Thursday, April 14, 2016
Just a pictures from out trip to the Bahamas! We had a great time, and LOVED snorkeling with the fish. Luke was not a fan of the dolphins, but everyone was happy to touch and kiss it! It was a great break from the cold and I am ready for another Caribbean vacation!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
We are headed home today. Going to church in Deer Lake (about an hour from Woody Point), then on the road back home. We will miss this very simple place. It has been a wonderful escape from our normal life. I feel like we have gone to a magical place where people do not lock their doors, you need to get in your boat and go fishing for your dinner, at least the locals do, but we foreigners stop at the local grocer and bought chicken. The people that live there permanently know each other and on Sat evening get together at the Legion Hall. We could let the kids walk down to the water to play and look for sea life. Once the kids went to bed Paul and I would sit on the front porch with a drink and talk while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. It was so quiet and peaceful. There would be an occasional dog bark, usually ours, but for the most part you never heard any noise. It was a great vacation.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The weather had been saying it was going to rain all week, well today it finally did. We spent most of the day in the house playing card games and just playing. At around 2:00 the kids wanted to go look for souvenirs. After we had found a souvenir for each of the kids we came home then walked into town for some ice cream. The rains had pretty much stopped, still an occasional mist. After dinner the kids went back to the beach where they played in the water and after Nathan begging the girls to jump off of the drainage pipe into the stream, Kayla found the courage and did it. They all eventually did it, but it took that first brave person for everyone to feel it was OK.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Time for a real hike! We hiked up over 1,000 vertical feet (there were some pretty steep sections) and we were huffing and puffing some of the way, but the kids did really well and did not complain. Well, except when Reagan would let us know ‘I am tired”, every 50 feet on the way up. It was a workout, but once we got to the top it was a beautiful panoramic view of Bonne Bay and The Tablelands and the wild blueberries were ready to be picked so we had a snack of granola bars and wild blueberries. Coming down was a lot easier and we saw some moose tracks, no moose, just tracks. After lunch we asked the kids what they wanted to do since they were so good about going on the hike with us and they wanted to go back to the “sea glass beach”. We played there for a few hours then went home for dinner after which the kids went down to the beach by the house to play in the water. The girls enjoy playing in the water while Nathan scouts the water for crabs, which he usually finds a few, tonight he found a lobster as well. It was a little one so we released it back into the water.