Today is my actual birthday and the entire 5 days here in Mykonos has been a celebration of epic proportions. As the old blues songwriter Lightnin Hopkins said, “I’ve had my fun….if I don’t get well no mo’”.
DeeDee and I slept in til noon, then off to Lady Finger to eff with the Chef. We totally had him change his recipe for their steamed mussels and he obliged us with our request for “mussels in garlic and white wine”. DeeDee had a salad and I catch of the day. She sipped on margaritas and I on my drink of choice – tonic water. Afterwards, we chilled poolside, even though the sun was blazing, we were chillin’ like west coast villains. I reflected on how good God has been to me, how HE has blessed me to see and enjoy so much of what HE has created in this universe and to be the vessel to share and to show others to Dare to Dream, to live their lives to the fullest and enabling me to bring the world to those unable to travel due to health challenges, as well as to those incarcerated that so look forward to the sunshine I bring on that side of the concrete and razor wire via my blogs. They have come to call it, “Getting stamps in their passports” and for this I give thanks.
As the group sat around the pool having lunch, saying their goodbyes; loud laughter could be heard coming from Alisha J’s balcony where she and others enjoyed her jacuzzi and several bottles of wine. Again, it’s about enjoying yourselves. I got another cake, candles and a happy birthday song. Things got a little emotional as we said our goodbyes to the wonderful staff. It made my heart glad to hear comments such as, “This is the best group we have ever had here”, “We don’t want to see you go”, “Everyone is so nice”. After the hugs and tears, the bartenders offered up a couple rounds of gold tequila shots for the drinkers. They learned, with Silver, use lime. With Gold use orange slices.
Half the group goes home tomorrow. The party continues for the other half hangin with Kat. We fly to Naples. We will be picked up for our Amalfi Coast Tour up to one of my favorite restaurants, LA TAGLIATA in Positano, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with the ISLE OF CAPRI in the backdrop ( Bey and Jay just left there last week by private helicopter). By the way, The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world.
Stay tuned… It ain’t over yet!