Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I meant to think about the garden. Really, I did.

It's good to be back, but now that garden really needs my attention. If only it would plant AND weed itself. The same goes for laundry.

This was a last minute trip (and an amazing deal) - due to Ty's medical conditions, that's the only kind of trip we take. When he was really sick, we didn't go anywhere together for a couple of years--one of us was always home with him. I think we've travelled more this year than we have in the past 18 years combined.

My side of the family (my parents, brother and sisters and spouses) is trying to plan a trip to New Zealand this Fall, and it would be really nice to go - especially since it's where my dad grew up. But it's so far away, it's hard to plan on it. I keep thinking something will come up with Ty and jinx the whole deal (and then I will have to watch him go through more pain and heartache). I hate that I'm superstitious that way.

Anyway, I was a little distracted (from thinking about the garden).

And for that matter, so was Mr. O.

Both by the scenery above

and below the surface of the ocean

The shoreline -

The volcanoes

The sunsets-

The aquatic life!

And all the color - EVERY where

Can you believe the scenery?

I love this shot.

Note the crew lifeboat drill

Hands down - the most beautiful part of our trip

Rain forest (those vines are actually roots from plants attached to the tree branches - who knew?)

Did I mention the sunsets?

And the food was to. die. for.
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to where we were?


Shawn said...

I'm so jealous!!! The water looks like Jamaica, but the houses look like Mexico? Or the Caribbean?

Sure was beautiful---love the pictures!

athena said...

how fun! and you deserved every bit of it!! let's see. a cruise? to cozemel

Loralee and the gang... said...

I really have no idea.

~j. said...

PR. I saw lots of those flags when I was growing up in NY.

Mrs. Organic said...

We started off in PR, and visited 6ports in the Western Caribbean. We had rain for three days, but when the sun came out, it was gorgeous!

Up in Bubbles said...

Oh wow does that look like so much fun and so pretty.
My husband just went on a cruise but left me home. Is that just some random snake from the road? It looks pretty scary. Oh that water looks so beautiful and clear. Where exactly are yo in these photos? I might need to plan a trip here. I hope you are coming to New Zealand it wouldn't be as fun without you.

Mrs. Organic said...

You should take this cruise - it stops at 6 different ports (and embarks/debarks from Puerto Rico). Go next year at the end of April - you'll love it.

St. Thomas
St. Lucia
St. Kitts

Tebbs Family said...

Good for you! I'm glad you could get away... you deserve it more than most!

Nancy Face said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you that you got to go! :)

Heffalump said...

Someplace Pirates like to go?
D and I will probably never get to go on any kind of vacation more than one night together. You are lucky to have people that are willing to help you with your kids so that you can go on trips like that!
It looks like you had a lovely time!

Mrs. Organic said...

Heff - we certainly are, there's no way we could get away without our family's support. I just wish we could do it more often than once in 10 years (listen to me whine...)

Summer said...

I don't know where you are but it looks divine!

Emma J said...

So good to see you guys looking so happy and relaxed in such a beautiful place. I'm glad you got to go!

And why would you ever get in trouble for fully enjoying the joys set before you? I think we only get in trouble when we refuse to rejoice when we could.

Mrs. Organic said...

I thought I'd get in trouble for posting Mr. O's snake pic.

The Family G said...

What an awesome trip! I'd love my husband to take me on a spontanious cruise! Oh, I hope, hope, hope you get to go to New Zealand with your whole family. Keep me updated.