Where In The World Are David & Leslie?

Bonaire Residency!

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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Birthday Dinner

Birthday Dinner

I did a little homework and found the perfect place to take Leslie for her birthday. We had an absolutely wonderful evening dinning on the beach at Baoase Luxury Resort. Its a out of the way oasis...

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Just In The Nick of Time

Just In The Nick of Time

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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Winter Is Beautiful

Winter Is Beautiful

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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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Although the weather outside is, indeed, frightful at just 14 degrees, we wouldn't have it any other way. We made it home safely and celebrated the holidays with family and friends. The area has a...

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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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…Back in Bonaire

…Back in Bonaire

After our brief visit to Chicago, we returned to Bonaire to make up for lost diving time. The first stop was the Bonaire Rent A Car to pick up a truck. While there, we ran in an old friend - Spike...

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…In the Emergency Room

…In the Emergency Room

David isn't the only one in the family who has had to take advantage of the medical facilities on our host islands. After a couple of weeks of headaches, fatigue and coughing fits, we finally...

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…Waiting for Our Flight to Bonaire

…Waiting for Our Flight to Bonaire

We got an early start this morning in an attempt to make sure our luggage traveled with us to Bonaire. Although we enjoyed our time in Curaçao and fell in love with the island (especially the...

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…Getting Covid Testing

…Getting Covid Testing

Today is our last day in Curaçao - we leave for Bonaire in the morning. While we are looking forward to our next adventure, we are sad to leave the beautiful island of Curacao. We have had many...

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…On Lockdown in Curacao

…On Lockdown in Curacao

It's been over a year now since we sold our home, gave away most of our belongings and started living a "gypsy lifestyle". Events have not gone as originally planned, but we are actually grateful...

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