Vacation Recap pt. 2

12 Mar

Yesterday in part 1, I began talking about our recent vacation to Turks and Caicos Islands. Lets pick up the story where we left off.

Upon arrival at our house for the week, we were greeted with a lovely outdoor patio, pool, and stunning house.

IMG_8540Usually when we all gather as family, we meet at my parents house in NY for Thanksgiving. There we squeeze into the house we grew up in that was built for 6, not 11. It always good to see family, but in this house we had enough space to sit, breathe and be.

B and I took the room overlooking the pool and settled in.

tandc8

This is what settling in looks like:

  • Reading one of my favorite books on the beach with my Ray-bans on
  • Tackling crossword after crossword while simultaneously listening to my nieces and nephew splashing around in the pool
  • Doodling in my sketch pad with my sharpies while lying around on my bed.

tandc9Our plan for the week was hanging out, making some good food and squeezing in an adventure or two if time permitted. I mean with all the relaxing how could you fit in snorkling at one of the most beautiful reefs in the world? or sport fishing? or visiting a cultural market? or diving for conch? or wandering around Iguana Island where the largest iguana we saw was 2.5 feet long?

And there I go giving away the rest of our week’s events. (more on that later)

Monday night we went out to dinner at a local dive called “Shark Bite.” They set us a nice table outside on the marina. I dressed up a little. After the pool-ocean-pool-ocean rotation for two days, it feels nice to have shampoo-smelling wet hair.

B wanted to take pictures on the beach. He’s such a talented photographer.

tandc10Pictures of me, our niece and the gorgeous sunset.

tandc11It was a breezy, beautiful and relaxing dusk.tandc12Stay tuned for tomorrow’s fishing adventures!

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