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April 6 – Last Day in Paradise

“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” – Wanda Hope Carter

We spent our last morning on Eleuthera at our favorite beach soaking in this incredible view. Looking at this water never gets tiring to me.

April 5 – Harbour Island, Eleuthera

“When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” – Barbara Bush 

By Friday we all decided to go our own way for part of the day…Eric and his family spent the day at Sky Beach Resort, Kyle and his family went back to our favorite little beach on the Exuma Sound and Stan and I drove north to explore Harbour Island. The island is located at the northern end of Eleuthera and is called “Briland” by the locals. A sign welcomes you that reads, “Welcome to Harbour Island, Home of Friendly People”. 

Family Time

“These hands have held many things, but nothing as sweet as the hand of a grandchild.” – Unknown

The best part of this vacation was watching our grands play…we all had a wonderful time together. Most of our week was spent relaxing on the beach, swimming in the pools and enjoying our beautiful house. Here are a few pictures from our fantastic week in Eleuthera.


April 3 – Dinner at the Beach

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu
One of the most enjoyable evening while we were in Eleuthera was spent at Tippy’s. The restaurant sits on the Atlantic beach just south of Governor’s Harbour. We had a large table on the deck overlooking the water…the view was wonderful, the food was very good and the kids had fun playing in the sand before and after dinner. 


Exploring Eleuthera

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

One afternoon when the little ones were resting Stan, Eric and I went exploring. Our first stop was Hatchet Bay Caves. These caves are located on the western side of Queen’s Highway, just outside of the Hatchet Bay settlement…easy to find, just enter the name into your Waze app. It’s the most extensive cave system discovered on Eleuthera, extending about 1100 feet underground, with over a mile of twisting passages. We didn’t have the right kind of footwear for the adventure, so we didn’t venture in very far in. We weren’t too impressed with what we saw, but fun to see something a little different. The area is rumored to have been a favorite playground for pirates…maybe there are buried treasures in the cave.


April 1 – Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera

“You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.” – Rod Stewart

Our first full day in Eleuthera was spent shopping for supplies, playing in the pool and relaxing at Cocodimama Beach. Our Grands and their Momma’s spent the morning at the neighborhood pool, while the rest of us went into Governor’s Harbour to look around and go to the grocery store…it takes a lot of food to keep 10 people happy.

Mar. 31 – We’re in Eleuthera

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”  – John Wooden

Blogging last week while we were on vacation was just too time consuming and I was having way too much fun playing with our grands, walking on the beach, swimming, listening to the waves from our amazing house and exploring. This week I’ll try and catch up on my posts and share a few more pictures of our wonderful adventure.

Mar. 31 – Bahamas Adventure

“The memories we make with our family is everything.” – Candace Cameron Bure

We’re on our way to Eleuthera in the Bahamas…not on one of our boats, but flying in with the WHOLE family. We’re so excited about sharing all the fun exploring and relaxing on this beautiful island with our loved ones. We’ve rented a wonderful large house just moments away from a great beach. There’s room for everyone to relax, unwind and enjoy.

The View from Our Deck

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.”

The view from the back deck of Texas Pearl is pretty nice…lots of boats, bait houses, a lighthouse and an ever changing sky. We have the same view from the potholes in the stateroom. It’s fun to slide open the curtains and take in this view in the morning. Although this year we’ve seen a lot more fog than we’d like…we take what we get and enjoy it as much as we can.

Texas Fun Facts

Our time in Texas is winding down. Spring will be here soon…we hope, and we’re looking forward to heading north to our summer home. I thought this would be a perfect time to share a few little known, very interesting facts about Texas: