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 04:51 PM | Comments (4)

September 19, 2009

Trip to New York to see Uncle Kim

Last Sunday George, Lily and I went to New York City on the train to visit Uncle Kim. We had the best time! It was a beautiful day, sunny and really warm.

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Walking around the West Village; really cute streets and nice neighborhoods. Uncle Kim is leading us to a good sushi place for lunch.

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One of our first stops was for lunch at Sushi Samba. Yum! It was delicious and so much better than what we find in our area.

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We also had some Italian Gelato at a little shop called L'Arte Del Gelato, and it was the best I've ever had! Can't wait to go back for more!

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We took a break at a playground where Lily could cool off. Heath and Unlce Kim are in the background. We are making our way up the west side of Manhattan; NY is celebrating 400 years since the discovery of the Hudson River and there is a parade of tall ships on its way up the river. We are looking for a prime viewing location.

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But first another little break. Lily is in the back playing on the sculpture.

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We went out on an empty pier which gave us a great place to see the ships. And we could also see the Empire State Building which is in the background.

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Here come the ships!

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Uncle Kim was the best guide and showed us lots of things we wouldn't have known about if he wasn't there. The whole day was perfect and we have a new list of things to do on the next trip.

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Chrysler Building, taken from our cab on the way to the train center

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It was a long day but we all had a blast and can't wait until we do it again!

Posted by Heather at 02:59 PM | Comments (2)

May 17, 2008

Jeff and Joanne's Alaskan Adventure

These photos were taken by Jeff Argersinger and Joanne Barnes during their recent trip to Alaska.

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October 15, 2006

Mom and Dad go to Kentucky

Mom and Dad went to Kentucky to visit Dad's cousin Tommy. Uncle Tommy is a pilot and has a special treat for his guests!

Out to the hangar!

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Yes, this is a plane! It just needs to be put together!

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A few finishing touches...


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And they're off!

Smooth Landing

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Mom's turn!

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They also went to Churchill Downs to see the races.


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Dad and Uncle Tommy

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September 30, 2006

Maine Rocks!

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I love Maine.

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Finally, here we are! In Maine with my buddies, Julie, Dave, and Harold.

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Our view.

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Julie and Dave

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Harold and Heath

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Let the Good Times Begin

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Julie Kayaking

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Dave and the view

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Looking up at the campsite from low tide

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Dave and Heath

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View from rocks

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Yes, coloring.

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Heath Kayaking

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Julie found a new buddy

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Julie and the View

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I like to poke the fire.

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Good times! Can't wait for next year!

Posted by Heather at 10:45 AM | Comments (0)