Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts.

I am not sure what changes have been made to blogger, but I am unable to upload photos from either computer. 

Anyway, the weather has been nice here the last few days and it is suppose to be in the low 80s today.  We are looking forward to having Art and Pat Swords here next week along with Pat's Mom Grace.

Hopefully I will be able to get the link fixed to add pictures in the next day or so.

Gas Lines

Gas lines are something not usually seen in the US, but you can see them daily in Exuma. This is Exuma's only gas station.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hot Dog!!

It doesn't matter where you are in the world... hot dogs is good eatin'!!!!... to quote Larry the Cable Guy!

Blog problems

I can't seem to upload any photos... this is a test post.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Boys under the hood!!!

You know like 'boys in the hood'... these are our boys under the hood of Pill Pusher's t-top!!
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Mahi Maha ha ha!!!

It's amazing what a fish will do for moral on the boat... I think I have written this before, but it is true. Reg, Miller, Ryan and Walton are holding supper!! Lucky for us Ryan caught us another dolphin for supper... I would like to show you all the others we caught, but it takes up to much bandwidth to upload it!!!!.... and there really are no others!!!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Walton's Birthday and the Bishops arrive!

Today is Walton's birthday... 11 years old.  It seems like just yesterday that he was born!! He and Miller have really matured during these short 3 months away from home.

Also today we have good friends from NC arriving at lunchtime!  Reggie, Ladee, Reg and Ryan come in on the Delta flight and we can't wait to see them.  Its only been a week since we were home, but it seems longer!  The wind has finally died down and we look forward to showing the beauty of Exuma and the surrounding Cays to them.  We'll post pictures!

Monday, March 21, 2011

His Collection

Miller comes from a long line of beachcombers..both his grandmothers and his mom love to search the shore. He has about 150 sand dollars and he is ready to go again!
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Sand Dollar Hunt

On Sunday afternoon, the boys and I went to Sand Dollar beach with Ms. Diane and her 2 Maltese. The full moon has made the low tide extreme, therefore the picking is easy!! We also enjoyed the beautiful beach.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Enjoying Saturday at the park

Here is Helene, Craig, Andree, Olivee, and Josie. We are enjoying Saturday afternoon in the park during the Heritage Festival. Walton and Miller are running around playing with the other kids and the music is really loud!!! We can actually hear the music back at the house several miles away!! The food vendors are cooking everything from roasted corn to curry Mutton to fried Snapper. What you ask is Mutton??? It is goat in this case, but may also be lamb or sheep. I've yet to try it...I went to buy a plate, but they had sold out for lunch... come back in a couple of hours they said... sorry my courage left me!!!
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Junkanoo drums

This fellow really reminded me how little rhythm I really have!! He is dressed in full Junkanoo costume and can really play the drum!
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Onion peeling contest winner!!

That's right, this guy beat all the women and won the onion peeling contest... really no tears!! It was hilarious.
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Everybody likes corn!!

Here's a picture of me in the roasted corn eating contest at the 7th annual Music and Heritage Festival. I finished tied for 3rd with 2 others out of 6 contestants... really that means I didn't win. Walton and Miller are looking on very amused.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Back in Exuma!!

Helene, The Boys, and I are back in George Town... just in time for Heritage Festival.  We will take pictures and post soon!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

North Carolina Fishing!!!

Pops took Walton and Miller fishing at 'The Breakwater' and caught these 2 Rock!! They fished just a few minutes prior to a double hook up. We are enjoying our time with Pa Pa and Grandma. Had a chicken cook yesterday at the cottage and got most of our work done today. Walton and Miller have started their end of grade testing today. Having dinner with Harold and Susan tonight. I bought some green (fresh) sausage today for breakfast in the morning.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

NC Bound!!

We spent the night in Miami last night and are on our way to NC this morning.  The boys take standardized tests next week, as they have completed 3rd and 5th grade material!!! We are looking forward to being home as a family for a few days!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hoping, Watching, Wishing!!

Me with my 4 on 4 team. We went 4 and 3... tied with 5 other teams for 2nd!! We didn't make it into the playoffs because there was no tie breaker... highest total points moved on. It was a lot of fun. I am really tired tonight, because we played 7 games!!! Where is my Advil???
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wing on Wing

Wing on Wing...No that's not what you get when you order a whole bunch of chicken wings at Fish Hooks!!! Ha Ha. This is a shot of the A class boats going down wind. It was beautiful, because all of them set their main sail to one side and their jib to the other... hince wing on wing.
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Race Day

This is a picture of one of the class b boats in the around Stocking Island race today. The wind was Easterly and blowing about 15 knots. There were probably 30 to 40 boats in the race. The seas in the Exuma Sound, ie Atlantic Ocean, were 5 to 7 feet and very close together. Our friends on Revel had a great race. We're not sure what place they came in, but they sure had a great time. This picture is taken from the Monument on Stocking Island, which is one of the highest places on any of the nearby islands. It was a beautiful site.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Picture for Chuck Williams!!!!

Just a picture from the porch... I have been negligent in my blogging the last couple of days... fishing... to no avail... practicing volleyball and enjoying the weather. I am playing in a 'regulation 4 on 4 volleyball' tournament on Thursday... its been 15 years since I have played a real game!! No pictures please... they would be funny!!!
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Volleyball Beach

Miller and Walton have started to enjoy playing volleyball... along with everyone else on Stocking Island!! Here Miller is studying for the serve!! I am playing in the regulation 4 on 4 tourney on Thursday... hope to get another flag... this time a blue one!! There are a fair number of good players, so it will be tough for my team to win, but it will be fun!
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Revel in the Race!!!

Our friends, Clay and Diane, and the Revel Rascals raced in the in harbor race on Saturday. The Rascals are their 2 dogs... BB and Charlie. I think that they came in second place in their division. Way to go guys!!!! The wind was perfect for the in harbor race... at least from my power boater's point of view. The wind was probably around 15 knots and blowing a little north of direct east. This kept the waves down on the Stocking Island side, where the race was, but made the boats seem to fly!!!
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Texas Hold'em

The Cruiser's Regatta started in George Town on last Sunday. They have a really organized plan of events... including infosessions with Chris Parker... the renown weather expert!! I played in a Texas Hold em tournament with 90 folks and came in second place. Trophy on the right side of the photo is not of a turkey, but of a hand of cards!!! My favorite prize in the pack was the 2nd place flag!!! I can't wait to put it in the 'game room' at home. We are participating in Beach Church today, with the boys singing in the children's choir.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mahi for Supper

Walton and Olivier show off our Mahi that we are going to have for supper tomorrow night. We also have Red Snapper and Silky Snapper for the grill. We look forward to fresh fish.
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Toothy Critters

We went to Long Island today. It started out very calm, but the wind picked up this afternoon and we had our 3rd rain of the trip!!! In fact it is still raining. We caught 1 dolphin, 3 Red Snappers, a Silky Snapper and a bunch of Cudas. I thought this was a good shot of some teeeeeth!! After fishing for a few hours we went to Cape Santa Maria Resort and Restaurant for lunch. They have one of the sleepiest cleanest nicest places for lunch that we have found in the Bahamas.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dingy Parade

Cruiser's Regatta started yesterday and we caught the Dingy Parade this afternoon. Boaters decorate their dingys and take off around the little cove. Kinda interesting!
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