Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Netherland Antilles Day

Netherland Antilles day was Tuesday and we decided that we were going to enjoy the day--neither one of us had school! Gotta Love No School Days...woo hoo!! The day started off FULL of adventures....Jason went to the doctors office(nothing serious)and I decided to take the dogs for their morning walk. The island was super hot that morning--but we still made good time! When we got back up to our house, Muzzy was exhausted and started acting disoriented. He was falling all over and shaking. Muzzy had overheated on the walk and started having seizures...we immediately picked him up and ran him to the shower. We held him under the cool water and when that didn't seem to be working, we dumped cold, refrigerated water on him. The cool water helped lower his body temperature and seemed to make him feel better. He had a rough morning and I'm sure he slept for the rest of the day!
About an hour after our morning drama, Andy and Alissa came to pick us up--we were going to spend the day at Orient Beach with some friends. We head out and once we got about 20 minutes down the road.... car dies in Sandy Ground (not a real nice neighborhood). The guys got out to look under the hood and decided we need to let the car sit for a little bit. About 30 minutes later, the car still wouldn't start so we decided that we would call Brian. Brian lives on the French side and he has a powerful car--so he could tow us back home. After an exciting towing time...huge hills and tow ropes really don't mesh!! We finally got back to Cupecoy and we decided to take our car. We all piled into our car, crossed our fingers that nothing else would happen, and headed to Orient Beach.
We made it to Orient Beach and the rest of the day was full of rest, relaxation, and memory making! We lounged around in beach chairs, ate some lunch, and enjoyed some yummy beach drinks! You can bargain with just about everyone--so I was determined to get the best possible deal on everything. We got 2 beach chairs, an umbrella, a side table, restroom, shower, and a drink(whatever you wanted) for a heck of a deal!
Our chairs were right beside the water sports hut--and we couldn't pass on the banana boat ride again. The banana boat has been upgraded to a red shark--even cooler if you ask me! The guy came over and was giving us his prices...he said "I usually charge $20 a person, but for you guys I'll accept $15". Being the bargainer that I am said "We have a lot of people...you don't think you can do it for $10 a person?" He went and talked to his boss and came back--it's official we were going to be riding the red shark! I think I even did a little squeal and jump because I made a successful bargain!
We had so much fun....bouncing over all the waves! None of the girls fell off once-- which is kinda surprising for as much as we were laughing! The guys couldn't let all the girls have all the fun so they decided to give the shark a ride! They got on their life jackets and requested a good ride...and I think they got it. I'm not sure they stayed on the shark for more than 3 minutes at a time--everytime we looked the guys were slipping and falling off. The day finished great--it was nice to have a holiday, even if it wasn't one we were used to back home. Holiday still means no school--so we were determined to make the most out of the day. Yes, the day started off a little crazy we have to remember....We're Just Making Memories! Good or Bad memories are still memories......



5 comments:

KathRSmith said...

poor puppy! I am glad he was ok and you guys had a great day at the beach...maybe you should get a doggie stroller ;)

Megs25 said...

So fun! Hope your pup is doing better.

camillestuartbeau said...

So cute! Glad you guys had a fun day!

Tom, Laura & Ella said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun!! Too bad your car broke down though :( what a drag! I'm glad the rest of your day was fun, though :)

islandstories said...

I'm glad Muzzy was OK and that your day ended better than it started! You guys looked like you were having a blast!!