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Monday, August 16, 2010

Barbados & Washington DC!

So, I'm back with the photos from our trip to Barbados and Washington DC. It was difficult for me to decide which ones to post but I thought these would show you a bit of our wonderful two week holiday. In Barbados we had a little rain everyday so when the sun came out we headed to the beach. Noah and I swam everyday. I love swimming in the ocean. My father in law has a membership at a private club so we could also eat there. We could just spend the entire day in our suits, eating and swimming. :) Below is a photo of Noah enjoying the beach.

This was definately the worst day of all. We started out our day shopping but then it started pouring so we went home. When the sun showed a glimpse of itself we decided to to go for a swim but after 20 minutes it poured, again, as you can see in the photo below.

A day in Bridgetown, the capitol of Barbados. We did some shopping but when we came out of the store it was raining again. :( We decided to walk around anyway since it wasn't pouring. It's right by the oceanfront. Below, Noah and I.

The next two photos were taken in Bridgetown as well.

We went on a 45 minute submarine ride as well to see ocean life. It rained that day too. We had to take a boat to get to the submarine and it was really rocky. I thought I would vomit but luckily it passed once we were in the submarine (see below).

I was a little dissapointed with the submarine ride as I thought it would be more colourful. We saw coral reefs, fish, sea turtle and the highlight for me was the shipwreck. It was really eerie and spooky. I wish I had gotten a photo of it.

Noah in the submarine looking at the fish.

We also went to the Wildlife Reserve which was really nice. I think it was the only day it didn't rain. Yay! The Wildlife Reserve is a sanctuary where you can walk through a tropical type forest on paths. There are many free animals along the way. It was so nice and peaceful but hot. Above I am petting a tortoise. There were so many of them along the paths and everywhere really.

A tortoise walking the path at the Reserve.

I'm not sure what these birds are but they were also walking along the paths.

The view from the parking lot of the Wildlife Reserve.
And, now some photos from our trip to Washington DC. It was so hot and sunny during our stay. Goodness, you could hardly stand being outside. It was more comfortable being outside in the tropics beleive it or not. On our first day we went to the Washington Zoo. It's a nice zoo and you certainly get your exercise as it's a lot of walking. Here is Noah washing his hands after having pet a cow in the farm area.

Noah and I in front of the goats. They weren't too active due to the heat.

Luckily there were these misters everywhere at the zoo so we could cool off as Noah is doing below.
We also spent one day in Baltimore, a city in Maryland right next to the harbour. There is a lot to do and see near the harbour. It was really hot that day and Noah wasn't really in the mood. He was overwhelemd and anxious so we just walked around together.

By the harbour in Baltimore.

Noah in front of the Washington monument in downtown DC. We were going to the Museum of American History which is a couple of steps over. This was the last day of our holiday. We kind of zipped through the museum because Noah isn't very patient. I hope to go back someday to really take it in. Below is a minituare doll house on exhibit in the museum. It is so cute. You can see how Noah looks uninterested in the photo.

Below, Noah and I in front of a train on exhibit in the musem. There was so much to see in that museum but...

I think Noah's favourite part was swimming in my in laws pool. Ha! Ha!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jacqueline. Wow, looks like you had a very nice time in Barbados!=D Looks really hot and humid, no wonder Noah liked cooling off in the water!;o)

    Thank you very much for your postcard, by the way. I didn't get to send any postcards this year unfortunatly. But I promiss to send one at another vacation. =)

    Have a super nice weekend sweetie!