Saturday, May 30, 2015

{Vacation Journal} Relax Refresh Renew

My husband travels a lot and always has over and through the years that we've had children. Sometimes I feel I parent alone, other times he has to parent via telephone, but all that travel adds the consoling benefit of providing points: airline and hotel.

When we have enough banked, we get together as a family and enjoy every moment melting away the sacrifice of times apart.

This trip, Craig picked the Cayman Islands to relax and renew our family bonds for the celebration of Max's college graduation. Maybe our last family trip of all eight of us together ..? So we wanted it to include things we love together as a family- water and water sports surrounded in beauty.
Some of us scuba dived, snorkeled, kayaked, rode wake boards and jet skis, biked to Hell, Turtle Farm and around Georgetown, swam in ocean and pool, swam with dolphins and turtles, shopped, relaxed, laughed, all together! 

Warning- family vacation photo overload favorites from the trip:- with more posts to come.

We stayed at the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort on Seven Mile Beach. It is a perfect place for a family vacation, safe,clean, friendly, beautiful, with so many things to do.
It is expensive. And there is an exchange rate from the Cayman dollar to US of rate of 1.22.

The staff is excellent. We were treated so well by the doormen, the maids, the servers and especially the "teachers" who run the children's program.
My older girls rode the resort's bike up to the Turtle Farm, over twelve mile round trip.
Craig and I walked for miles after a late dinner in Georgetown.
We rode bikes to snorkeling sites, all without any negative incidents, just the learning curve of cars driving on the wrong side of the road.

Here we are, by the Grace of God, we are all Relaxed, Refreshed and Renewed!


  1. Beautiful!!!!!
    Love your family time, my friend...
    Thanks for sharing this special time!

  2. Just sounds so relaxing! and a wonderful time to be together before Max heads off to begin his career. Beautiful family pic:)

  3. Oh how wonderful!!!! What a treasure...this family trip...all the special moments. An absolute blessings, and I am so happy for y'all that the chance was there and was acted upon.