Thursday, June 10, 2010

Barbados June 10

The last day of the trip. It's been pretty good. A little bit of news with the Iran sanctions, a lot of travel. Woke up this morning and had a swim -- lovely live warm water, gentle waves, white sand. Perfect Caribbean beach. Too bad the Hilton where we are staying is such a huge concrete monster.

Followed Clinton to the George Washington House, where Washington stayed in 1751 on his only overseas trip. Its a small place, and lots of people were jammed in, but she said the right things.

This afternoon she meets Caribbean leaders to talk about security cooperation, a growing issue as Mexico's anti-drug crackdown pushes smugglers to find alternate routes in the region. Not huge news but a good excuse to be in Barbados, if only for a few hours.

Tonight it's home, with a decent arrival time (we hope) of about 8:30 p.m.