Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vacation Pictures (St. Kitts)

St. Kitts was our final port of call. No excursions on this day but even better... monkeys!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Vacation Pictures (Antigua)

Antigua was by far our favorite port. While we were waiting for our excursion, we saw this sign.

We rode Segways from Segway of Antigua/Barbuda. Only $59 per person, we had an hour of training, 2 1/2 hours of riding around and then lunch after. They had great customer service.

Finally, if you've ever wondered how Segways are made, wonder no more.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vacation Pictures (St. Lucia)

We didn't plan an excursion for St. Lucia. We also didn't realize that it was Corpus Christi which meant that everything was closed. The weather was still beautiful and we got to walk around in town.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Top of Our Wedding Cake

My parents saved the top tier to our wedding cake. We are just now getting around to having it for our first anniversary.

We actually only had a very small bite of our cake. Derek had to be forced to eat a very tiny piece. He was scared he would get food poisoning (ha....ha)! It was plastic wrapped, aluminum foiled and put in the freezer for a year. Nothing was going to get into that thing!! By the way, it tasted just like it did a year ago!

Vacation Pictures (Barbados)

Barbados was our second favorite port on the cruise. It is home to the singing taxi drivers.

We also visited Malibu Rum. Malibu and Cockspurn Rum are distilled here (but bottled in Windsor, Ontario). In addition to the distillery tour, you can also hang out on Malibu Beach.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Enjoying the Vue

Congratulations to Angie on her new Saturn Vue!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vacation Pictures (Dominica + Cruise)

Dominica is a beautiful island of natural beauty. It has one of the rare boiling lakes. However, unless you are up for 6 hours of hiking through the Valley of Desolation, it is inaccessible. As a result, we only went to see the shops.

Since that isn't much of a view of the island, here are a few pictures from the cruise. The picture with Jack Daniels is at the duty free store in San Juan.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day at Firestone

Derek's dad mentioned a while back that he wanted a Firestone Country Club shirt. On Father's Day, before we went to the Pufferbelly in Kent, we snuck out in the morning to go in person. Here are a couple of pictures taken at the golf course.

Vacation Pictures (St. Thomas, USVI)

On day 2 of our vacation, we visited St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

There is not a lot to do in St. Thomas. In fact, one of the women we saw was visiting her sister and her kids had to wait until the cruise ships arrived because she said everything closes when the ships aren't in port.

We rode the SkyRide to the top of the hill where we could see the entire port area. They have a bar and a couple of shops up there so we had a beer and headed back down.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vacation Pictures (San Juan)

We are finally making progress in posting pictures from vacation. This one is from San Juan before we left the terminal. We are on the top deck of the ship looking across the port area.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Terrifying Weekend for Angie

Not really... We rode the train through the national park again and they had some various furs to show. I talked the ranger into giving Angie a close up look at a coyote and stood ready with the camera.

More pictures to follow later.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grandpa Cahill

As you may already know, Grandpa (Tim) Cahill died yesterday. We were thankful to have arrived back from vacation in time to see him one last time and to be there when he went.

It would be impossible to do justice to nearly 86 years in this short space so, for now, I will just let everyone know that he was the best grandpa anyone could have had.

His 86th Birthday would have been in a couple of weeks, on June 31st. Here is the video from his last birthday. When we called on our way, we asked him where he wanted to eat. We had been assuming Olive Garden as it was his favorite restaurant. However, he surprised us with Bob Evans. This caused a bit of a panic as they don't have any embarassing songs or entertainment. Thankfully, when we got to the house, he told us that he changed his mind and wanted Olive Garden instead. Unfortunately, in order to keep the element of surprise, I couldn't start recording until they were at the table. Missing from the beginning is, "I'm gonna get you for this."

The obituary and funeral arrangements can be found at Schneider Funeral Home.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

We made a short movie to show what we've been up to over the past year. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

In New York

We are in New York (JFK) waiting for our connecting flight.

Fortunately, we are able to sample some of what makes New York great right here in terminal 5. Incidentally, terminal 5 is itself a major part of New York history.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Anniversary Gifts

Since we are going on vacation, we decided to give each other our presents early. Angie got Derek a picture of Sydney Harbour Bridge in a frame. Here is the picture:

Derek got Angie a "paper cut" from Paper Cuts by Joe. This is a hand cut black piece of paper mounted on white matte. Here is what it looks like.

Here is a video on how they are made.


We went to Belterra on Wednesday for a business meeting. Nice dinner and a good time. Angie won $1.25 on video roulette and Derek won $45 at blackjack.