Sunday, February 28, 2010

st. Lucia- Friday

Friday was all about recovery! We were all VERY tired after Thursday and just hung out and went to the nice Italian restaurant for dinner. Andrew and I even got to go to dinner by ourselves which was a big treat, but we were so stuffed from our pre dinner that we had with AUstin that we could barely enjoy our food!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

St. Lucia- Thursday

Thursday was a jam packed day. We decided to go on a land and sea adventure because it allowed us to see a little of everything but it turned into a little too much for little Austin. We got back almost 2 hours late and he totally freaked out on the bus ride back. I felt so bad for him and everyone else on our bus! The day was great besides our napless boy! We saw the volcano, sulphur springs, Botanical Gardens and another waterfall.
There are many pics of the amazing flowers in the garden, Gram I think you'll love them!
We also got to do a little shopping in the capital, Castries and a quick bit of snorkling and swimming!

Friday, February 26, 2010

St. Lucia- Wednesday

We did water aerobics most mornings and wednesday was no different. In the afternoon, the under 30's minus Austin went on a hike to an amazing waterfall. Michelle had a peace corps friend who hooked up us with some locals who lead the way. It was a tricky hike but the refreshing water at the end with the waterfall made it all worth it. There were all sorts of fresh fruit farms along the way and we saw bananas, grapefruit, guava, mango trees and of course tons of coconuts! There were also little pepper plants.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

st. Lucia- Tuesday

On Tuesday, we did the usual in the morning, but then in the late afternoon the group (minus Greggy and Uncle Tom) headed into a small town to see the sunset. It ended up not being exactly what we thought and we headed back early. St. Lucia is in a major drought so many stores are closed because there isn't water anywhere (except major hotels, so we weren't affected). We missed out on the local fried chicken and bakes we were looking forward to.
The pedicure girls taking a pic of there new toes!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

St. Lucia- Monday

Monday was another day of hanging out at the hotel.
Lots of smoothies, eating, sun and waterslides!
We also took a walk down a very bumpy, busy, FAST road where yelling TRANSPORT is the only way to avoid being hit by a bus! We headed to Sandy beach where the windy was gusty and the waves bigger... A little body surfing for most of us!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

St. Lucia- Sunday

Sunday was Valentine's Day and what better way to spend it then with those you love. The Garavaglia's were all together and enjoying the awesome beauty of St. Lucia. Sunday was a day of beach and pool and then we went to dinner and the fancy Asian resturant at our hotel.


The video hardly does justice to the greatness of the actual dancing, but give it a look!

Monday, February 22, 2010

st. Lucia- Saturday 2

All good things must come to an end and our end was Saturday...

St. Lucia- Saturday

We left bright and early on Saturday morning, yes left the house at 3.30am! We flew to Charlotte and then to St. Lucia. Austin did pretty well on the flight considering how early we tore him out of bed and the second leg of the flight was 4.5 hours!

We got to St. Lucia around 4pm and were greeted with 85 degree weather and drinks at the hotel!
After the flights!


I have posted all of the pics from our Vacation to St. Lucia on my facebook page, so if you can, go there and check them out. For the rest of you, I am going to post links with highlights from each day of the trip throughout the week. It was so beautiful, warm and breathtaking!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dada- The Guitar Hero

Austin loves jammin with Dada playing guitar hero, can you see the focus in his face?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

For Great Grandma

This picture is especially for Great Grandma Elsie!
Austin's Great Grandpa has been in the hospital for a little while now and we know how much Grandma loves to come home and see a new picture of what Austin's up to.
We love you Gram and THANKS for the Valentine's card.
Austin can't wait to spend his "treat" on vacation!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Night Night Austin

Austin was sporting his new shades at, yes inside, the mall.
It was nap time so we thought with his paci he might think it was dark enough to sleep!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010


A big, goofy smile to get you through the day!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Austin found a sucker today and he was so excited, I couldnt bear to take it away from him!