Where In The World Are David & Leslie?

…Reveling in our View in Raja Ampat

…Reveling in our View in Raja Ampat

For us, our trip to Raja Ampat meant fifth time was the charm. We missed going to Raja 4 years in a row due to: passport issues 1 year COVID travel restrictions 2 years cancer 1 year. Needless to...

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…Exploring Denpasar

…Exploring Denpasar

So we finally made it to Bali!!!!! Just a couple more days and we will be boarding the Dive Damai II for an 11 day liveaboard trip in Raja Ampat. Until then, we will be enjoying the sites, sounds...

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…Back in the Water

…Back in the Water

With 2 "all clear" reports from my oncologist and a healed broken ankle, David and I are back in the water diving on a regular basis. David is back on schedule releasing Bonaire shore diving videos...

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…Enjoying The Newest Addition to Our Family

…Enjoying The Newest Addition to Our Family

Since our retirement in May 2020, we have been bouncing around different islands which has made it impractical to own a car in any one place. As such, we have been renting cars for more than two and...

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…Celebrating 2023 in Kralendijk

…Celebrating 2023 in Kralendijk

Our first New Year's Eve on Bonaire was particularly special because of Leslie's good health...but the fireworks were great as well. As we drove around Bonaire in December, shipping containers...

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…Getting Chemotherapy In Naperville, IL

…Getting Chemotherapy In Naperville, IL

After I experienced random symptoms while in Curacao in February and March, David and I headed back to the US for thorough medical testing. Needless to say we were quite shocked when I was diagnosed...

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…Obtaining Bonaire Residency!

…Obtaining Bonaire Residency!

Well, after a false start in terms of documentation last year, we received our residency stamps from the Bonaire immigration office this week. Yeah! Overall, the process was fairly easy, especially...

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…Returning to Curacao

…Returning to Curacao

Sadly, our six week holiday back home has come to an end. We very much enjoyed visiting with family and friends, eating at favorite restaurants, MUCH quicker deliveries of equipment and, of course,...

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…Enjoying the Winter Tranquility

…Enjoying the Winter Tranquility

Driving around completing errands today, we passed a field of geese in the snow. While it has been quite cold during our Chicago area visit, there is no disputing that some parts of winter are quite...

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…Feeding The Stingrays @ Stingray City

…Feeding The Stingrays @ Stingray City

David and I had the most amazing morning at Stingray City Sandbar. We originally booked a dive at the original Stingray City, but unfortunately there were no rays due to the of lack of feeding...

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…Taking in Our New View in Grand Cayman

…Taking in Our New View in Grand Cayman

We didn’t know if we were going to make it to Grand Cayman or not. The challenge started in March when our AirBnB cancelled. We quickly found a new and better property on Seven Mile Beach. Then we...

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…Shooting a Mermaid at Buddy Dive

…Shooting a Mermaid at Buddy Dive

While having lunch one day at Blennies, the Buddy Dive restaurant, we met a young lady who is a professional mermaid. We struck up a conversation and when she found out I did underwater photography,...

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…Having Dinner on the Beach

…Having Dinner on the Beach

David wanted to soak up the atmosphere for one of the shore dive sites he is documenting, so he suggested he enjoy the amenities above the water instead of just below. The dive site is called Front...

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…Diving at Weber’s Joy

…Diving at Weber’s Joy

David and I enjoyed a couple of morning dives today - first at Something Special and then at Weber's Joy. After our dive at Weber's Joy, I've decided this should be renamed to Howell's Joy. What a...

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…Celebrating Thin Crust Thursday

…Celebrating Thin Crust Thursday

While living in Bartlett, David and I used to have pizza every Thursday night, so this night of the week was affectionately dubbed "Thin Crust Thursday". We always looked forward to our tradition...

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…Viewing a Double Rainbow at Breakfast

…Viewing a Double Rainbow at Breakfast

It's not unusual to experience rain first thing in the morning in Bonaire, but it typically ends quickly and then the sun comes out. Today it rained a bit harder and lasted a bit longer than usual...

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