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Three weeks in San Pedro #1329
04/01/06 10:12 PM
04/01/06 10:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 264
Annapolis, MD
ArtZ SmartZ Offline OP
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ArtZ SmartZ  Offline OP
Hello everyone,
We got back from Belize 12:30 am Wednesday morning. Three weeks really wasn't too long. In fact we could have stayed longer, except we missed our pets, Emily, JD and Andy, even though they were in good hands. Actually were afraid that they would not remember us. And Duke had to go to WORK. The weather was great, about 86 degrees and sunny the whole time. Well, it did rain one morning for about 20 minutes. We didn't do a lot, mostly relaxed. It was our eleventh time in eight years to visit Belize, so we didn't need to do a lot.

The Caribbean & Lagoon
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=a406&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

I was up most morning by 6, taking pictures of the sunrises over the ocean. However, we were in bed most evenings by 9. We are not big partiers. We went to BC's beach bar & grill several times, but did not meet any of you.

Sunrises & Sunsets
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=592c&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

We walked to breakfast at George's Kitchen most mornings. And a lot of the time we walked into town, 1/4 mile and back. Which is pretty far for me, these days as I have Parkinson's Diease.

It was so windy, that we only went snorkeling one day. Mercedes, the boat captain of Reef Seekers pulled me around the reef, while I hung to a life ring. Gotta love that man. The throw-away underwater camera that we had was old, so the pictures didn't turn out. I won't make that mistake again.

We took rides to both ends of the island. We also went to Caye Caulker and to Belize City by water taxi. The sea was rough and the ride was bumpy. There must have been 40 people on the boat and probably one life jacket. One poor girl held onto her rosary beads and must have said 30 hail Marys.

Around & about Belize
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=7b10&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

Planes, boats, & golf carts
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=1659&.src=ph

Duke went deep sea fishing outside the reef with two other guys one day. He got sea sick and clung to the side of the boat throwing up. All that upchuck must have been good for fishing as one of the men caught a 32 lb. barracuda.

The Big Catch
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=f047&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

We met some old friends and made some new friends.

Friends & people of BZ
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=6940&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

We met a lot of cats and dogs that we would have loved to bought home with us. Especially Gracie. We wanted to bring her home, but didn't. I hope someone nice takes her in, as she is a lovable sweet cat.

Cats & Dogs
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=6d65&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

We watched a local Belizean (or rather loco, crazy Belizean) feed and kiss a 14 foot crocodile.

Crocodiles & Iguanas
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=3e1d&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

One of the reasons I would wake up so early each morning was because the management moved the Parrots outside our bedroom window. They would start talking & squawking from 6 am to 9 or 10 each night, thanks to people getting them riled up. We don't mind the parrots ordinarly. They're just confused with that spotlight shining on them all night long. They don't know if it's day or night.

The Pelicans would posed for me so I'd have good photos to paint.

Feather friends
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=2ced&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

The flowers are absolutely beautiful in Belize. And bananas & coconuts are waiting to be picked for pina `coloda's.

Plant life
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=4cf9&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos


I did four paintings while there.

Bunnies dancing http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/detail?.dir=48ae&.dnm=76e7.jpg&.src=ph
Let's go fishing http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/detail?.dir=48ae&.dnm=7353.jpg&.src=ph
Under the Sea (oval) http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/detail?.dir=48ae&.dnm=2082.jpg&.src=ph
Yellow hibiscus (Oval) http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/detail?.dir=48ae&.dnm=57d9.jpg&.src=ph

All and all we had a great time, inspite of all the bad press BYC has gotten. We are homeowners and still love it there. I even persuaded Duke to take a few pictures of me this trip.

Kris & Duke
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=3e37&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos


ArtZ SmartZ
Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1330
04/02/06 06:22 AM
04/02/06 06:22 AM
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NYgal Offline
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Thanks for sharing.
Great pictures smile

Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1331
04/02/06 07:05 AM
04/02/06 07:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 326
FL
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Great pictures!

Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1332
04/02/06 07:11 AM
04/02/06 07:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,001
New Jersey/sanpedro
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Nice post lots of living the dream days...I am happy for you ...thanks for the report,and photo's..


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Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1333
04/02/06 07:17 AM
04/02/06 07:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 593
Dinorwic On CANADA
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Hi Kris and Duke... I hear ya about three weeks not being long enough! laugh

Great pictures. Nice that you separated them into mini subject albums. The picture of the guy kissing the croc, is someone who has to be missing a few brain cells! aka idoit. :rolleyes: Hopefully none of the young kids try to mimic him.

Can't access your paintings though. It might be that you haven't made those available for public viewing. Would love to see them.

Keep on smiling and dreaming of San Pedro. cool
Gail

Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1334
04/02/06 07:46 AM
04/02/06 07:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 264
Annapolis, MD
ArtZ SmartZ Offline OP
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ArtZ SmartZ  Offline OP
Thanks for your comments to all of you.
Gail,
Maybe this will help with those pics of my paintings. I sold the "Message in a Bottle" and have been commissioned to paint a sunset/sunrise for a young man in CO.

Paintings in the last 3 years:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=48ae&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos


0lder paintings

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/album?.dir=42c3&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/artzsmartzkris/my_photos

I knowwhat you mean. I wish I was still there in SP.
Kris


ArtZ SmartZ
Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1335
04/02/06 11:31 AM
04/02/06 11:31 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
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oregon, spr
Marty Online happy

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Marty  Online Happy
very nice photos and paintings Art!!! thanks!

Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1336
04/02/06 03:19 PM
04/02/06 03:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 367
Louisiana
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Enjoyed the photos and the narratives in between.

I see the pic of you doing your painting, but we can't get to your artwork. It'd be great to see the paintings of AC!

Thanks for sharing!

Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1337
04/02/06 05:05 PM
04/02/06 05:05 PM
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Posts: 397
Michigan
Coco Loco Lady Offline
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Really loved the paintings! Pictures and trip report are great also. Thanks for sharing.
Coco


Coco
Re: Three weeks in San Pedro #1338
04/17/06 06:55 PM
04/17/06 06:55 PM
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Posts: 539
Denver, CO
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Kris,

Lovely pictures! I so wish I would have been able to be there as planned that week. Maybe next time though wink


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