As I cleaned the cardboard out of the garage the kids confiscated a couple of boxes to turn into race cars.
Ready, Set, …
We started with one last swim in the pool. Colin insisted on a ponytail to match his sister’s.
Laura said a wistful good-bye to the ocean:
My tuckered-out boy nearly fell asleep in the car:
As we drove to the Cayman Motor Museum.
Where we saw all sorts of awesome cars, including…
Then we went for lunch and had one last gelato before heading to the airport.
Now we are just waiting to go home.
We have some pretty worn out kids, so our last full day was an easy one. We spent much of the day on the beach, snorkeling, or in the pool. Mid-afternoon we walked down the road to a local attraction called the Pirate Caves.
It was…underwhelming. But the kids were reasonably entertained for a brief time.
On our way to supper we took a quick stop at a local bird sanctuary. For a five minute stop we did pretty well – a little green heron, a little blue heron, a great egret, and a couple of warblers. Colin is using his binoculars here.
Tomorrow afternoon we fly back to real life!
We decided to check out a different beach today. We are thankful that the ice cream truck selling fresh homemade ice cream pulled up right after we arrived:
One of their top sellers is grape nut. I had to get a cone to report back to Dad – it was awesome.
We are thankful for adventurous spirits:
And we are thankful for warm safe places to rest our weary heads:
I don’t know who does the weather forecasting here, but we could handle these kinds of thunderstorms just about any day! You can see they really put a damper on our fun.
We went to the Botanic Gardens today and enjoyed some beautiful flowers, some nice birds, and the blue iguanas. We cooled off with ice creams at the end of our walk.
We hung out at our condo today. In the morning, Cliff and Laura went snorkeling while Colin and I built a sand castle. In the afternoon it was Colin’s turn for a snorkel while Laura and I played in the pool. We had two kids who could barely stay awake for their burgers and shakes!
Both our kids seem to have no problem relaxing on a boat. Here we are on a tour to Stingray City. Yes, we all touched the stingrays and went snorkelling as well.
At long last, vacation is here. We flew to Grand Cayman today. The trip is much shorter from Houston than it is from St. John’s!
We have returned to the Turtle Nest Inn. The beach is just as nice as we remember, and the local fish shack makes food that is just as tasty as we remember.
I got to have 2 dates for lunch today. It was potluck at school. Colin took homemade macaroni and cheese and Laura took roasted Brussel sprouts.