Hamilton. Inhabited since 1609.  ORIGIN named after a Spanish sailor, Juan Bermúdez, who sighted the islands early in the 16th century.


I’m heading out of town today for a toddler-free getaway.  I can’t wait to breeze through the airport sans stroller and linger over an iced coffee while perusing the “Who wore it Best” section of Us Weekly.  We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary in the land of the Dark n Stormy and Rum Swizzle.  Did I only mention adult beverages?  Oh, there will also be high socks, white knuckled moped riding, and competitive couples tennis with my sister and brother in law.  I’m hoping for some sunny beach time but tells me it may not be in the cards, which will merely allow for more drinks and tennis, perhaps in that order.  Or maybe we will just bike around the island in a fancy dress or coat and tie and then dance the night away under the stars like the couples in these cute historic travel posters.  Well, one can dream!  To soak in these final days of June,  I’ll leave you with a Dark n Stormy recipe.  Have a great week everyone!


Sunset at Tucker’s Point Beach, Bermuda, 2011.  Pardon the point and shoot camera…