Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I guess it's about time I inform you on our trip to Cuba.
I'm sorry I took so long to write. We headed straight to my son's hockey tournament which lasted the whole weekend and I spent yesterday unpacking, doing laundry and cleaning.

Our trip was filled with excitement, laughter and many great memories. We arrived on one of the coldest days they had in the past week, +29, but thankfully that cold spell only lasted a day and we enjoyed the warmer weather, +30-32.
sorry, I had to rub it in your face.

Every morning we were on the beach and most afternoons we headed back to the pool. The kids did amazing through out the whole trip, very little complaining and most of them did well with the different food. All the children had an opportunity to go to Kids Club every day, giving mom and dad a two hour break. woohoo!!! They went to feed the fish on a paddle boat, they went snorkeling, and they went to look for fossil on the beach. My son has nothing but great things to say about our trip. It only worries me that we wont get to go on our own trips anymore. Good thing I'm still the parent.
We never left the resort because the closest town was an hour away and the roads weren't the greatest. But to our surprise, we never ran out of things to do.
The biggest highlight for me was that we were able to give gifts to the local people. Some of the people were left with nothing after the hurricane, but we could see that they were not forgotten because there were many people giving them gifts, clothes and helping them with their shelters.

This was a trip I wont ever forget. We travel with an amazing family (Conrad and Louise) and gave Jadden a chance to see a totally different world. I hope we will have many more opportunities to go on trips like this with our whole family.

I don't have a lot of pictures to share with you here but you can go take a look on facebook any time. Just look for "Candy D"
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Louise said...

It was a blast!!
Loved every minute ;)

Anonymous said...

It sounds and looks like you had a blast, so happy you could all do this and share this bond, your kids are the perfect age for understanding what it is to be fortunate and see all the needs out there. Hopefully they will remember and not forget and just move on with life the way we do, I know I do even if I think I will never forget but somehow I do. Love you and so happy you're home safe!