the boys coloring eggs the night before Easter
wakey, wakey eggs and bakey as Ro would say - getting ready to board the boat
the real deal
wish we were on this one
so, we thought getting a car would be straight forward - not so much on Easter - yes, usually it is no problem to rent a car when you walk out of the immigration building. We sent Mike and Jim in a taxi to get a rental car. We expected two cars and they came back with 1 BIG van (it could fit at least 12). I was not complaining it has awesome AC. That is why this pic is of Jim and Alexi in the car trying to figure out where we were going first.
notice something? Thats right the car is on the left - you know what that means - an adventure that is even more fun - just imagine roundabouts that are backwards
spot the Egret sitting on the drivers side window?
yes, it does take 4 adults to read a map and yes it is possible to get lost on a small island
one of the bays from a rare highpoint on the flat island - I have no idea which one with all our circles and zigzags
snagged a photo of a church on the go - Mikes driving is not supportive of any decent photos on the fly
I know it is blurry but I wanted to show the amazing rock work we saw on the island
one of the many cool boats we saw that day - we found a bay/beach that we could access. Alexi and I plopped under a funky palopa and the rest of the crew enjoyed the shade of a restaurant and had some eats and drinks.
so many different boats
and more boats
it was awesome watching each boat get "put" together, once the mast was ready a group of guys would grab the line and they would walk it up.
thats a happy Alexi
a leisurely time
the boys could not believe their ears when I said yes to 3 scoops each of ice cream. Mike didn't either - it was barely lunch time - haha - it is vacation and Easter
the only thing missing from our spot was a cool breeze - it was beautiful
this colorful sail was my absolute favorite of the day - take note of the itty bitty island in the background - it is just a restaurant on a sand bar basically. eventually we hopped back in the car to find our next spot
it was even better - it was the other side of the island ( I believe), the side we can see from St.Maarten - better then any picture in a magazine
crystal clear water, perfect colors of blue and green, the softest sand ever (like when you get a mud treatment), no people - I think this is what you call Paradise.
right away the boys noticed the white and black Angel fish - they grabbed their masks and the camera and had some fun (that is why we love the underwater camera)
they were everywhere
yes it is blurry - but it shows I was really there
silly water baby
I think this one wanted to nibble on Ro
I pretty much decided that this spot was so perfect it was rediculus
you could just float in the water forever
I think Jackie decided she just was not going to leave
so good to see the boys spending time with dad
love that smile
the little restaurant on the beach
loves his daddy
happiness, it was a wonderful day full of laughter and joy. to share the adventure of exploring a new island with everyone - there is nothing better. Thank you to all for the fun day - we should really do it again some day!!!!!