Keira and I took advantage of the fact I'm off during a time other than the March break, and headed south with my sister-in-law, my four year old niece and my six month old nephew. We boarded a plane in chilly (downright cold actually), snowy Ottawa, and deplaned in warm, sunny Cayo Coco, Cuba where we enjoyed perfect weather and a spectacular beach for a week. Our only regret was not having booked two weeks! Hind sight is 20/20 - one week simply wasn't long enough! We did experience a couple of issues with the hotel, however the weather and the beach made up for it ten fold.
I have a true little beach bum on my hands. Keira was in her element. She absolutely adored it and her mother adored watching her adore it! I am already looking forward to our next beach adventure.
It is going to have to become a tradition in this household. It regenerates the soul and does the body good! They say a picture can speak a thousand words....judge for yourselves! Here is but a snap shot of our holiday.
|Keira's very first view of the ocean. She was SO excited - we couldn't get onto the sand fast enough!|
|Early every morning they'd come along with a tractor and rake up any seaweed. When the tide was down, the beach was perfect for little ones.|
|Keira was in her element all week!|
|Although she enjoyed the pool, Keira preferred the beach. She's my little beach bum!|
|A most perfect view!|
|I loved watching her play. She happily amused herself for a couple of hours on the beach each day and I'm sure would have played longer, but Mommy insisted on lunch and a nap.|
|Early evening stroll when the tide was up.|
|Examining a piece of brain coral.|
|A room with a view; our front balcony steps led to that path which led directly to the beach.|
|A morning stroll - Mom and daughter.|