Friday, December 5, 2014

Grenada 2014

 Hoping everything fits in the van.

Breakfast stop.

 Cold rain, so happy to fly south.

We drove to JFK the day before Thanksgiving. For some reason it only dawned on me a few days ahead of this that Wednesday was one of the busiest travel days of the year. To add some fear, they were calling for snow. See that awesome yellow relic of a suitcase? Full of frozen food, this makes it a pain to consider driving up the night we left super early and we were fine. Thanks to a mechanical problem and the de icing process, we sat on the plane about 3 1/2 hrs before taking off. Olive was not a good traveler on the way down. 

 First morning, exploring. 

 Nate took off into the cocoa to find treasures.

 Sleepover at Aunt Jana's house. Rachel Brown stopped by.

 Nieces. One with a broken leg. 

The homeowner replaced the beautiful natural fence with this fence. 

 On Saturday we visited a petting zoo.

Got caught in the rain.

Stuart holds an armadillo but not for long. 

 Visiting the people in the Coconut. Bernadette.


Lisa in red. 


Mr Reynold who is not feeling well and Miss Ann who does not remember us. She asked me many times, "How is Mommy and Daddy?" Who knows, maybe she did know me.

Ann and Reynold's house, she says her boys are mashing it up. Breadfruit on the tree. 

 Out for supper.

These two had a lot of fun together. 

 Miss Rose and Thaddeus live at the bottom of these steps. 
They were not home, but we peeked in the windows! 

 Angie and Bucket's house.

Passion fruit

 Sammy cooking a pot for an evening with our Laura friends. 

 Samara who just turned 15

 Sophia 3

 Monique almost 2

 Jana and I making some cabbage salad.




 Anika who would only give me her good side. 

 Kellon, Andre, Moses

 Sheila and Brody


 At Sheila and Shonda's for breakfast one morning. 

 Standing on Sheila's porch you can see Jana's house next door. The children are back and forth a lot. 


 Pastor John gave his dog to Sammy, meet Guard.

 Jana & Sammy's place. 

 After a great flight home the children are trying to stay warm during the 5 min wait on the shuttle. 

A little plug for "Park and Fly" if you drive yourself to the airport and park. We'd never go back to parking at the airport. We have used Smart Park and this time it was booked so we tried Park Plus and were just as happy. We drove into the lot stopped and they threw all of our luggage into the shuttle and we piled the children in, grabbed our backpacks and Nate handed over his keys. Then they take you to your gate and again the driver kindly moved all of our 11 suitcases. He was kind of amazed. It is so much faster than having your driver drop you at the gate and then waiting for them while they park and then take the air train to get back to the airport. They hand you a business card with their info on it and when you land in NY and get your luggage you call them and 5 minutes later they are there to pick you up. So easy. These links are for flying out of JFK or nearby airports. There are also motels that do sleep and fly and the parking is included in your room reservation. 


  1. I guess our roles were reversed this week...while you were capturing Grenada on camera, I was snap happy in the States:) Interesting post! Btw, I have an almost identical picture of our kids at the same spot in the airport

  2. I loved all the pictures of Sammy & Jana's family and of the people from Grenada...thanks for the post!

  3. Loved all the pictures! It almost felt like I was in Grenada again! :)

  4. Thanks for posting pics; I loved looking at them! Dear Whitney, especially, made me smile real big. :) How I would love to see the ole island again!

  5. Really enjoyed the picture. The one of Mr. Reynold and Miss Ann is fantastic. It reminds me of the kind of image you'd see in art collections.