Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red Bull... in Placencia, Belize

Seen this morning when we went to Sunday Brunch... it even has a Belize license plate. That's a Mini Cooper BTW.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Remember Summer Camp ??

For some time now, we have been planning a better way for Joyce to handle the laundry chores... and we needed a better way to handle supply storage and in particular, a better place for guests to access the  bicycles. We think the end result is not only nicely functional, but pretty attractive in a "summer camp" kind of way!

New Laundry, Storage, Bicycle Shed
New Laundry, Storage, Bicycle Shed

"Space Odyssey" and Crane Operators...

As promised, our contractor is making good progress on the new Cabana... and this video of a small part of the days' work starts out like a sequel to "Space Odyssey." By the end of the morning we had all four walls in place. Pay attention to the absolutely precise work by the crane operator... done on a windy day!
From "Space Odyssey" and Crane Operators...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Well... How Cute Is That ??

A few weeks ago, I told you about the new puppy... Luke Skywalker. Well, he's now in the "terrible twos" portion of puppyhood... utterly adorable one minute and a complete holy terror the next. We had forgotten that part. Since we're surrounded by water, it's important for the dogs to be swimmers... so have a look at the first "test." Think we'll have any problem?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Placencia has THREE winners...

"Congratulations to the Placencia awardees at the 11th annual National Tourism Awards! Maya Beach Bistro – 2010 Restaurant of the Year, Althea Schable – 2010 Frontline Person of the Year, & Avadon Divers – 2010 Tour Operator of the Year! Of the six categories that were selected by nomination from the public Placencia took home half of the awards proving once again what a wonderful destination this truly is! You’ve made us all proud!"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's For The Birds...

While we were getting the new Cabana storage building set up last week, one of the trees we thought we were going to move made it's presence known. Needless to say the tree is staying right where it is... it's for the birds!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mixing Concrete the "Easy" Way...

Do you suppose the back end of a concrete mixer has some redeeming value as digital art? It looked pretty cool from my vantage point while I was trying to document the pouring of the floor pad for the workshop portion of our new house on the beach. I really had no clue how much work goes in to just making a floor out of concrete. At least if you want it to be level and smooth. There are lots more pictures of this whole process here. Even a couple of quick videos of the "airplane propellor smoother." And BTW, Karen reminded me of the "way things were" ten years ago when all the concrete for our 4,000 square foot "spec house" was poured by hand, bucket by bucket, up makeshift wooden ladders. There were no concrete mixer or pumper trucks on the Peninsula then... and the road was hell!

Nice smooth workshop floor...