It’s that time of year again in San Pedro. The time of year when those nasty ticks like to find a nice furry home. Their favorite spot this past week?
Mr. Dooley Bear.
Dooley Bear hates ticks
Lisa did her best to find and remove as many critters as she could, but it’s always best to leave the final tick inspection and removal to the experts at the San Pedro Animal Hospital.
We made an appointment for 9:00 and believe it or not, we showed up on time!
Dooley Bear was scheduled for a tick shampoo and inspection which takes two hours.
Love the tropical colored bathtub!
No problem. We can easily spend two hours in San Pedro town.
We dropped off a couple of Ronnie’s shirts at the cleaners (Lisa is THE WORST at getting fish blood out of shirts) and then went to the gym.
At 11:00, we called the vet:
What time can we pick up Dooley Bear?
I’m sorry, did you say, 1:30?
Yes. 1:30. The water was turned off this morning. We just started his bath now.
Hmmm……two hours to kill was no problem. But now we had to fill 2 1/2 more hours……
Lunch at Sprouts at Poco Locos it is!
We went back to our new favorite lunch spot. Best salads on the island in our opinion.
As we were ordering, our friends Krista and Rob showed up and ordered their lunch. Krista was deciding between a salad and a burger – the burger won and it looked so delicious! Rob ended up in a Joe Chung 3-Way sandwich.
What’s a Joe Chung 3-Way? You’ll have to go to Poco Loco’s to uncover this mystery.
We had such a fun impromptu lunch with Rob and Krista. Thanks for joining us!
That consumed another hour.
Ok, so we were finished with lunch and still had another 1 1/2 hours to kill.
Now what? We were still at Poco Loco’s when we saw Brittney working in the new crepe, pie and ice cream shop. Driftwood.
Her task for the morning: Learn how to make crepes using this fancy contraption:
Brittney said that she and Maggie had been reviewing YouTube videos and how to create the perfect crepe and today was the day for them to practice.
Perfect! We can watch the “Crepe Making Channel” for another hour.
Maggie poured the exact amount of crepe batter on the pan.
And then used the fancy wooden crepe spreader to flatten it.
Maggie’s crepe was delicious, but not thin enough. The batter cooked faster than it could be spread.
Next, it was Brittney’s turn to try –
Her technique: spread the batter as fast as possible.
She achieved the “thin” concept….but it wasn’t very “crepe-shaped”.
They invited Lisa inside to give it a shot.
She measured the perfect amount of batter, poured it on and started to spread it.
OK, so Lisa was the world’s worst crepe maker. But, we put her crepe in a bowl with some bananas, strawberries and homemade whipped cream and it was delicious!
Who says you can’t serve a crepe in a bowl with the toppings next to it?
Everyone. Everyone says that.
We have confidence in Maggie and Brittney and know they were be serving up crepe perfection at Driftwood very soon!
It was now 1:30 and we could go pick up a clean and tick-free Dooley Bear!
He was thrilled.
We love our tiny island and all of its quirks.
If the water was on at the vet, we never would have gotten to have lunch with friends or make crepes!
When plans get changed, don’t get angry…just go with it. You never know where the day will take you!