Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Turks and Caicos - Travel, Swim and Chalk Sound

At the end of June we traveled to Turks and Caicos from Dallas for a week of fun and relaxing in the sun! This is our second trip as an extended family trip to T & C. One reason why we choose it is because it's a direct flight from Dallas and with 6 kids it's easier that way, second, it's beautiful and we have a house that we love to rent with staff that we love. There isn't a lot to do on the island so it truly is a relaxing vacation.

(My parents planned this as a celebration vacation of 1. Jonathan wasn't/isn't dead... 2. Jonathan finished Chemo celebration! We have a lot to celebrate!)

Day 1- Travel time with Henry and my dad.

 This is how Henry rolls.


By the time we arrived Henry was dead tired.

It was also getting late so we had a dive in the pool and dinner and started big the next day.

Kids have an internal alarm clock to wake up as early as possible on vacation. Lucy woke me up at 6 in the morning which was 5 Dallas time... She was dressed and ready to go.

 Our house is settled on the end of grace bay in the residential area of leewood. Interesting fact- Shaq stayed at the house we rent... so, every seat I would sit in I would announce that was Shaq's favorite seat!

So we went to the beach to watch the sun rise and to do some morning snorkeling.

 When we returned from the sea we were greeted by other early risers.

 And breakfast. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on the patio.

We spent the morning at the ocean.




 The sisters and I decided to run down to the Flamingo for a rum punch. It's the drink of the island and the Flamingo makes the best!


 We returned to some relaxing children.

And a snorkeling grandma.


 (my sister is the organic gluten free mom but on vacation it's whatever you want...

 Monday we ventured out to see Chalk sound. It's a short drive and beautiful to see. It's very shallow, 3 feet across and they say you could walk the distance from island to island...

I tried to walk it but was quickly sinking in the chalky sand. I was up to my knees before I knew it and had to get out- Also, once returned to our van I noticed a sewer smell, I was surprised to find out it was me... Note- Do not walk in chalk sound....

 But it sure was pretty! I working my way through pictures and plan to blog the rest throughout the week. This blog has always been my family's journal and I don't want to miss documenting events in our life!

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix it.

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