Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let there be lots of Snow

Looking out into the horse pasture pre snow storm
Let there be Snow!  I am back working at the ranch for 2 weeks to get the boss organized, develop a proper digital workflow and a ground up redesign of his website.  Today the weather forecast called for  about 1.5 inches of snow.  Being a Florida native I get excited about any amount of snow.  Well all I can say is the weather man lied.  We had almost six inches of snow from 1pm to 4pm.  The snow has lessened but is still falling and is supposed to go all night.  Here is to hoping for over a foot by morning.

Ranch During the snow Storm

How Floridians measure snow fall.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cruise Day 4 ~ Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

On the final day of our cruise we went to Norwegians private island in the Bahamas. Our final day was cut short due to some rough seas and a oncoming storm.   But Erin and I still spent most of our day snorkeling and lazing on the beach.  It was a sad day because our vacation was over but we had a great time and got to experience a lot of cool things.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cruise Day 3 ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was a lot of fun.  We began the day with a tour of Barcardi the distillery.  Lets just say that free rum is great.  Lots of free rum before 10am is not so great but I took one for the team and had 5 rum drinks because good rum cant go to waste. 

Erin mimicking the fruit bat logo of Bacardi

Why is the rum always gone?
 So after the Bacardi tour we went to the oldest fort on US soil. It was very similar to the fort in St Augustine Fl they were built only 10 years apart and are both Spanish in origin, so there you go.
Costal View from the Fort

After exploring the fort for a little over an hour we explored Old San Juan in search of early Christmas gift as well as searching for some cool photos for me of historic Old San Juan.

Love the old spanish doors check them out !

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cruise Day 2 ~ St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas ~ U.S. Virgin Islands
On our second stop of our cruise we were in the beautiful island of St Thomas.  Neither of us had ever been to St Thomas, so we were both excited to get off the ship and explore.  Before cruising I had done some research on the Island. I was particularly interested in doing some diving there and heard that there were many locations under water that would not disappoint.  Well all the info I read was true, it was amazing.  The water was 86 degrees like jumping into a bathtub.  The water was super transparent an you could see 50 feet clear to the bottom.  Erin and I went on 2 dives in St Thomas off of Buck Island.  The first dive we went on was a reef dive and was lots of fun.  We spent most of our dive checking out all sorts of sea life, Sgt. Major fish, squirrel fish, skip jacks, angel fish, rays, and few hundred other fish I can't name.  It was a great dive and Erin's first dive of many to come in the Caribbean.  The second dive was a dive on a ship wreck.  The ship whose name I can neither pronounce or spell had a great history and was broken into three pieces and scattered across the sea floor.  You can read all about the ship and see some cool photos of it here   .   

 It was a great day and because my wife loves me soooooo much she even went to HOOTERS with me for a post dive meal of Nachos and Fries, cocktails were consumed as well. Erin befittingly had a SCUBA DIVER.  As we spent most of our day under water there arent many photos to show for it but it was a really great day.

Sunset on St Thomas

Cruise Day 1 ~ Bahamas

Picture of the Day (POD), you can substitute any beer you like in to this photo, but tropical blue waters and a cold beer equals paradise in my book
Its been awhile, so in a few sentences ill try to recap the last few weeks.  After my driving trip back to SF I spent 2 days in Wyoming and then left on a 3 day road trip to Florida.  Got sick, Got a Haircut, Got new tires and a radiator for the hummer, Got a Speeding ticket, Got a new camera, and Got better from being sick.  So yeah thats about it since San Francisco.  Erin and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary properly by going on a cruise to the Caribbean.  It was a lot of fun and ill be posting photos from each day ~ post cruise.  Here are a few Photos from our day in the Bahamas we had a great time and really enjoyed beaching it.

Rum and Pineapple made right.  Fresh cut Pineapple blended with ice and rum.

ERIN posing at Senor frogs.