|It only looks like Nana's happily drowning the kids.|
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
|Mark showing his carnival spirit...for 5 minutes |
and then it was just too hot.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Carnival in Grenada culminates in 2 days of parades and celebration. This was our Monday:
- Jouvert - celebrants douse themselves and others with oil and paint (and even a splattery-brown, chocolate based mixture) and dance to loud music. It starts at 3 a.m. but we arrived around 6 a.m.
- Fancy Pageant Mas (short for masquerade) - colorful costumes, dancing, loud music.
- Monday Night Mas - a parade of lights, dancing, loud music. It was like being in a slowly forward creeping disco.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|We won 7 goats and a sheep. This little guy is trying to make it 8.|
On stage. Surrounded by children.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Throughout our sailing slog southeast from the Bahamas to Grenada, we enjoyed some beautiful and interesting areas. However, we had left our sailing friends behind and there were very few kid boats. We were really looking forward to getting to Grenada and getting Mark and Conrad some friends their own age.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Grenada has already established itself in our book as a place that sucks you in. We learned this the second morning after we arrived in Tyrell Bay on the island of Carriacou. We had checked in the day before and planned to make our way south towards Prickly Bay on the main island to meet my parents who were flying in from Chicago in a few days. We meant to leave in the morning.