Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Turks and Caicos

Travis and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on June 8.  Earlier this year we decided to celebrate in a big way and we booked a trip to Turks and Caicos.  We stayed 8 nights and it did not disappoint.  We had a VERY relaxing time.  The beach was definitely one of the best and most beautiful beaches I've ever been to.  Two of our favorite people, Tim and Ashley Ming, met up with us a couple days after we arrived.  Most mornings the boys would get up early to go fishing and Ashley and I would ride bikes down to a little French bakery for breakfast.  Then we would meet up with the boys at the beach.  We really didn't do much other than relax on the beach and it could not have been more perfect.  I read several books and my speed reading husband read at least 8 books!  Travis also marked something off of his bucket list- he caught his first bonefish.  Of course his bucket list consists of catching certain fish!   Here are some pictures from the week...

Upon arriving and departure we used the truck stairs to get on and off the airplane.  We had to get a picture for all of our "Arrested Development" loving family members.  Watch out for hop ons! 

 Sarah in my daily position on the beach.  They had some small white plastic chairs that sat very low to the ground and Ashley and I would drag them down to the water and sit and read while the water washed over our legs.  It was perfection!

Travis and Tim's daily position on the beach- under their umbrellas!  Somehow, Travis still managed to get burned one day!

 The beautiful turquoise water!

It doesn't get much better than this!

 So beautiful!  And that is about how crowded our beach was!

 Tim and Ashley at dinner

 10 years and going strong!

 One night at dinner, this guy played live music.  It was hilarious.  He sang many different types of songs, but our favorites were the ones he had written himself.

Our view at lunch from the resort restaurant 

This was our beach looking from the resort 

 Travis and I enjoying drinks at the Manager's Cocktail Party

 A look at our resort

 We rented a car to get around because the taxi fares are quite expensive.  This was our awesome ride for the week- our Suzuki Swift!  They drive on the left hand side on the island they don't have any stop lights- they only have roundabouts.  I was a little nervous at first about us driving on the left hand side.  For the first couple of days we would constantly say, "To the Left" and "Give way" to help us remember where we needed to be!

Cruising in the Swift! 

Beach side dinner 

Enjoying a beautiful sunset 

Travis and his first bonefish 

Travis was super excited about his fish!

Crammed in the Swift heading back to the airport!

We had such a wonderful week and we couldn't have done it without the help of my Mom and Dad!  They kept the kids the whole time and spoiled them rotten.  The kids didn't even ask about us, if that tells you how much fun they were having.  

It was extremely hard to come back to real life.  I think we are starting to get back into the swing of things, but my backyard is no comparison to the view I had last week!

1 comment:

Fleming Family said...

Wow! Your pictures are great! That beach and water are unbelievable! We're so glad you got to take the trip and we had the best job in the world--keeping the kids!


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