Turks and Caicos: Arrival and Fish Fry

20151217_123854Our adventures in Turks and Caicos started with an early morning flight out of RDU. As in, 6:30 am early. That meant we were in the Caribbean shortly after lunch following a short layover in Atlanta. Let the island vacation begin.

Island Time: Thursday, December 17, 2015

We landed at the Providenciales airport and walked off the plane with the warm Caribbean sun welcoming us and some stiff tradewinds blowing across the tarmac.

We cleared customs and immigration, then got our rental car. Soon after that, we were checked into our villa for the week and settled into our home away from home. It was Thursday, and we heard good things about the fish fry at Turtle Cove. Before exploring the fish fry, we made a big trip to the grocery store that was just down the road. After our shopping adventure, we unpacked our groceries and we were ready to party.

20151217_173141The fish fry happens every Thursday near Turtle Cove at Children’s Park. We found a place to park (on the sidewalk) near the fish fry and followed the music. We grabbed some food from one of the vendor’s and enjoyed the local eats from da Conch Shack. We sampled cracked conch, grilled conch, and fish tacos. The music was jamming and there were lots of other street vendors to check out.

That was enough for the first night—and the kids were getting restless. It was time to get ready for our first full day on the island.

Pictures from Turks and Caicos

About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com--a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets
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