Alex’s thoughts…

Rafiki is a Leopard 42. There are three bedrooms and three washrooms. I have the front room and my parents and sister get the two back bedrooms. Fortunately I get the best room in the house and have the greatest breeze EVAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!

Our mobile home...Rafiki

Our mobile home…Rafiki

I have done many things on my journey:

I swam in crystal clear waters…

Blue water in the Bahamas

I have jumped off waterfalls…

Oops where did the road go???

Oops where did the road go???

and the boat

Jumping off Rafiki

I have meditated beneath towering waterfalls…

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Meditating under a waterfall can be quite calming.

I have gone on strike…because my Mom made Kathryn and me label cans on SATURDAY and just as we thought we were done, she made us wash them too!!! So I went on strike.

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IM DONE WORKING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!

I have volunteered at pet shelters…

I and have swum with turtles, and lots of other cool stuff.

The new friends I’ve met:

This journey has been exciting all the way through.  At first I thought that it would be just Kathryn and me playing together and that we wouldn’t meet many other kids. We did meet a great family in Bimini, but when we left them we didn’t meet any other kids until Grenada. Here we have met three families so far: the Olivers, the Dubois, and the Gille-Naves from France.  We met the Olivers first and played with their daughter Meghan as much as possible.

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Who can stay standing longest? These monsters pushed me off.

The Dubois family from Ottawa have two children, Tristan aged 12 and Maxim who is 14. They are a very sweet family and we enjoyed their company a lot.

Maxim and Kathryn hanging at the hash.

Maxim and Kathryn hanging at the hash

Maxim let us borrow her wake board so we tried it and Kathryn and I had a BLAST!! Although it was hard, I got up on the second try!

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Terrorizing the other boaters on a wake board.

Daddy’s friend from university came for a visit and quickly became the newest kid in our family…. Michael King!

Michaels favorite outfit.

Michaels favorite outfit.

 

Home Schooling:

Sorting out Daddy's electrical issues...

Sorting out Daddy’s electrical issues…

My dad had to attach some cords in a very small compartment and was unsuccessful doing so.  He told me I was the only one in the family who could fit in the compartment, so I jumped in and attached the two cords easily, thus becoming the “small space specialist”.

My quote of the day:  Dear Math, I don’t want to solve your problems…I have my own.

Photo bombing my parents!

Photo bombing my parents class photos!

My family took a tour of the islands and we went to the nutmeg factory and learned how they make nutmeg:

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The local nut!

Our fellow volleyball lover, Meagan Oliver, is serving.

Playing volley ball...thats me in the back!

Playing volley ball…thats me in the coral top and shorts!

A Hash is a local run/walk they do in the islands once a week. Its a different area each week and when you’re finished walking/running you can buy drinks or food. When we went, we ate a local meal called an “oil down” that is a mix of chicken, plantains and bread fruit.

Going to the Hash with Carole and Maxim Dubois

Going to the Hash with Carole and Maxim Dubois

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Me and my Mom just limin’

Keeping Dad in line...

Keeping Dad in line…

Kathryn and I are closer than ever now because even though you meet other kids, they might not always be there, but I know my sister will be. We have done so many things together and I’m glad I have this chance to spend time with Kathryn.

This is me helping to make fondant for my moms Birthday cake. 🙂

Staying in touch isn’t always easy.  So when you think your internet is bad, remember that mine is almost always worse.

Not great for texting

Not great for texting

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That’s us at the end of the rainbow…

Closing thought: When life gives you lemons…YOU THROW THE LEMONS IN LIFE’S FACE AND DEMAND CUPCAKES!!!

Because thats what you do when your livin’ your dream.

4 thoughts on “Alex’s thoughts…

  1. Merci buckets for the chuckles Madame la SSS!! ☺ (Small space specialist!)

    I’m so happy you’re enjoying your adventure Alex. When I think of you, I remember the quick outing on the Ottawa River when you were about 4 years old: You were sitting on Poussin’s lap and you asked him if he had a “peanut”….meaning, of course, the other “p” word!!! We laughed so much at your candour and, I see, you haven’t lost a bit of it!

    Looking forward to reading more!

    Hugs,
    MC x♥x♥

  2. Hi Alex…Wonderful to see your pictures and to see how much fun you having! WOW! And learning a lot too. Love Elizabeth and Frank
    PS…Having lots of fun with the Ingimundsons this summer! We miss you!

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