Pimping Your Ride For Belize’s September Celebrations

I love Independence Day just about anywhere.  But Belize’s is extra special in tons of ways.  Here are just a few…

1.  It’s not just a day, it’s about three weeks – there are two official holidays Sept 10th and Sept 21st and events last all month long.  You can see the schedule here  2.  Belize is younger than I am!  35 years old this year.  3.  Belizeans REALLY knows how to throw a party.


And today is September 1st so I thought I’d kick off this month of partying with an official party vehicle.  A bit of razzle dazzle added to the old Club Cart Carry-All.

So…despite the fact that it was 90 degrees (real feel 109), I hit the town.  Three different stops for red, white and blue.

First stop, the Candle Garden on the very north end of Middle Street.

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They have moved in the past year and now have so much more than just decorations…flowers, homemade PINATAS (oh how I love a pinata), cake and paninis and real coffee.

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I won’t lie…this would have been the PERFECT pinata for my recent birthday.  Maybe next year.IMG_6176

They have some very cute stuff and will be putting out more.  I’ll keep this in mind for the parade.  Think I’ll be too hot?

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I sat down for a DELICIOUS icy frappe…good grief did it hit the spot.  They also have wi-fi and some comfy booths.

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Trust me.  It is nice to know the cool spots you can duck into when you are walking around town in the late summer.

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I headed south on Middle Street to the budget spot A&R.  It all reminds me about when it first moved into town.  I found it so bizarre but now embrace it as a spot for CHEAP decorations and school supplies.

Their supply of red, white and blue was limited…

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Some good hats with sparkle hair to celebrate both Mexico’s independence (September 16) and Belize (September 21st).Sept 1st (7)

Next, Caye Supplies on Back Street – the Target of San Pedro.

I passed the football field where they are setting up for the Miss San Pedro pageant on Saturday night.

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And I hit the motherload.


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And these AWESOME wallets.  How cool would it be to bust one of these out in another country?  AND the belts. I’ve been rocking one of these for years.

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See this photo from 2013.

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About $35bzd spent – on cart decor and a few personal items…for me and Elsie.  A few hours later – the great reveal.

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And Elsie…all ready for the party.  The ultimate September celebration dog…loud fire crackers don’t even stop her snoring.

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Hurray!  My favorite month of the year.  Hope you spot us on the streets – we will be hard to miss.


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