Tuesday, July 15, 2008

4th of July Weekend (the late edition)

I promised to show you what we were up to on the 4th of July and here it is.......
We drove down to Key Largo with our friends, Tom and Veronica for a dive weekend. Will and I took turns diving so one of us could watch James and the other one dove with Tom and Veronica. Tom was practicing his underwater photography skills and I had fun posing for the camera. Here I am waving (and blowing lots of bubbles, okay, so I was nervous...)

This is me and Veronica swimming around the City of Washington wreck. There wasn't much of the wreck left to see, but the sea life around it was beautiful. I saw my first nurse shark (SO COOL!) and a free swimming eel and lots and lots of colorful fish. It's such a treat to be a part of this underwater world.

Here I am looking up at the surface, "Yep, it's still there. Just checking..."

On their dive at Spiegal Grove, Will and Veronica found an American flag. It seemed fitting to pose with it, since it was Independence Day.

Here's Will looking ultra svelte in his underwater gear. He is so thankful to be back in the water again and thankful that we both share the same passion for scuba (although his is much greater than mine, so far) After over a year of "James" as our primary focus, we have enjoyed our dive trips together and focusing on "each other" and our together time. Having and raising a child can be so overwhelming and all-consuming (for me anyway) that it was easy to put "us" on the backburner. Yes, a part of me still feels guilty when I have to leave James for hours at a time, but keeping momma and daddy happy will go a long way in securing James' future happiness. At least, that's what we keep telling ourselves!

Overall, it was a great trip, highlighted by some beautiful diving! I enjoyed seeing all the corals and colorful fish. If you want to see all of Tom's underwater photos, click here to access them.

This is a dive location we want to visit again!

1 comment:

  1. A belated Happy Birthday to James! I am glad to see he's still progressing so wonderfully. I wanted to tell you, Kalani, how impressed I am that you've learned to scuba dive! Ed and I took our first lesson ever in Hawaii (Kuaui)last year, and we loved it! Our teacher was so patient with me and my troubles learning how to clear my ears, but I finally figured it all out. It was such an amazing experience. I don't think we'll probably ever get certified, but I'm proud of my little card testifying that I completed lesson #1!! We did two tanks at Tunnels Beach near Hanalei in case you're familiar with it. Lots of neat fish. Keep posting pictures of you doing your thing! Super!!