|Bed at midnight. Up at 6. Scarf down breakfast. Rush onto shuttle to airport.|
Need I say more?
|Waiting to get onto our plane at Charlotte-Douglas|
Katie-"Im a GIRL! Lets photodocument EVERYTHING!"
Grayson- "If that woman takes ONE more picture..."
|Mommy and I waiting to board :D|
HAHA! Speaking of boarding airplanes... You HAVE to click on this link sometime and hear what Brian Regan has to say ab this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17PEUZvoxho You will CRY from laughing so hard!!
|Looks like someone was EXCITED!|
I can't take him anywhere...
|Ready to go faces...|
|My face was cropped out of the first...unacceptable|
|Filling out customs and immigration forms|
|Tee hee... Look at my name... 'Katie Smith' Has yet to get old.|
AND each FAMILY gets one blue customs forrm. Notice Grayson and I shared one. We're family.
Oh, the things that tickle 'newlywifeys' ;)
|Floating somewhere above the West Indies...|
Katie- "I just...want to lay out...on that white sand..by that blue water.."
Grayson- "Snorkle, snorkle, snorkle...FISH ...snorkle, snorkle"
our first view of Caymanian shoreline...
|Sailing into Georgetown|
Look at da harbor!!
|Mommy's so EXCITED! Hehehe|
SO IS EVERYONE
The steel drums playing outside just beckon you in
'Welcam to de islan mon!'
|Mommy and Garrett getting off|
|So stinking excited to be here!|
Its been way too long!
|Look at tha lil chiken things that were just running around |
outside where we were getting our rental cars!!!! HA!
|HE JUST HOPPED UP THERE!! |
When I travel, I usually get that 'country come to town' feeling
but def felt like a city girl at how much these chickens made me LAUGH!
Yup, Cayman Islands are a British colony, so...
its RIGHT side of the car, LEFT side of the road
|Garrett and Daddy|
Eating lunch at our FAVORITE casual restaurant in Georgetown... Cimboco!
|Hurley's grocery store!|
When my Grandpa and Grandma Wilson lived on the Island back in the 80's they were good friends with the owner/founder Hurley Merren.
Mama even learned how to water ski off the back of his lil boat :D
|If you know Grayson Michael Smith...Or his father, Michael Grady Smith...|
You know those boys DONT do heat
Lets just say this was Grayson's "I'm sweating and I DONT LIKE IT" face
Many more of these faces were made during the extent of the trip.
|We were so tripped out by these lil fish!|
YES-they are real
AND YES- they were for sale
|Holdie usually picks 'good-humored' fights with Daddy, anytime anyplace|
This was probably just before or after one
"Wanna go old man??"
|"gasp" The beautiful, bright "poinsienna" trees that just drip down over the road... they're Mama Becky's FAVORITE|
|Aren't they gorgeous? You really won't see them anywhere near Georgetown. This is on the way to where we were staying on the other side of the Island in Bodden Town.|
|Just pulled in...|
Taking a just a moment to 'take in' the quiet exotic beauty and to imagine all the amazing fun about to be had!
He wanted a coconut.
I told him no.
Susan, I had to pop his butt for it.
|Oh my gwah- ecstatic!! Were finally here!|
|Ahhh... da purdy blue ocean|
|You BET we could not WAIT to get our gear on to head out here and snorkle!|
Of all the dozens of places we've been, this place behind our lil villa has to be one of the top places to snorkle!
|The main hotel part of Turtle's Nest Inn|
We stayed in the villa's in the previous picture :)
|Mama and Garrett|
So happy to be here!!
Unloading the cars really quick- but DEF not unpacking yet because that crystal blue water is beckoning us to come SNORKLE!!
|Another one of the Inn's critters- MANGO!|
He was such a happy, playful mess! We fell in love with him!
|Sweet mango puppy :D|
MEGA props to Lauren Faison and Ellen Long for helping me get through all the technical difficulties of BLOGGING today- I swear this thing has a mind and a will of its own sometimes...
...to be continued...