DH's Caribbean cruise (pics)

youreitFebruary 10, 2007

He has returned, and I thought I'd share some of the (hundreds of) pics he took. Due to my dial-up issues, I'll just post a couple links at a time. :)

Brenda

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sheepco(MN z4)

Alright! Can't wait to see more Brenda!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 8:51AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

MAN!!! I can smell the whacky weed on the Rastamon Welcoming Committee all the way over here! 8-)

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 9:50AM
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comettose(7)

Dat be kool - them be real barrel drums mon!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 11:22AM
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youreit

LOL! I be jammin' now!

, capital of Antigua, on Bishopsgate St. (lady in pink is telling them where they can go...:D)

...so they went to .

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 9:48AM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

More! More! More!!!!

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 10:09AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

Ummmmm.... isn't it a cardinal sin to paint a Catholic church PINK?!?! If not, it should be!

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 10:11AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

MORE! MORE!! MORE!!!

:-)

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 10:11AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

LOL Semper.

When we had a home on St. Kitts we'd just tell people we live in the orange house in Birdrock. EVERYONE knew exactly where we were! The house was painted orange and turquoise! It was easily spotted from planes landing at the airport. Good thing the Goosi were not making their runs down there, ehh?

It is a beautiful Church isn't it? Maybe the colour makes it easier to find? Or to give directions like " We live a quarter mile down the street from the Pink Church".

C3D

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 9:42PM
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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Cabin fever!!!

More photos! Colors! Sunshine! Help!

Here is a link that might be useful: no caribbean for me

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 9:18AM
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youreit

Awww, you guys are sweet. I know the pics aren't that exciting yet, but I hope to find some more that are relative to the area. :)

That's funny, I didn't even notice the color of the church, until I had to look up the name of it. (DH wasn't real good about keeping track of the photo IDs...) I'm sure my brain was thinking "tropical climate equals funky-colored buildings," or something like that. LOL Kind of like your house on St. Kitts, Chicka! Now, if I had a house that color here, I'd probably get fined or something. LOL

These next pics are of another church, but for the life of me, I can't find which one online. DH seems to remember a local guy saying it's the oldest one on Antigua (302 years old, he thinks), so I'm thinking it might be St. Paul's Anglican in Falmouth, but I'm not sure about that.

(I asked DH if those were headstones! "I don't know...." *sigh*...oh, TinyPic cut them off, but you can barely see one at the bottom...)

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 9:33AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Awwwwwwww ......... Fantastic pictures Brenda and Brenda's DH!

Here's our orange and turquoise house in St. Kitts. (Doesn't exist any more though. :-( ) It's a scanned deteriorating Poloroid picture.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 6:27PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Great pix, keep 'em coming!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 6:39PM
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youreit

Oh, that's not so bad, Chicka! It looks similar to some of the beach houses seen here in Cali (color and style). Love those louvered windows that allow in the sultry breezes. :) What happened to the house?

I love seeing familiar animals in unfamiliar places. Why wouldn't Antigua have ? :D

This was merely in a looooong line of bar hopping....Can you tell DBIL is happy that refreshments are in his future? LOL

He joined Jean-Claude, their taxi driver, for a brewski (Wadadli, made right there on the island) . Jean-Claude was happy to report that not one accident has occurred on the island due to drinking and driving. In fact, he announced that drinking is encouraged, since it makes you drive better! (I'll walk, thanks...)

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 11:41AM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Our house in St. Kitts was gone with the wind of Hurricane Gilbert. :-( But we had a *LOT* of fun while there! Nice tans too. LOL!!! x 13!

Awwwwwww. Baby chickies! How adorable. That could be a Caption Contest contender. :-)

LOL! Looks like they painted the bar with the same stuff on our house. DBIL *DOES* look happy before getting in, doesn't he?!?!?

Hmmm. Drinking and driving? Hmmmm....

Great pictures! More please! ----> Pushy aren't I ?

C3D

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 7:05PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

DANG! That house looks like it belong in a Miami Vice set! Any pictures of Sir Nappy sporting a three day stubble, a mullet, espadrilles and loafers without socks, Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, no belts, unconstructed Italian blazers over tee shirts, linen pants... and of course, pastel colors?! :-)))

BTW, using man logic  is great... but I gotta say, Caribbean man logic is messed up. I would've walked too!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 9:51PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

I'm loving these! Great choice of subjects, I love seeing the locals (especially the chickens!). And what great colors - makes me want to go paint my house!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:09PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

"makes me want to go paint my house!"

(Using my best law-enforecement voice):

PUT THE PINK PAINT DOWN AND WALK AWAY!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:28PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Sir Nappy® with a mullet? GASP ! COUGH... Cough... ......THUD

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 10:30PM
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youreit

Those danged hurricanes, anyway. DH was hinting around about MOVING there (yeah, RIGHT!), and I immediately brought up the hurricane issue. "Oh, most of the coves are protected there." HA!

ANYBODY with a mullet? GASP ! COUGH... Cough...

....THUD....LOL

I'm waiting for the top-40 hit from Antigua, (Deputies on their break....?)

(Wish DH had taken a recording of her speech; I love their accents!)

(no pesky walls or rocks to get in the way of wading....)

was a beautiful enigma, almost like it's waiting for the performers to return and continue playing/dancing. Note the wonderful mural behind it...

(Not sure if some of these pics got cut off at the bottom....*growl*)

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 9:43AM
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fairy_toadmother

those goats remind me of jail "weekenders"

water is beautiful, brenda, and i love that old church.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 4:26PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

*Pulling out the smelling salt for C3D*

BUT WAIT! I *KNOW* for a fact all the cool dudes used to have them back in the 80's. AHEM!!!

CRAP! Did I just type that out loud?! Gotta go destroy some 25 year old evidence.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2007 at 10:15PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Love the goats, but all I could think of was having to "goat proof" all the plants you don't want them to eat!
I know they run loose on most of the islands, guess people just get over it :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2007 at 8:01AM
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youreit

LOL Yeah, Sarah, I've had goats do damage, too. They're brutal! But cute. :D

Men aren't the only cool ones who had mullets, Fi guy. I'm pretty sure I had mullets #2 & 6 at some point in the 80s. :D

- the happy cruisers were complaining about weak drinks they'd experienced so far on the trip (this being only day 4 of 10), so the bartender handed over the bottle and let them have at it. DFIL enjoys playing drink mixer...

They learned that the is originally from Australia. He holidayed in Antigua 7 years ago and decided to stay - bought a house and the bar. Good on ya, mate!

Jean-Claude informed the travelers that is owned by Eric Clapton. Rock on, dude!

(the white buildings in the foreground)

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 15, 2007 at 9:54AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

You, or your DH... rock on!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2007 at 11:19PM
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youreit

Thanks, Chicka! :D

Welp, we're going out of town for the weekend, so I'll leave you with some pics of blue water until I get back. It seems that DH took more than half the pics in Antigua, even though Grenada was his favorite. LOL

- so tempting...if I liked jumping off high cliffs into unknown waters, anyway. :)

I couldn't believe how the water appeared! I didn't fiddle with these pics at all...

Another pic of the Clapton's from .

Have a great weekend, and I hope the weather clears up for those east of here! (And don't forget the Daytona 500 on Sunday! :D)

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 16, 2007 at 10:31AM
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