This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Colorful Curacao

One of my favorite cruise port stops is Curacao located just 37 miles north of Venezuela, South America.  Note how all of their buildings are painted very colorfully.   One explanation had it that a Governor of the island mandated that all the buildings be painted  a color because their original  white reflected the sun too much and gave him migraines.  (However, a tour guide also told us that this individual owned stock in a paint store there so he may have had a Trumpian self-interest motive too.) 

It is no coincidence that the liqueur Curacao is made here.  We toured their distillery and got to sample some of their products which have a fairy strong alcohol content.  Leads me to think that maybe that Governor was throwing 'em down too much when he was getting all those migraines.

Go to 2:14 mark to hear more about Blue Curacao:

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