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Honest not all that ngaging once you get past the first chapter or so It s the memoir of a self absorbed couple who decide to move to Anguilla TO OPEN UP A RESTAURANT THE open up a restaurant The of an affluent white couple in a third world country Oh the stories they could tell about those nutty natives and all the crazy things they do Give me a break The book also collapses something like ten years into what appears to be one year in the life of the restaurant The author does make it clear in the beginning that she did this for the sake of a good story but bc of this diting choice I "Didn T Feel Like I "t feel like I the whole story of their life in Anguilla My mother saw me reading this book and wanted to read it after me I told her not to waste her time Don t waste yours A nice asy book that gave a general idea of life in Anguilla the sights the sounds Spirit of the Wolf etc I couldn t help but wonder how much money Melinda and Bob Blanchard had to pull off their move to Anguilla the movement of all of their possessions and the opening of their restaurant And of course their lunches at all thexpensive Anguilla hotelsAh well The book is a nice bit of fluff asy to pick up or put down at any point Nothing mind blowing but generally pleasant And the recipes look uite nice to try This is the memoir of a Vermont couple who moved to the tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla and poured their heart and sweat and life savings into creating a world class restaurant there It was recommended in the Travel Section of The Ultimate Reading List that had provided me with reading for years and this is the penultimate book left On that list travel memoirs seemed to split into two kinds tales of tourists such as with Bill Bryson s In a Sunburned Country or xpatriates such as Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun or Charles Stewart s Driving Over Lemons A Trip to Part one is a whirlwind and Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose exhausting move to Anguilla along with building stocking and staffing the beach restaurant Anxpensive and tedious process undertaken on Island Time Part two is an ndless and tedious day in the life like year of being a restaurateur This section was ndless and repetitive though some of the staffs antics were rather amusing Part three involved a disaster and a rebuild All in all a well written book that read like fiction than non fiction I m glad I read it since it totally turned me off of moving to an island and opening a restaurant. Midst of hilarious pandemonium there are moments of blissAs the Blanchards learn to adapt to island time they become ver deeply attached to the uirky rhythms and customs of their new home Until disaster strikes Hurricane Luis a category 4 storm with two hundred mile an hour gusts devastates Anguilla Bob and Melinda survey the wreckage of their beloved restaurant and wonder whether leaving Anguilla with its innumerable challenges would be any asier than walking out on Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) each other Affectionate seductive and very funny A Trip to the Beach is a love letter to a place that becomes both home andscape. Loved this book Not the most well written book but a good non fiction account of following your dreams I finally got to visit Blanchard s the restaurant the authors opened on the island of Anguilla a few weeks ago It is now a world renowned restaurant The food was delicious and the atmosphere and location out of this world I highly recommend the book and the restaurant Math Basics 6 even If youver make it to Anguilla Blanchards is a MUST This xplains why mealsaccomodations on some Carribean Islands can be so xpensive The first half of this book is fun and interesting expensive The first half of this book is fun and interesting anyone who has The First Ghost ever visited Anguilla A middle aged Norwich Vermont couple relocate to Anguilla and open a restaurant It is still in business and is called Blanchards Import duties taxes delays weather and the relaxed approach to life by Anguillans contribute to stressual to that of any restaurant opening in NYC The second half drags a bit then Hurrican Luis hits with full force and destroys verything in its wake including the restaurant Everything is under water and rock The community all pulls together with the loyalty and hard work the Anguillans are so known forand with the Blanchards continued commitmentthe restaurant rises from the ruin Ok so while I was pleasantly surprised by how this turned out to be sort of a foodietravel book it still wasn t the best account out there It had many strengths to it but in all just wasn t as interesting as it could have beenMelinda and Robert Blanchard after selling their business at far below what they should have decided they want to live on the island of Anguilla Not as well known to the tourists but still with a thriving tourist conomy they decide they will open a restaurant on the beach and make their living that way The only problem is that things "are very very Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential expensive in Anguilla and bringing things in from the outsideven xpensive And running a "very very xpensive in Anguilla and bringing things in from the outside Humanism evenxpensive And running a is tough Smokin' Hot enough when you can getverything Placing Memory easily Theasy peaceful life they were looking for uickly volves into something a little fast paced and difficultI found Melinda a somewhat ok narrator She focuses on the hardships than the pleasures of island living and ven insults her husband by calling him an optimist like its a bad thing I guess I just didn t like the negativity Her husband seems like he d be the njoyable narrator but he doesn t really write this book despite his name being on the This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never nds It's about a husband and wife who Wanton Nights escape civilization to build a small restaurant on an island paradise and discover thatven paradise has its pitfalls It's a story filled with calamities and comedy culinary disasters and triumphs and indelible portraits of people who live and work on a sliver of beauty set in the Caribbean Sea It's about the maddening xhausting outlandish complications of trying to live the simple life and the joy that comes when you somehow pull it offThe story begins when Bob and Melinda Blanchard sell their success. Over She does describe the island people fairly but I would have liked to hear a lot about themMost of this book as opposed to being about the island and the people was about the running of a restaurant And while I njoy books about food immensely that wasn t what I xpected going into this novel Although I was happy that she included

several recipes for 
recipes for foods But the food they did cook wasn t really island food per say It was fancy stuff as they opened a fancy restaurant I guess thats what happens when you re in a tourist area though To be honest the food places they visited sounded appealing to me than their restaurantAn ok travel book with food lements thrown in Not my favorite of the travel books I ve read but not the worst ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe eitherA Trip to the BeachCopyright 2000296 pagesReview by M Reynard 2012More of my reviews can be found at wwwifithaswordsblogspotcom My dream to live at the beachHow one couple can find the courage to give upverything they have to go live at the beach is beyond me Wish I had the guts to make such a bold move The island sounded beautiful already checking it out for a future vacation destination and I really just wanted some rum punch and fresh seafood as I read the book A perfect book for starting summer vacation One can always dream After reading reviews for this book saying it moved very slow and didn t grab attention I didn t have high hopes But after reading this I couldn t disagree with those reviews The story of the Blanchards was rather interesting I admire their dedication to live out their dream It had to have been terrifying leaving all they knew so they could live in paradise Sometimes I tried to picture myself doing what they "Were Doing And I Almost "doing and I almost see it But I think Anguilla might be a little too detached from technology for my liking But the whole idea is rather The Fiend Next Door enticing And I could not put the book down for thentirety of part three Reading about the hurricane and worrying about the safety of all the people they knew and loved made my heart race Wonderful book It feels like a long time since I read a really good travel book Or maybe it s just that it s the nd of February and reading about a warm sunny island felt like such a reli I seem to be one of a few that didn t give this book high ratings Why the low rating A few reasons the book is poorly written for starters It s a slow read and to be brutally. Ful Vermont food business and decide perhaps impulsively to get away from it all Why not open a beach bar and grill on Anguilla their favorite Caribbean island One thing leads to another and the little grill turns into an nchanting restaurant that uickly draws four star reviews and a celebrity studded clientele ager for Melinda's delectable cooking Amid the frenetic pace of the Christmas high season the Blanchards and their kitchen staff Clinton and Ozzie the dancing sous chefs; Shabby the master lobster wrangler; Bug the dish washing comedian come together like a crack drill team And ven in the.
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A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean