So, the trip. First of all I have to say, I LOVE scuba diving. Second of all, to travel with no kids, no strollers, no bottles, no kid snacks or toys for the airplane, no diapers, wipes (you get the picture), is enough in itself an exceptional treat. But Dave talked me out of bringing my big camera too. So I'm telling you, it was like I was floating through that airport with nothing but a backpack on my back. I could NOT stop telling Dave how weird it felt to be so "weightless." Going through the security was a piece of cake with no sleeping babies to have to wake up to take out of the stroller and try to juggle on your hip along with a big camera bag while you try to maneuver folding up the stroller, getting it on the x-ray machine, taking off your belt, shoes etc. and having to pack it all up again at the other end. At the moment I stuck nothing but my bag on the security belt and walked through with no beeps or babies I knew we were in for a great trip. You can tell we were pretty excited.We went on this trip with some great friends, the Farnsworths, and four other couples we didn't know before we left. We loved hanging with the Farnsworths and getting to know these other great couples (Osbornes, Hatfields, Collins and Frosts). Most of them have teenage kids and I loved picking their brains for good parenting ideas. They were also awesome scuba divers and made me feel so much more relaxed with the dives. They had under-water cameras and I'll have to post those pictures later (they're on Dave's computer which is out of batteries). More info. on amazing dives then.
We drove around the island two times to check out the beaches. Aqua blue water, white sand...it was paradise. The first time we rented scooters and the second time we rented a red bug. Here's our scooter shadow. One of the guys we were with lost his leg in a boating accident when he was young. He was so amazing with his prosthesis, through scuba diving with one fin to great tricks on the scooter...a great beach lunch place on the tip of the island