Thursday, March 19, 2009

A few more from Curacao

Here are a few more from our trip. But they're actually in the wrong order! Sorry! The kids learned to snorkel while we were there. For months BayLea has been talking about snorkeling and wanting to try it. So the ocean on our resort was a PERFECT place to snorkel, we thought we'd try it. At first it was really hard, mostly getting the gear on her correctly so that it wouldn't leak. She got frustrated and decided that she needed to be six to snorkel. So Jery and I went out and there were soooo many beautiful fish that I decided she needed to try it again. She was up for it, so we got the stuff on her again and she took to it right away! She loved the fish, and saw many different kinds, as well as lots of brain coral, that she was fascinated with. As we were swimming along, I looked up and here comes Breccan, just like a little pro. It seemed like it was nothing for him to snorkel. So this is something we'll look forward to doing as a family in the future!

On the day that we drove to the beach Cas Abao, we stopped at a little restaurant. As we were sitting there eating, these college kids got out on the ledge and before we knew it, they had jumped from the cliff! It was about 30 to 35 feet high. So we though Jery should do it too. He was totally up for it (you would have NEVER got me to do that). I didn't get a very good picture of him doing it, showing the height he was at when he jumped, because he thought I said I was ready and I wasn't! But this is what I got! The picture below is of him jumping and the one above is him in the water.

Mom and me on the ledge where we ate.

This is the town of Punda behind us. The town was totally cute. According to the tour guide, at one time all the buildings were painted white at one time. The govenor was always getting headaches from the glare and decided from then on all the buildings needed color. So this is what you get now. It's beautiful. The colors are crazy...houses painted pink and green, red and blue, so many different colors. I cannot picture that happening in the states, but here it looked so cool!

This is the floating pontoon bridge. When a ship needed to go by, the bridge was moved to the side. A motor of some sort moved it, but the bridge itself is on it floats to the side for the ship to pass by. The part of town behind Mimi, Jery and the kids is Otrabanda, which means 'the other side'. We would have liked to spend more time in the town, but it's hard with the kids.

This is Punda.
A totally cool wall in an alley way in Punda.

On this particular day we had gone to the SeAquarium. We took a taxi from there to town to eat. When we got out of the taxi, this window/wall is what we saw. Breccan says "What's that for?" I said "I don't know". He says, "That's for the Teletubbies!" It looks just like the doorway to the Teletubbies house!

The SeAquarium. I love these little ocean aquariums in small areas. You can get up close to things, like the dolphin show. This was a little glass bottom boat thing that you could see the fish. I totally love this picture of us!

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