|First stop after picking up Gabby from the airport in Belize City - the beautiful BELIZE sign in the Buttonwood Bay area.
|Aboard the water taxi to Caye Caulker...
|Beautiful waters on the way to Caye Caulker
|Pulling into Caye Caulker
|Friends had recommended the Tropical Paradise Hotel, so we quickly found a taxi (golf cart) to take us there.
|It's a cute little place at the south end of town.
|Our cabana was closest to the water, so there was always a nice breeze.
|The cabana was basic, but we weren't hanging out there, so it doesn't much matter. (It did have a full bath and A/C.)
|Gabby enjoying our little deck
|There was a nice beach area to relax at, plus a dock, and Cara and Gabby enjoyed swimming off of that.
|We headed out to explore the island.
|Next door to our lodging was a beautiful little cemetery.
|We enjoyed just walking around exploring the island and the wonderful places to relax.
|Gabby and Eric in front of the bar at "the Split" on Caye Caulker. (A cut in the island now splits it in two.)
|The sun getting lower on our first night in Caye Caulker. We just walked around and explored the whole island.
|We found the "industrial" part of the island.
|A giant generator provides power to the whole island.
|Our first night's dinner was at Barrier Reef Sports Bar
|Our view of the moon as we had dinner
|Cara's black bean tacos actually had black bean burger (a lot) in them - zingy and good, but more filling than she expected.
|Eric's burritos (he had leftovers)
|Fresh mango/papaya/coconut milk smoothie by the sea to start the next day
|The cute bar at "the Split" called The Lazy Lizard - we had drinks there later in the day.
|The sign says "No Siting Up Here", though I think they mean "sitting". Lol!
|A nice swimming area, complete with makeshift slides. Cara and Gabby went swimming here.
|Drinks on a hammock at Sobre Las Olas
|Lunch at Rainbow Grill
|Our view at lunch
|"Di Big Kahuna Stress God" inside a shop
It says (in creole), "Take my picture & I want to take your stress".
|In water tables at The Lazy Lizard (at the Split)
|Of course, we had to get in and have drinks there!
|Kayakers going through "the Split"
|We also watched this sailboat sail right through "the Split".
|Last morning in Caye Caulker. (Eric got up early that morning and took photos for Google Street View of the entire island.)
|Leaving Caye Caulker on the water taxi
|Approaching Belize City...
|Lunch stop at El Rancho near Belmopan, on the drive back to Hopkins.
|First we had drinks at the bar while we waited for everyone to get there.
|Mike is who runs Love on the Rocks
|Letitia (behind the bar) is Mike's wife
|They only gave Gabby and Mark bibs to wear - not sure why...
|Eric's meal (you cook your own meat on the super hot volcanic rock provided).
|They made Cara a special grilled vegetable salad.
|It was the last night before the Lucky Lobster closed for a month, so we had to go there after dinner!