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I really need to practice more with it before our next vacation…….again……your pictures are beautiful……and where did you get all those little turtles on your avatar? I love them.
I wish that I had practiced more with my new Olympus (bought at Cathy Church’s) before going into the water. Not thinking I practiced with my glasses on, but you don’t wear glasses with a swim mask. The dials then became harder to read. The little pocket-size camera shoots up to 10 megapixel. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and I thank you.
There is a cheaper model of the Olympus (the 850?) that is good for only about 10 feet under. I knew I’d be down deeper so I chose the 1030.
Most of above water shots were taken with my Sony. It has a 12x zoom, which, among other things, enabled me to be a safe distance from the Blue Iguana. I have a shot of just the head but felt the body size was important to include. The camera also provides great depth-of-field shots as in the flowers.
Also, i read somewhere that kids eat free at a restaurant on Tuesdays…does anyone know what restaurant that is?
we leave tomorrow morning-can’t wait! any other tips to save money, getting in free after a certain time, kids eat free, etc?
thanks for all the help!
I was there end June and already am looking forward to my next trip.
Heidi from Denver
I wont ask for particulars, but since you’re from Denver might I ask what area you’re in? (East, West, South, or North?) We actually live in Lakewood, but we both grew up and went to school in Denver. We even still work in Denver.
That, plus we both were Gilligan’s Island fans.
You must have asked the desk your question about laundry by now. I did not see any washing machines for the public to use so I doubt it is available.
I vaguely recall seing something about kids eating free on certain days, but being by ourselves, I didn’t pay attention as to where or when. Check to see if CAG has a coupon. The most reasonable meals we found were at EATS, across the road from the Westin, about a mile north of the Marriott. There is a CAG coupon for one specific meal that was quite good. The servings aren’t huge, but they aren’t small either. I’m a somewhat big eater and I didn’t leave still feeling hungry.
Pizza Hut and Coconut Joe’s are across the road from the Marriott and offer less expensive dinning. Coconut Joe’s has a CAG coupon similar to Eat’s coupon. We tried them both and liked ’em both.
We often found a couple CAG books just inside the Marriott lobby on a table.
I sure hope this gets to you during your stay.
We actually just moved to Denver and live downtown by Coors. Really enjoying the city life, very different to living in suburbia.
As you know its almost as HOT in Denver as its in Cayman but sadly no breeze or beautiful sea to go cool off in.
I have a cousin in Denver, says its hot. Nothing like Tx its hotter then
Living close to Coors Field must be wonderful, especially when the fireworks of July 4th (or 3rd on occasion) go off. We’re more football fans than baseball, but have been to both a few times.
Denver’s heat is a dry heat while GC’s is a moist heat. In that sense it’s a really different kind of heat. As a rule-of-thumb people are more comfortable with whichever type they’re already used to and tend to gravitate to that type of environment.
To me, that’s what is so nice about traveling. Going to different places isn’t just to be in a different local but also to experience different environments. Sometimes, it’s just to make you appreciate the one you’re already partial to that much more. To turn a phrase…One is eye candy, the other is mind candy. (Think of it as mind over matter…If you don’t mind then it don’t matter.)
Did you ever find the place with all the starfish? What about the shells on the beach? The latest storm might wash more of them up.
It turns out that my primary insurance will cover my medical expenses regarding the broken toe as it is considered an emergency, even though not in the US. I have yet to see if it will be 100% coverage or less since it was fixed outside the regular medical system we belong to. If so, then the travel insurance will pick up the difference.
Even though my primary insurer will provide coverage, I still recommend that you get travel insurance as there are other reasons for the insurance than just medical.
The foremost reason is that of missing your flight connections. Another reason could be lost luggage. You should not discount someone in your party getting sick prior to leaving.
Just check out what offered travel insurance will cover and see if it fits your budget and risk level tolerance.