By Jackie Garbarino
Museum Gift Shop and Volunteer Manager
For quite sometime now I thought it would be educational for the museum staff to go on the bus tour that brings visitors to us from the Cruise Center. August and September are slow months so there are usually empty seats on the buses. Etienne LeBlanc, director of Caribbean Tours TCI, arranged for Fred and I to do the first tour.
Fred Glinton is our newest museum tour guide and is always willing to do whatever it takes to improve the museum’s image.
We arrived at the center a bit early so we had time to look at the space exhibit.
We learned some interesting facts from our bus tour guide/driver. I never bothered counting churches and bars but it seems we have 25 of the former and 50 of the latter.
Palm Grove area is our “Hollywood Hills” (more like Hollywood Flats as there is not a hill to be found in that neighborhood), and we have the most beautiful water in the Caribbean. Now that we know!!!
The guide was very entertaining and our fellow tourists enjoyed his repertoire. I decide not to take pictures at the museum stop. As they say “been there, done that”.
Fred and I were so believable as tourists that a staff person at the Salt House commented on how I looked exactly like Jackie from the museum.
Next week if seats are available Candianne, Devina and Nikki will play turista. We found the adventure very informative to see your island with the eyes of a visitor.