Our story began 6:00 a.m. when we call the rest of our group and they say.."Our flights have been cancelled!!!" We thought they were kidding but nooooo. So the 4 of us get to the airport, check in, and our flight leaves on time. (We flew through Dallas and the other 8 couples flew through Atlanta.) We arrive in Belize on Sat. Feb. 13, 2010. I'm sure it will never be the same!!!!
The other couples caught a flight to Houston and then on Sunday flew to Belize. They arrived a day late but at least everyone arrived safely. (Cancelled flights, lost luggage, boat rides, puddle flights....etc...etc.) There were a total of 22 people in our total group!!!!!!
Stephen, Cory, Julie and I took a puddle jumper to the island of San Pedro where we made our home for the week. The first night was kinda crazy because we were all glad that we were there....the 3rd night we had some local ladies cook for us. The food was awesome!!!! Stephen liked the chicken type stew over coconut rice but my favorites (can't just have one!) were the fish w/ vegetables and the lime salsa!
After the ladies cooked for us, we went into town...picture this.....22 people on 4 golf carts!!!! We felt like Fred and Wilma Flintstone! Since it was Mardi Gras, the locals have a tradition of throwing paint to celebrate.....well we gave new meaning to "painting the town"! This picture was taken just as someone was throwing paint at our group....It was the most fun I have had in a very long time!!!!
We spent our days by the pool and one morning we all ( or most of us...) went snorkeling....we saw a sea turtle.....oodles of fish and we got to touch a nurse shark! (It felt like sand paper, which surprised me!)
These are just a FEW of the highlights......tune in for the next chapter soon!!!!