Three Kids and a Dog

Monday, April 03, 2017

Turks and Caicos 2017 - Part 2

After we decided to leave the airport without our stroller (which we still do not have back), we made our way to the car rental place to meet our contact for the house we rented. Thankfully we did! With Tom having to concentrate on driving due to driving on the other side of the road AND the steering wheel being on the other side of the car as well, we didn't need to be the navigators too. Also, we might have wondered if we were lost as she took us off the main highway and we traveled for about 10 minutes on dirt roads with little signs of civilization. Having just rained, our rental car was covered in mud pretty quickly as it splashed through the puddles and the pot holes. I might have been a little concerned, until we opened up the door to this view. Amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a view this beautiful. The water was like glass most days which was great for kayaking, floating and just for the kids to explore sea life.

The view from our patio

Tom driving on the other side of the road and on the other side of the car!

Halfway through the week, we had some friends come over since they were staying on the other side of the island. The kids had fun finding starfish, hunting for crabs, building sandcastles, finding conch shells and just hanging out together. It was a nice break for them to have other kids to play with all week.

Friends from school

Lots of starfish found at low tide

We spent a lot of time at the pool, hanging out on the beach and going out to dinner as well as exploring the downtown area of Turks. But Peyton will tell you that her favorite part was the resident cat that came with the house, "Goldie." She's a stray who hangs out outside but basically is fed by us renters each week. The kids enjoyed having a cat to care for and even for Tom who never owned a cat before thought it was a nice cat with personality! It was hard to leave her!

Goldie! The resident cat.

Kayaking in the crystal clear waters.

Peyton said the pool was her favorite - she's a true midwest girl at heart!

We got dressed up to go to dinner almost every night - the kids went to some fancy restaurants and did great!

Dinner selfie!

Hailey liked building sandcastles with Daddy!

And tracing his body in the sand!

All tired out!

It was one of those vacations where you didn't want to leave - especially that kind of tranquility and peacefulness. You just want to bottle it up and remember how it felt to read, relax and soak it all in. And, that's exactly what I did:)


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