January 29, 2015

Trading White Snow for White Beaches

I'm late on posting this, but what an incredible trip we had over New Years! We had a family trip that took us to the Turks and Caicos islands. We were greeted by the warm sun, which was a stark contrast from the snowy conditions of Utah. We made it to the resort in short order, and headed to the beach. The Turks has some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen, and you could see for days under the water. This also made the snorkeling trips really fun. We also spent a good amount of time at the water park, and eating at one of the 19 different restaurants that were available at the resort.
A few of my brother-in-laws and I also made a fishing trip on one of the days. we trolled out to our spot, catching yellow tail and bar jacks along the way. Once we made it to the spot we bottom fished, catching all sorts of new species. we also nabbed a few lobsters, and Conch to finish off the trip. This made of a delicious meal that night. If you've never had conch salad before, I highly recommend it.
It was so fun hanging out with the family and seeing everyone have a great time, especially the little ones. The final picture of this post shows just how much fun they had.

Flying in.

Picture perfect.

The fishing trip produced multiple new species.

Added a few Lobsters for dinner.

Conch shells for souvenirs and Conch salad for dinner.

The days catch fed all of us. What a treat!

Lots of snorkeling to be had.

Cruising around on a catamaran.

Happy New years!

The view while eating breakfast.

Largest hot tube I've ever seen.

catching up on sleep after a fantastic trip. Until nest time...


  1. You've got to love those beautiful Caribbean islands. Our personal favorite is St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. On the other hand, we here in Northern California will take any white snow you guys don't want.

    1. I do hope you guys get the moisture needed in your part of the world. We could use a little more ourselves. I'll have to look into St. Thomas. I've only ever heard good things about the place.