Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Cayman Islands: Days 1 & 2

Day 1 of our vacation was Saturday, April 26th, when we left the U.S. and flew to the beautiful island of Grand Cayman, which lies south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Heaven on earth!

John was excited to go for his first plane ride. Bye-bye Boston, hello Caribbean!
Me and my cute flying buddy.

The view of the island from the airplane.
Most of this day was spent traveling, checking into our resort, and unpacking. But in the early evening we walked out to the beach just in time for the sunset. Lovely!

My mom and John.

Day 2, Sunday, April 27th. We went to church. Yeah! We went to Sacrament Meeting at the one branch on the island. It was small but full of people; about half were visitors like us and half were full-time island residents. We drove around in our rental car and saw more of the island, went swimming at the pool, relaxed, and went to a Butterfly Farm. At night Peter and I went for a moonlit walk along the beach. I don't recall ever seeing the stars shine in such a huge expanse of uninterrupted sky as they did here.

Instead of saying "Yield," the signs here say "Give way." My mom got a kick out of that.

At the Butterfly Farm. It was so pretty there.