Friday, August 17, 2018

Turks & Caicos Day 4...

This was our very last day at Turks. We were sad for it to come, but we did our very best to live it up while we could! Remi's one and only request on our trip was to go fishing. This boy loves to fish and fishing in the ocean is something he had yet to do. So of course, we made it happen. We woke up early, made a quick stop at the grocery store for some donuts and granola bars and headed straight to the Marina.

The boat that took us fishing was amazing! We spent the morning casting, reeling in and snagging some pretty good fish! Remi wanted to do it all. Bait his hook, cast and real it in- he really is my true little fisherman. I think Roen got a bit seasick because his tummy was upset the entire time we were on the boat. However, our captain was able to get a few fish on the line and then let Roen reel them in so that he could get in on the fun too.

I think the highlight of the fishing trip was when Remi hooked a Barracuda. It fought him hard, but little booger never gave up and got a 3 foot Barracuda up into the boat. He was so proud!

















Reeling in his Barracuda...



This was his face right after reeling it in... I can't think of anything that would make this boy happier!













My little Roen fell asleep on the boat ride back with an upset tummy...







We loved our captain and first mate...



After our fishing adventure, we headed back to the beach where we had lunch and spent the day building sandcastles, snorkeling and soaking up our last day of paradise...







Later that evening, we cleaned up and walked a few blocks to Caicos Cafe where we had an island version of Italian cuisine. We sat out on the patio with the the breeze blowing the palms, trying our hardest not to think about having to go home the next day.





I have a feeling we will be back to Turks & Caicos many times over... a place that beautiful is almost addicting!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Turks & Caicos Day 3...

On our third day, we planned a couple of little outings so that we had a good balance of beach and adventure. We started our morning with breakfast and pool again. After filling our bellies, we snorkeled and played around at the beach until our boat came to get us.












Fish Hook drink



Later that morning, we all went parasailing. This was the boys second time to go and they loved it just as much as they did the first time. To keep the weight balanced, they had little Roen dangling up in front of us like a little bird. We had a blast!







After parasailing we were dropped off right in our own little spot and we stayed there all afternoon. We snorkeled, swam, built sand castles, got thread braided into our hair by the local women and of course, I had more fish tacos...








Oh this afternoon, Remi caught another sea critter in his net. At first glance, this sea urchin looked like a coconut at the bottom of the ocean- or at least that is what Kyle told Remi. So Remi dove down to get it only to be stung by it's pokies. Once he grabbed his net, he was able to retrieve it safely and bring it to shore for us all to see. Once again, Remi returned the urchin back where he found it once he was done inspecting it...









After an afternoon on the beach we loaded up and did a little horseback riding on the island. We each got our own horse, a little lesson on how to handle them and then we saddled up and let the horses take up riding through the shore waters. It was fun and something we had never done! My horse's name was Patches and he was an old sweet soul!



























This was the one and only night we skipped dinner plans and had room service bring us food up to the room. We were all tired from riding and were ready to get the kids to bed so we just relax! We had some pretty great adult time, sitting on the balcony, salty breeze and the waves the perfect baack ground noise to another incredible day!