For those of you who don’t know, we are in Belize.  You may even know that we missed our plane Saturday morning, in case my poem/rhyme didn’t make sense.  Here’s a photo journal if we have the photos.

We were suppose to catch the 7am connecting flight to Dallas Saturday morning.  However due to poor planning, we barely missed the flight.  The next flight to Belize is the red-eye flight connecting in Miami.  We were always curious to see how our kids would handle the red-eye flight.  Looks like we get to find out.

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The kids had fun at night at the airport.  We had to keep them up for the 9:25pm red-eye flight.  They were barely holding up.  When we get on the plane, Caris falls asleep in my arms rather quickly.  It is hard to hold her the whole time for almost five hours. Caleb, however, does not do so well.  The T.V. is on the whole time during the flight, and Caleb cannot peel his eyes off the television.  He’s captivated by it.  He only sleeps for 2 hours.  And the one rule we have with Caleb that we forgot about…  don’t mess with his sleep.


We have a five hour layover in Miami, so we’re hoping Caleb and Caris would just sleep at the airport. Caris does alright, although it is difficult for her to go and stay asleep.  Caleb, again, has trouble. It doesn’t help that there are birds flying INSIDE the airport.  But he just can’t sleep well outside his dark room.

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Both kids are awake on the Miami to Belize flight.  It’s morning time for them even though they only got a fraction of the sleep they normally get.  And they’re hungry and it’s breakfast time.  And it’s only a 2 hour flight.  No point trying 2 hours to get Caleb to sleep for 5 minutes.  Caris still tries to find time to get some sleep whenever she can though.

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The flight to Belize is not the final destination though.  Oh no.  We still have to fly to Ambergris Caye.  Big planes are not needed.  In fact big planes won’t fit on that airport.

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I know some might be scared of these little airplanes.  But they are fun and exhilarating.  The trip doesn’t end there though.  A boat ride to the resort, and we should finally get there.

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Now it’s time to lounge around.  It’s been a long trip to get here.


And it’s hot!


Very hot!


But we’re here.  And sometimes we just need to chill and zone out.  Guess what we’re doing here.





Another Vacation?

We rented a golf cart the other day.  On our way back to our resort from town, this guy stops us in the road.  This guy happens to be one of those timeshare recruiter guys who offers you something in order to hear their spiel to buy a timeshare.  Normally they give you free breakfast or lunch or even cash.  We got $100 cash last time we were here.  This was different though.  Instead, he handed us this scratch off card like a lottery ticket.

Yvonne scratches her ticket gets one palm tree and 2 big X’s on her ticket.  I scratch off my ticket and I got three palm trees.  This is good, right?

Well, everyone is a winner here at Village Reef.  That single palm tree gets you $25 or something.  I don’t know the exact prize.  But the real winner here is the three palm trees.  We take a look at the back and that’s the big prize!  There are three possible prizes.  A) Caribbean vacation.  B) $1000 HP Laptop.  C) $700 US cash.  I want the cash.

However the choice is not ours to make.  There’s a “void if remove” part on the ticket will reveal what we actually won.  However, we’ll have to go through the timeshare spiel in order to claim our prize.

The next morning we go back to there to claim our free breakfast and big prize.  We meet up with Laura (who by the way was 100x better than the Williamsburg spiel-er).  We were not interested, and went on to collect our prize.  Guess what we got.

I could use a laptop or sell it.  The cash works even better.  But when are we going to be able to go on another vacation in the next 12 months?  Worst off it’s not redeemable for cash and non-transferable (unless authorized, whatever that means).  Hopefully we can sell this or give it away.  The place was nice though.

No Nexus One for me yet.


Over the River and Through the Woods…

Off to Belize we go.
Mommy and Daddy and Caleb and Caris
Wake up early to go

Over the river and through the woods
Off to the airport we go
But Mommy and Daddy are late again
American Airlines says no

Over the river and through the woods
Off to home we go
The kids are tired, the parents are weary
But we’re going to sleep at home

Over the river and through the woods
Off to Belize we go
We’ll try tonight to go again
Our plans are put on hold