We havent been camping since Puerto Rico! It was high time to pull our our camping stuff before it got completely overgrown with mold (yuk!) and stop making excuses, push chores to the side for the weekend and head up to Goat Hill. We discovered this little serene spot a couple of months ago and knew this would be the first place we would go camping. From here you can see the whole St. Croix - and being one of the highest peaks on the island, its perfect for watching sunrise and sunset, and listening to nothing but the waves...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Yep, no more working Monday-Friday for me anymore. My client base is starting to grow and my existing clients are asking more of me which is great - I couldn't ask for anything more!
Geoff and I had a big, busy day last Saturday. One of the businesses I have been doing a couple of projects for has asked me to set up and manage their e-Bay store, starting off with selling approximately 130 items. First we needed to sort through everything in one of the many storage rooms before we could start taking photos and if it wasnt for Geoff's help, I'd still probably be there! What a big task!
Here a couple of pics of some perfume and one of (many!!) watches we took...and me, busy sorting everything :-)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Just received the news that our anti-bullying video "Born this Way" has gotten over 6,800 hits on Youtube, not to mention all the Facebook views! Our director has now been invited to Arizona to assist with an upcoming documentary "Bullied to Silence"! Who knew that such a little clip could make such an impact?!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
We had to remove a lot of our dying plants after all the storms, and have now planted some new ones...
- Grape Tomatoes
- Purple Basil
- Birdseye Chilli (Thai Chilli)
The last pic is of a baby eggplant..I love to see how they develop from a beautiful purple flower to an eggplant in just a couple of days!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
We did a little half-day tour with an old friend of ours, Ronaldo into the beautiful mountains on Sunday morning. We stopped at a couple of little towns and went for a stroll, ate some local food (the last pic is of Geoff and I eating an icecream scoop - out of a plastic bag!) and went of the search of some caves...which we never found. But like the saying goes, "The Ride Makes it All Worthwhile"...
I love this photo above and the contrast between the very old wall (approx 500 years old), the somewhat old (Banco Popular, approx 100 years old) and the new Brewery, approx 1 year old.
This photo of the fountain is amazing..if you zoom in, you can see almost every drop of water
The fountain is reaching for the sun!
Taking a much needed break from all the walking and photo shooting
Isla Verde Beach Resort... we got so lucky with booking our room. If you havent already, check out Hotwire.com... its a website where you enter all your preferences when booking a room, pay the price they ask and then only afterwards it reveals where your accommodation is! It is a gamble, but it worked out in our favor! We got this room for half the regular rate, and somehow when we checked in, we got bumped up to VIP status and had wine, cheese and crackers brought to our room, as well as casino and cocktail vouchers!
The last couple of pics were taken early Sunday morning, at sunrise.. I love the last photo where you can see the reflection of the sunrise in the windows of a nearby building.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
These beautifully decorated buildings will always intrigue me. I love how much effort goes into each one.
Kite-flying is a Saturday afternoon favorite for the whole family!
I love this photo. It sums up exactly what it means to be a kid - carefree and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
We decided to get away for Geoff's birthday this year and took a mini-trip back to where we used to live - Puerto Rico. It was actually really nice to see the place through the eyes of a tourist, and armed with our new camera, it was a good opportunity to take some 'test pictures'. The vibrant colors and landmarks makes Old San Juan the perfect photo opportunity!
Whilst we were here we also visited the world-acclaimed Bodyworlds exhibit, which was absolutely breathtaking. For those who havent heard of it, check out: