Monday, August 16, 2010

Vacation to Paradise

Three years ago, we went on a cruise with three other couples. My best friend and I began to kick around ideas of planning another trip, or, maybe one of the other couples brought it up, (stinkin' bad memory here) way another, I verbalized the thought of not cruising. I just wanted to fly somewhere and 'be'. I'd done that a few the Bahamas and Cancun. It was quite enjoyable.

So, said best friend says, 'Oh, my uncle has a place on the Turks & Caicos islands.'

Well, first, where in the world is THAT? It's about 80 miles north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Second, how much would it cost us to fly there? (Cheaper from Atlanta!!)

She contacted the uncle and voila! We had a booking for July!

This place has it's own I had some idea of what we would see...but my, my my...

A quick shot of our arrival to the house:

and the view from the back porch:

and my island look:

There's an island beyond the hammock in the photo above. We kayaked to the island and had a photo shoot.

Me and my super husband. This trip was a second honeymoon of sorts. Our 10th anniversary was just a few weeks after this trip. I love this man!

Just the girls...

Best friends
And...for an old bloggin' buddy who loves to see her name in the sand...

This trip was an AMAZINGLY relaxing vacation. It's not a real tourist-y destination. There's no Disney World. There's no historic must-sees (that I know of). And there is nothing but beautiful water and sun to enjoy.
Thank you, God, for the beautiful work you did creating this world!
P.S. This is my 600th post. I would've SO reached it sooner had I not turned into a bloggin' slacker!!


rthling said...

What a beautiful place to visit!
I'm only slightly jealous, because I have big plans in January. Meanwhile, I'll look at these fabulous pictures and dream...
(not of Donald!)

Aspiemom said...

Holy Mackerel!!! WOW!!! I am enthralled with the place, just looking at your pictures! Yes, I'm jealous - I haven't been on vacation for a couple of years now.

Congrats on your 600th post. For a special celebration, how about sending me to that wonderful place? lol

Aspiemom said...

You sent to the Wilds??? That's great!

JMBMOMMY said...

Amazing!!!! We are trying to plan our 15th wedding trip for next summer.....this looks perfect! Hmm.....

Doran & Jody said...

What a fantabulous trip!
Glad you had fun.

Amy said...

You are officially the favorite!!;0) Thank you so much for thinking of me. <3
And your pictures are GORGEOUS!! What a blessing of a trip.
(((BIG HUGS!)))