We made it to Paradise!
"When can we go snorkeling, Mom?"
Sunrise, Sunset, Repeat...
(+ bonus stingray in the background)
Kids + Floating Devices = Happiness
Kids + Coconuts = Bliss
Lobster Loathe & Awe
New Friends from San Juan Island (Liza & Sarah)
Boat ride to see manatees
Below our Cabana
Cecilia mastering the paddle board
Mama & Cecilia searching for rays
Time to SNORKEL!!
Lion Fish- cool creature, but horrible for this reef:(
Cecilia & the Sting Rays
Can you spot the little blue fish?
Early morning Eagle Ray spotting
Joel fileting Red Snapper & Karen snuggling our smitten son
Two kids, a beach, and a bucket
A local man's beloved dog died a few days before we arrived to Tobacco Caye.
The kids helped decorate the dog's grave.
Airing our Laundry
Devouring fabulous food
made by our beautiful cook, Angie
and her sous-chef, Bernard
Saying good-bye to Atticus's favorite Swede, Karen
Walking to the bus in Dangriga
Bus ride to the Guatemala
Off to the jungle....
where we chased wild turkeys
Howler Monkeys & Spider Monkeys played in the canopy
while we toured the Mayan ruins.
Leaf cutter ant
Sitting atop a ruin that towers above the rainforest
waiting for the sun
& it's warm glow.
Our jungle hut
The jungle floor was covered with spiders when we went for our early morning (4am) hike
Tuk Tuk to Flores
Breakfast in Flores
Driving around the Maria Elena market with eyes wide open
Learning about land lines & pay phones
I couldn't resist
(I have a similar one of Cecilia in Costa Rice 5 years ago)
Swimming under gorgeous skies
Birthday boy & his sweet loving sis
Passing time while waiting for dinner
Our dock in Caye Caulker
Our accommodations in Caye Caulker- note little boy peeing in the ocean:/
New friends, dance party and a boat motor- what more do kids need?
Local school where we donated a stack of science books
This is how we rolled around the island.
The kids were THRILLED!
Heading to the boat with our backpacks
One last swing before we go home....