Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Cape

Per family tradition the boys and I made our way to Florida for a couple of weeks to hang with family.  Mike stayed back on the island to finish some classes and take a big exam that would basically allow him to leave the island and prepare for his board exam (or now known as the STEP exam).  The boys were thrilled to spend 2 WHOLE weeks just hanging out with their cousins on the beach.  There was no planned schedule except to fish, take walks on the beach and spend time together.

Simpson Bay from the airplane - full of boats for the Heineken Regatta

a large stretch of the coast - simpson bay, maho beach, mullet bay, cupecoy, long bay - our house is tucked in there somewhere.

oh how these boys have missed caramel apples - they almost peed their pants when they saw Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the Atlanta airport

finally time with their cousins

as usual we had some funky weather and spent a day under a tornado watch



everyone was thrilled when Miguel caught a black tip shark - several people had seen shark fins pretty close to shore and a fishermen reported a 7 foot shark being caught from the shore.  There was some serious determination to catch one.

we all agreed there was no way we could cut it up and eat it - so he went back to the ocean

the whole time I meant to grab my camera for sunset and always seemed to miss it - I found this photo on my camera - Ronan had noticed the beautiful sky and snatched a photo through the window.

Thank you to Oma and Papa for everything.  We had a wonderful time and it was great to see everyone.  The boys absolutely loved it and are still missing the girls and everyone very much.  See all of you soon.


  1. that picture of miguel with the catfish - the sand looks like snow! how cool he caught a shark, but i wouldn't set foot in that water now knowing that. eek! enjoy your last days on sxm!

  2. Yes - the sand was like smooth powder so soft. nobody swam - if we had to pee we would go just a little ways and squat it was really funny and at least one person would yell - SHARK!!!! Dillon did say he would have surfed on the days the waves were just perfect - hmmmmm. Yes we are trying to soak up the island while we can. We need to Skype soon. miss you xoxo