Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Trim

It seems spring weather has finally arrived and plans to stay. Which is a good thing since it's almost April. It was time for Ollie to get a trim since we had been letting his coat grow out since the fall to keep him warm through winter. 


And boy howdy did the groomer go to town on him with the clippers. He looks so different without his longer shaggy coat, more a shorn sheep than a Cairn. But he'll appreciate the shorter hair as the temps continue to climb 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Break 2014

We had a BLAST for spring break. The traveling to and fro was a nuisance, but the resort experience made the commute well worth it.

In search of a Caribbean location with no drunken college kids or hordes of cruise ship passengers, our travel agent recommended the Turks and Caicos Islands. Settling on Providenciales, we stayed at a resort right on Grace Bay. 




Above is the husband relaxing on the lounger of our lanai, enjoying the mild temps and ocean sounds. It was really expensive, but really beautiful. 



They did indeed have cheeseburgers on the menu in our little bit of Caribbean paradise, but we opted to sample the local conch fritters. 

One of our favorite activities was a full day excursion on a catamaran for some snorkeling, shelling and just general chillaxin'.



We also visited Iguana Island. The college coed leaned in for the National Geographic shots…


…while the 7th grader practically climbed her daddy when one of the resident iguanas cast his eye her way.


Here are two videos of the girls, the younger one snorkeling and the older one cutting a rug with the locals running our tour.

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And a few final pictures of paradise. We had such a great time that we're thinking we need to give another Caribbean location a try for spring break next year. I think we could all grow accustomed to an annual dose of island time.