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!

 

The Road Taken

In my travels there have been many, many roads taken – probably more taken than passed over…well, maybe… Nevertheless, one that came to mind is the highway 1 on the coast of California. I took it from Jenner up to Fort Ross one foggy Saturday and just fell in love with it. I wrote a post of the experience and shared one aspect of the trip with y’all. But for the Weekly Photo Challenge The Road Taken I wanted to share a couple of new pics for a different perspective of the road taken that day – highway 1. Enjoy!

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Turquoise: Where’s My Backpack

A color that has really grown on me the last couple of years is the color turquoise. You’ll find a bit more of it in my house. And now I see it more in my photos. One reason I may like it is that when the water is turquoise it is beautiful and that is usually what you see at the beach.

But for today – Where’s My Backpack Challenge Turquoise I am sharing a few photos from our honeymoon to Alaska back in 2010.

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Building in Vancouver, Canada

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Iceberg in Juneau, Alaska

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Totem poles in park on Vancouver Island

Post Chapel

While rummaging through my photos – electronically, of course -I found this door at such an angle that I really liked the color and the contrast. The door is to the Reno Q. M. Depot Post Chapel at Fort Reno, OK. Did you know it is right on Route 66? Here is a link to my blog on Fort Reno. 

So I am sharing it today as part of Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge.

Enjoy!

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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