Thursday, April 10, 2014

Belize Spring Break! Adventures of Moms and Teens Days 5 and 6

Day Five:

So our adventures continue on our island paradise! The wind was howling and the sea was pretty rough on Monday so our diving was canceled. Tuesday it was unbelievably calm and out we went. Jenny J. had her first open water dive while Drew, Jennifer and I dove. Kris, Jenny B. and Molly all snorkeled with us. The pool work didn't go too well for Molly so she decided to try snorkeling to get her "sea legs" first. (pun intended haha!)

early morning in Belize... beautiful

Couple of errands first - gotta stop at Maria's fruit stand and get the islands best fruit, produce and her fresh squeezed juices! She will make whatever kind of juice you want to order!

Off we go to the dock to load up, check equipment and head out for our dive!

Junior Tillet - the island's most fabulous instructor giving Jenny her lesson and dive brief

Getting ready to go

Drew is a working man this week working for Junior during his Rescue course and to get some free diving!

Venancio (Junior) Tillet - Maya God of Scuba Divers!

Heading to the dive site

snorkelers getting ready to go in

Nice hair Jennifer!

These little fishes like to bite!

There's a flounder in there... see it?

Here's Jenny on her first open water dive!
She did great!

The kids and me!

little stingray

Ancient Mayan artifact found???

Hmmmm.... maybe not

Off we went later in the day to walk Saga doggies! Pilot LOVES to go swimming!

They are SO happy to get out of the kennels, get some attention and go for a walk on the beach and a swim!

After the walk we ended up with an unexpected addition to our little travelers group! Meet Oliver Johnstone, the sweet little Saga puppy headed home with us on Saturday! Who can resist this face?! Certainly not any of us!

After the dog walking Jen, Kris, the three girls and I all had massages in a cabana over the water while Drew went diving in the afternoon. Did we miss anything opting out of diving???


check out this amazing video!

Aaaaack! Drew's amazing footage diving with dolphins! 20 years of diving and I've never experienced anything like this. I'm sick with jealousy!!

Day Six!

With day six came a few more adventures starting with a morning dive for Drew, Jenny and me. Jenny was doing dives two and three of her open water course!

Dolphins??? Yeah right. I think I saw a rock.

Back on the beach in the afternoon and helping the local economy via
purchases from this lovely Guatemalan woman!

Had to do the required beach feet pic! Drew had to use a panorama to get us all in!

View from my beach chair - doesn't suck!

Kris and little Oliver who was SO happy to see her after his bath and doggie day care at Pampered Paws!

Stopped for an afternoon snack of Pupusas - a Belizean fave! You can have them stuffed with chicken and cheese, beans and cheese, pork, seafood... you name it!


Back home for some more puppy playtime!

Sunset is early here and it is dark by 6 pm!

Another tough day in Belize!

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