Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Visit With The Walkers, photos included!

We were so thrilled to have our dear friends, Scott and Glenna Walker, visit us today. They came in on the Carnival Dream, spent the morning on the beach in Mahogany Bay and then devoted the rest of the day to us. We picked them up at the lovely Carnival Cruise Center. Very pretty, but as Scott said, "it's like Disney World. Not real." They wanted to see how we lived and what our life was like here.

We drove them up to our house to see where we live and check out our fabulous view. It was going to be a pretty warm day, and our deck gets afternoon sun and consequently gets pretty warm late in the day, so we visited our house first thing. They really liked our view and sitting out on our deck. Then we drove in to West End for a late lunch. Don wanted to take them to one of our favorite places, Half Moon Bay Cafe. After Scott asked the blessing over our meal, our waiter, Alex, commented that in the two years that he has worked there, that he has only seen people pray before their meal a handful of times. Those other times were probably us!
There's always a very nice breeze off the ocean and a pretty view. Here we all are, waiting on our lunch.  We had such a great time catching up, telling them about our life here, hearing about their recent move to Ft. Lauderdale, trading news of other church friends and sharing the news that we are finally going to be grandparents. They, in turn, said that they are expecting their sixth grandchild!

After lunch, we drove them down the West End beach road. It's one of those places that you either love or hate. They loved it! Much more character than at the cruise ship dock. They have been to West Bay on previous cruises, so we didn't go there. We took them into Coxen Hole via the Flowers Bay road which is a pretty drive and talked non-stop the whole time.

 had told them about the Made in Roatan shop that our friends, Bob and Debi, built to allow local artists have a place to sell their work. It is a non-profit shop, so you know where the money goes. Glenna bought a pretty necklace made by young Pedro who always loves to pose for a photo with the customers. Debi told me that Koki, the artist who sells some of his paintings in the shop, had a couple of larger paintings for sale next door. I went to see them and wound up buying a large painting of Cayos Cachinos for $30!

We popped into the pharmacy where they were amazed at how much cheaper drugs are here, and then we drove them through the market to see where the locals shop. They were very interested in where we shop, what we eat here, how it differs from the U.S.

And all too soon our time together was over. We delivered them back to the cruise ship and made them promise to come back. Such a blessing to spend the day with them.
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  1. Jeanette,
    Great to hear from you! It's hard to believe it's been three years since all the stuff with Dad. We miss all of you so much and are so grateful for all you did. I hope Caleb has a chance- he seems like a really good kid although as I said, I can't say I have ever spent much time with him.I hope to go to Vietnam this summer on a mission. Wish I could see you guys! My best to Don.
    God bless and love,
    Luke 18:1

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  3. let's try this again~ the link i posted the first time didn't work! :-)

    i am so glad you got to show your friends around our beautiful island. great pics! it was also great to meet them.

    here is a link if you want to read more about pedro!