Thursday, May 3, 2018

Great Vacation with my Guys

Home Sweet Home and we're all feeling super accomplished.

Lazy Day in Paradise

Candy and I hung at the pool all morning while the guys completed their final dives. After lunch at Morritt's, we all drove to Rum Point for some sightseeing and a drink. It was back to the East End for happy hour In the pool before dinner at The Italian Kitchen. Loads of fun on our last day in Grand Cayman.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

27 Miles on a Rusty Huffy

With the guys out for a big boat dive Tuesday afternoon and Candy off to the spa, I took a bike from Morritt's and ended up riding on a fun adventure. After a few stops along the way, Rum Point was the end of the road.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Killing the Day

It was a beautiful sunrise on the east end. The guys had a 9am dive scheduled Monday near Seven Mile Beach, so Candy and I ventured along for the ride.

Still down with my cold, I was comforted by an amazing cup of "Feel Good" tea at South West Collective. Candy and I then browsed the shops, looking at plenty of diamonds and souvenirs with day trippers from the cruise ship in port.

We greeted our divers back at the fun dive vibe shop and enjoyed a terrific lunch at Rackhams in town.

After a harrowing ride of roundabouts and right-side-driver mayhem, a fun tasting of rum and distillation tour left us laughing like crazy at Cayman Spirits Co.

We made a nice pasta dinner at the condo and bed early. Exhausting!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Same Old, Same Old

It's all about sun, sea, food and drink in Grand Cayman. All you can eat lobster was on the menu for Saturday night at Morritt's.

The divers had a leisurely Sunday morning before heading out to Sunset House for a shore dive to see the bronze beauty, a 9 foot mermaid statue down 55 feet. Will said it was his all time favorite dive so far.

Saturday's lunch at Eagle Ray's Dive Bar lead us to Tukka's for Sunday dinner. We enjoyed waterside dining under the flip-flop tree and the pink full moon.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Off to Grand Cayman

Home only a few days and nursing the worse cold in recent memory. The neighbors planned a dive trip with us to Morritts Resort in the Cayman Islands. Will planned his vacation time accordingly and off we went.

We loaded up the plane with gear for fun and sun. It was a beautiful flight in the Bonanza. My first trip in the little plane in years. It was fun flying over Marco, the Florida Keys and Cuba. Quick and easy! The guys were diving within hours of our departure.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hudson’s 7th

We had fun in Bergen County in honor of Huddy's birthday celebration Sunday afternoon. Friends, Pat and Glenn, took us to Angeloni's in Caldwell for an Italian feast before checking into TYRP in beautiful downtown Newark for our last night in NJ.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Giant Lobster

Seven and a half pounds actually. Delicious meal prepared by Kristy and Chris.
Livin' it up as usual.

NJ Shore with Family

Eating our way down at the shore with kids. Off the Hook in Highlands for lunch Friday. David Burke's new Drift House in Sea Bright for dinner. Inlet Café in Highlands for Saturday lunch. All yummy with great views of the Atlantic.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fun with Wee Ones in Allendale

Next stop in NJ: a spring day with Huddy and Nix.

Respite in Summit

Patty took great care of us at her amazing B&B in NJ.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mac & Cheese for 40

It's been a month since my return from Finland. I'm happily enjoying people and places at home before the next getaway. There's lots of golfing, wining and dining to fill the spring days. The population is thinning out here in SWFL. Here's a silly movie I made on my iPhone to keep my Blogagerie visitors entertained. Enjoy :D

Thursday, March 15, 2018

We’ve Seen the Lights

Still pumped from Monday and Tuesday's Aurora adventure, we leisurely departed Lapland for Helsinki.

The big city was cold and windy as we whipped around the market and FlyXD Helsinki movie before dinner at Krog Roba.

The gaggle of eight gals said bittersweet goodbyes in the Hotel Haven lobby. The party is over, we've seen the lights and Thursday's flights home were looming.

What a great journey into the arctic.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Magical Lights

The girls split into groups early in the day. I went on a 7+ mile hike with a few friends. Fresh and beautiful crisp air. Tuesday night presented the all elusive Northern Lights! Another fabulous day in the Arctic.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monday’s Clear Skies and Lights

The sun made its first appearance of the trip on Monday, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing beauty right outside our door. We just knew the clear night would include some Northern Lights. And we were right!

After husky sledding, we gathered in the smoke sauna for some hot conversation and lots of laughs. We then made our way to the West Village for dinner. Before dessert, it was if someone yelled "FIRE!" The restaurant cleared out as word spread of the Aurora lights in the sky. There were lights; not spectacular, but lights nonetheless. The hunt continued back at the East Village until we all got too cold to continue our search. Super fun day!

Husky Sledding

Monday. The best day ever.