18 June 2016

Home away from home

     For years, even before I bought and built at False Buff, the Caribbean Dream Hotel has been the place to stay.  Located right on Bluefields' main drag, it's clean, neat, and close to much of what the town has to offer: parks, municipal offices, hardware stores, markets, the museum, restaurants...

     The hotel is a comfortable and convenient place to stay and often friends and family stay there before or after trips to False Bluff. The newest generation in my family's shown here (again) enjoying a picnic on the hotel's upstairs porch...

     ...and then spending some time in one of the hotel's rocking chairs that are on both the up and downstairs porches.

      The best that Bluefields has to offer is its people and some of them are at the Caribbean Dream.  Over the years we've come to know staff members at the hotel and they are, without exception, kind and accomodating.  We've known Juanita for a decade. One day I stopped to chat with her when she wasn't at the hotel - we were both shopping; and I had the opportunity to meet two more generations of her family, one of whom is just about the same age as the newest member of my own family.

    These two generations later came to visit Juanita at the hotel, the babies barely acknowledging each other.