Guantanamo Bay: May 2016
Explored a bunch of beaches today, including Girl Scout Beach, perhaps the prettiest of all the beaches in Guantanamo Bay. Super warm water everywhere made for comfortable snorkeling, although it's definitely no Hanauma Bay.
Started to get a real feel for life on the base as Uncle Sid and family took us around. Neighborhoods usually indicate rank (bigger and nicer = higher rank or equivalent), playgrounds everywhere in an effort to make life comfortable for all the families with children, even a McDonald's, a Taco Bell, and a bowling alley on base, in addition to full-on set of outdoor sports fields.
That said it's already clear by day two that dining options are limited, and all the signs around as well as the razor wire fence and guard towers in the distance remind you that this is still a military base on, if not hostile, then not-exactly-welcoming soil.
Dinner was at The Jerk House, the legal Jamacian restaurant. Jerk chicken and jerk pork aren't bad, but Dad was disappointed in the oxtail. We skipped the coffee house (Caribbean Coffee and Cream) as well as the long line for comedy night at the tiki bar, since we had an early morning the next day.