Take Us Along Winner

Pat Duscha

This week's Take Us Along winner is Pat Duscha of Benton Harbor, Mich. She is shown in Barbados while on a cruise. She is standing in front of a Barbados sign holding a copy of Michigan Auto & RV.

Barbados is an island in the Caribbean. It's capital is Bridgetown and the official languages include English, thus making it a popular place for cruise ships to dock. It is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles and covers some 167 square miles. It gained its independence in 1966 but retains Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. The Spanish discovered Barbados in the 15th century. The first ship from England arrived there in 1624 and the island was claimed by England, with the first settlers arriving three years later. Thanks for taking us along!