We were in the Philly airport for many hours. One of the things we discovered there was this cool art display called "Diva Dolls" by Philadephia artist Ellen Benson, using common household objects, broken doll parts, and all sorts of recycled materials. Aren't they amazing?.
Last year, one of his best friends ran the marathon, but thankfully she opted not to run this year. None of them went to their jobs on Friday, as the city was on lock-down, and I wondered about his plans for the weekend that involved leaving Boston after work on Friday and driving with friends to attend an event in Rochester, where they had attended college. So when the suspect was finally caught, they were able to head out of town immediately, and not miss ArtAwake.
I didn't blog from the Bahamas; I was too busy basking in the sunshine, taking pictures, eating fresh seafood, drinking tropical cocktails, and just generally relaxing and having a great time. And when we got home, our eyes were glued to the TV news, and I only now have finally narrowed down about 600 photos to a few to show you. Next post will be an art teacher-y thing, I promise. This time it's all about showing off vacay photos taken with my newish camera. So here's a bunch, starting with some flora. We had some rain our first day, so the first flower below is wet with fresh raindrops. I had others I wanted to show you, but since they loaded sideways, I deleted them.
If we have flora, we should also have fauna, right?
These cute little lizards were everywhere, but very evasive when I tried to take photos!
There were lots of birds, everywhere, but this bird was our favorite. He lived in a tree that we passed on the balcony walkway between the elevator and our room, and he was almost always there. But he (or she?) was great at evading photos too! Below is the walkway I am referring to. We just walked past his tree.
I have a thing for funky phone booths!
Below, two views of the entry to our hotel.
And a view of our hotel from the ferry to Taino Beach.
Oh, did I say beach?? I mustn't forget those photos! Below is lovely Taino Beach.
After kayaking through the Lucayan National Park, we visited some caves, took a nature walk, and also spentsome time at Gold Rock Beach. My computer is fighting uploading the photos from this gorgeous beach, so you'll have to do with these two sideways images for now. The weather got rainy while we were there. This beach was used in the filming of the first two Pirates of the Caribbean movies! I looked, but Captain Jack Sparrow was nowhere in sight.. My husband and I both agreed, if we returned to the island, we'd rent a car and drive to this beach every day. It was quiet, calm, and spectacular, and the turquoise water was amazing. These photos aren't doing it justice.
OK, I've probably bored you enough with my vacation photos! Now it's back to real life...