52 Tuesdays Challenge #24 – Tropical

Welcome to week 24 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tropical!

After all of these winter storms it’s time to sit back, relax and dream of sunny beaches! We made a trip to Grand Cayman last summer for July 4th and loved the family time and fun. Building sand castles and sea turtles, watching beautiful sunsets & sunrises, swimming with the sea turtles (and smiling fish). And we even got to hold the baby sea turtles! Enjoy a little escape to the islands!

 

Rum & Coconut How-To

We just came back from a fabulous vacation in the Turks & Caicos islands. We rented a cottage and three of our good friends, more like family, came along with us. We had a blast! So I wanted to share with you the how-to that my husband made with our good friend/brother-at-heart, Terry. Hope you laugh as much as I did!

Find a coconut

Find a coconut

cut off coconut

cut off coconut

coconut cut off

coconut cut off

cut top shell off coconut

cut top shell off coconut

core hole in coconut

core hole in coconut

hole in coconut

hole in coconut

drink some juice from coconut

drink some juice from coconut

fill coconut with rum

fill coconut with rum

coconut with rum complete

coconut with rum complete

share coconut with rum with friends

share coconut with rum with friends

 

Travel With Me beach series

Part of the Travel With Me! series

 

Cee’s Share Your World: Week 38

As always, I just love Cee’s challenges! These are my answers this week!

What were you most likely doing on this day when you were 12 years old?  Humpphh… this one makes me feel old b/c I can’t remember….but I likely was out riding my bike, playing with our dog or cats, or pestering my sister. And I’m not even going to share a photo of me at 12!!

If you could…photograph any scenery that you have seen before, what scene would you use?  I’m a Libra, too, so I can’t choose just one place. So I am torn between Venice and anywhere in the Caribbean. One of my favorite photos from Venice:

Torre dell'Orologio (© Tisha Clinkenbeard)

Torre dell’Orologio (© Tisha Clinkenbeard)

What is your favorite type of dog? One that loves and plays! Here are some photos of our two dogs: mommas helpermy Lily

Cee’s Share Your World: Week 37

Getting back into the groove on blogging again, I go back to one of my fav bloggers and this is one of her challenges: Share Your World Week 37!

Here are the questions and my answers:

 

What is your favorite outdoor activity? In the summer definitely hanging out in our swimming pool with my husband, a good book, our kiddos, and/or a good, cold beer and a cigar. Any combination works and if I can have them all at the same time I’m a happy lady! So here’s a peek at our “redneck” swimming pool:

july 4 pool partyFor those who might be confused it is in our very large pond and that wood you see at the bottom right is our pier. Works wonderfully! (photo courtesy of our neighbor).

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together? I’m totally a separated person except when it comes to mashed potatoes and boudain.

But I don’t have many photos of my meals so I’ll show you one of my favorite meals – my husband’s fantabulous ribs!

Hubby's ribs

 

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

I have to say the Caribbean. Beautiful water, lovely beaches, windsurfing, great food… I could go on.

dark octopus

st kits Carib meets Atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, last question, what household chore do you hate doing? Well, I’ll admit it- all of them!!!

Island: A Word A Week Challenge

Oh, how I love the islands! Nothing beats a sandy beach, the sound of the waves, some great snorkeling and a tasty pina colada or rum punch in my hand – and gotta add sharing it all with Hubby! Here are a few photos to share with you as part of the Word A Week Challenge hosted by A Word In Your Ear! 

These are from St Lucia, St Martin, and St Kitts. Enjoy!