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January 06, 2010

BVI, 2009

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Our family trip to the BVI was a wonderful week of quality time spent together. The night before we sailed off we had dinner at a mountain top restaurant on Tortola called Sky World, where we watched the beautiful sunset.

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Mom and Dad

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Pat and Chrissy

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Julie and Heather

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We were all excited to begin our trip!

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Family photo just before leaving the dock

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We were all very optomisitc for a great trip!

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And then I got sick... really sick; and with no improvement by the second evening we were back in Tortola and I was in the hospital with 3 IV's sticking into my hand. Not the best start to the trip...

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So, skip ahead to New Year's Eve, 2 or 3 days later; It's pouring rain and has been for a day and a half. We are anchored in White Bay on Jost van Dyke, and this harbor was experiencing very rough swells so we didn't want to stay on the boat. While Mom and Dad kept an eye on the anchor, the kids all spent the day sitting at Gertude's bar trying to convince ourselves it was sunny and hot out.

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The hole in the roof didn't help much...

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But playing Flip Cup did!!!

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The sun finally came out on the last day, and a nice wind with it, so we were able to get in a great sail around Norman Island. We stopped at Money Bay where we found great snorkeling and comfortable seclusion.

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Julie enjoying the last day

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Sailing around Norman Island

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Our last sunset.

The trip was fantastic, despite 4 out of 6 of us becoming ill at some point and the rough weather around New Year's.

But no matter what we experienced, we went through it together, and that is what a family vacation is all about. Good or bad, we are there for eachother, to support and care for whatever need's may arise. Through all the stress and discomfort, the love still shines through stronger and brighter than the sun would have been, if it had decided to come out and play. I would do it all again in a second, though I would first invest in some heavy duty raingear and a life's supply of Dramamine.
Also, it was better than being stuck in freezing cold CT!

I love you Family! And miss you already!

For more photos, especially from those days I missed when I was sick, please visit Mom's and Julie's blogs:
www.kathymccurdy.com and www.juliamccurdy.com. They should have some posted soon.

Posted by Heather at January 6, 2010 04:51 PM


LOVE AND MISS YOU TOO!! Great recap! Have an amazing few months in Key West. Have a slice of pie for me.

Posted by: Chrissy at January 6, 2010 05:45 PM

Love you and miss you, too!

Posted by: Mom at January 7, 2010 10:47 AM

What an amazing trip! Hope you're feeling better and look forward to hopefully seeing you in FL at end of the month.

Posted by: Joanne at January 7, 2010 12:28 PM

It looks like George has lost weight pedaling that Pee Wee Herman bike around the Keys
More likely the camera angle

Posted by: Matt C at January 12, 2010 10:48 AM

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