Saturday, February 6, 2010

Team 2 - On Their Own!

Saturday was a great day for Team 2 (and a few holdovers from Team 1). After good-byes to Team 1 members returning today, all but Jean, Joanne, Jan, Ron and Kathy headed for the for John's favorite sail boat for a day of sailing, snorkeling and relaxing. Turns out the Captain of the boat found it stuck on the reef and he got it off and has repaired it and now takes groups out for day and multiple day trips. One of his kids or grandkids goes to Holy Cross so he gave them a really great rate.

Nothing like a day of sailing to bring you all together!

They had a tremendous lunch and snorkeled in the Coral Gardens area, a new one for all. They caught a baracuda--but that wasn't lunch! All had a grand time.

Ron and Kathy headed out at 7:00 for the day trip to Lamanai. They had a super time and saw monkeys etc while there. Came back weary after their boat, bus, and more boat rides, but very enthused and happy. The rum punch on the way back might have had something to do with it!

Jean, Joanne and Jan headed for Caye Caulker for a trip down memory lane and a visit to the Sandbox! Caye Caulker was where we had out first Belize adventure in 2002 building houses for an Episcopal Relief and Development Project. First stop was the fruit with yogurt and granola breakfast at the Sandbox. Has not changed at all, except the staff. None of the familiar faces. Daisy's looks just the same...even with the same coat of paint on it! Our houses look great..they're holding up very well. The one by the gas company had a swing set beside it and looked great. No foul odors so the septic must be working well also!! The shopping is about the same. Mr. Chocolate was there this time and we had a good conversation about the Manatee Conservation Area. Walked down to the split and it looks just the same. They're finally finishing up the hotel building that was boarded up all those years ago. Back to the Sandbox for conch fritters and then the water taxi home.

Great day had by all. Carumbas for dinner and the first of many birthday celebrations for Clara.

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