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So I am thinking that it really does not matter what day we did things right? Cause I want to post the rest of my pics…well not all of them, but at least finish up our trip.
When last we visited the Gibbs' family in Fiji Jeff had just tackled a mud crab for supper the night before. Let's see what they are up to today…
…and this…ha! I stuck my tongue out at Jeff cause he was being a turd.
We had a virgin strawberry daquiri by the pool.
This is my lunch one day at The Salt, delicious, and the ketchup had almost a bbq sauce taste to it.
Jeff had this one day, and I loved the little baskets they brought the fries in.
Lunch/Supper at The Salt with Dan & Lorri Heiling, Scott & Mary Fish, Jeff and I. This was fun us AZ folks chatting it up.
We went for a walk on the beach collecting shells, and Jeff wrote in the sand. Unfortunately the beach was not the kind you swim in, it was more for sailing, and stuff, but thankfully the pool at the resort was gorgeous so we didn't really miss the beach.
My handsome hubby with a boat and a parasail I guess you call it in the background.
We were entertained that night and I love how everyone seems to be so musical. It would be wild eating and hear John Denver songs coming out of a Fiji man's mouth and it sounded amazing.
This might have been the last night and Stampin' Up! had an outside dinner and we had entertainment with singing and fire and it was beautiful.
We had a children's choir sing for us and I didn't get that good of a picture. They were so cute, and they were all sizes too, from where they were being carried to teenage. They waved to us as they went off stage.
We got slippers and a little mat one night.
This was new stuff, so it can't be shown…sorry! I'll just tease you.
The last night was some amazing lotion and we needed it with our sunburned skin.
Stampin' Up! asked me to Demonstrate at the share, so here I am…oh so lovely…ha!
Remind me to show you what I shared another time.
Jeff was up bright and early the next morning and took a picture of the sun rise.
Wanna know why he was excited? We were going Sailing and Snorkeling. This is what we had been waiting for.
This was our fun crew on P'j's Sailing and Snorkeling.
This is Calvin, the best snorkeling guide and you will see why later.
All ready to get going. You know me and my worrying…I was not sure if I should wear my hearing aids or not. I would have to take them out to snorkel and then wondered if they would get stepped on. I had got contacts to wear so I could see under water. I ended up taking my hearing aids and nothing happened…of course. I wasted a worry MAMMa.
That's me! I took a picture of myself.
That is Jeff. I worried about him cause he almost drowned years ago, most of us used pool noodles and I wished he had one too, but with the salt water it kept you afloat, and he did fine, but still I kept an eye on him without him really knowing it.
Enough of us, this is the great part. So anyway Calvin asked who all had underwater cameras, and a bunch did and then he said who had digital and I put my hand up, and he asked how deep it would go and I said 59 feet, and he said he would get me some good pictures. I told him that I am deaf and when we got in the water I wouldn't be able to hear and he said he would take care of me, and to watch his hand signals. So we all jumped in the water and started to snorkel. It was amazing and I didn't even think till later that there could have been sharks.
There were a lot of these needle nose fish. Calvin had a bag of bread and he would sprinkle it and the fish would just come.
Calvin said Diana, come on…so here I am following him…I have the camera, sorry for the butt picture of the other person.
So then we got to a spot and Calvin took my camera and down he went.
It was so cool cause I could watch him taking the pictures. I couldn't see worth a hoot when I took them, I just lucked out half the time.
Look at the coral, neat eh? Some of it we were so close to that you had to really be careful where you kicked.
Calvin said wave, so I did. I think that if we did this all the time I would want to get perscription goggles…I mean they must make those right? With bifocals and stuff?
So cute. Calvin would give me back the camera and then come get it again.
Not sure what this is, but looks cool. Then Calvin said he was going to get a Seahorse picture.
There it is, of course we are like huh, it looks like a worm, but then we looked online later and they curl up to swim, so this is neat. Then Calvin said I am going to go get a picture of a sting ray.
Isn't that the neatest thing? Look at the blue on it? I mean these pictures make the cost of the camera so worth it. Oh and this is the camera we got: Nikon Coolpix AW110, it has Wifi, GPS, an HD and it might even pop popcorn, ok just kidding, but I really liked it, and so did Jeff he carried it most of the time and since it is rugged, I was not worrying about it.
Look how funny he has bread and all the fish are around him. What a job eh?
Neat to see the swimmers in the background.
Then it was back to the boat, and they took us to a private beach for lunch.
Tami Ackerson and her sister Linda, Lorri is singing with the crew!!
The guys sang and entertained us all the way back. Even a Johnny Cash song.
We pass our home away from home as we head to the Port to get off the boat.
What an amazing day! We were tired!
What we did most of the next day…ha! We had enough sun and packed and napped and enjoyed our last full day in Fiji.
Then the next day it was back on the plane. Do we look a little more tanned?
I know Dan & Lorri do, they played in the pool more than we did…although there was this volleyball game…
Candy Micheal, ready to go home!
I'll share some random pictures I took..
These were odd looking flowers.
I thought this was cool, it looks like fish coming around the pole.
Where you could eat breakfast, there were also two weddings here while we were there.
So when we finally landed in Phoenix, after 13 hours or something…the guys went to the bathroom and I saw this tall guy walking and then he sat down not far from us. I smiled at him and he smiled back and I said to Lorri "I think that is Dan Majerle" and she didn't know who he was. So I got my camera and I said "I'm gonna go ask him", so I went over and sat beside him and leaned over and said "are you Dan Majerle?" and he said "yes", so I asked if I could get my picture taken with him and he said sure. I told him I wanted my husband to meet him and then next thing I knew Jeff and Dan were walking up to us, so I told Dan Marjerle "watch this" so I just sat there smiling and I could see Jeff look at me like who the heck is she sitting with and then as he got closer, his face all lit up and he put his hand out and was like "wow, nice to meet you" I wish I had of taken a picture of that. Jeff and Dan (Lorri's Dan) were pretty impressed I knew who he was.
What a fun way to end the trip eh?
Well I do have videos I took but that will have to be another time, this might be the longest post I have ever done.
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.
Jacqui Lines says
That was awesome!! I loved hearing about your trip. It's very cool you had a great dive guy. I don't know if I would be able to do that. I like the beach and the water, but not sure I'd be able to do the snorkeling thing.
The pictures were great – I'm jealous you are friends with Michele Zindorf she does great work. And that was very cool about the basketball dude!!!!
Thanks for taking me along on your trip, Diana.
Karen Seitz says
I love hearing about your trip and seeing the photos, especially of my Ohio friends Candy and Connie. I'm glad you all made it back home safely and with great memories (and photos)!
Beth Daniels says
Loved looking at all of your Figi pictures Diana. You got some amazing underwater photos.
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. Love the pictures.
thank you for your picture share.
Maureen Mark says
Those odd looking white flowers you took a picture of look like an orchid that I saw in Thailand when I was there a few years ago. They have a huge plant outside the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok with a name plate stuck beside the plant. I'm sure Fiji has the same type of climate HOT and HUMID as Thailand… They are very fragile and gorgeous flowers.