Monday, July 27, 2009

Richman's on a Boat: Belizean Cayes, Meet the Crew

Ginny Beans, AKA The Mother Dear, is really the unofficial Captain of this mangy crew. Poor thing got her head stuck in a book and only came up for air once or twice. BUT! She's one of two that saw a shark while snorkeling. Bragging rights for life, right?Marci and Rich, known in the exclusive hardcore runners world as "Trail Trekker" and "Paceless," respectively. These two runners/triathletes are non-stop even on vacation. Run, swim, stretch, yoga, repeat. I burned calories just watching them.Tom and Todd, AKA El Capitan and First Mate are no strangers to life on a boat. Must be nice we tease. They are the whole reason we are able to charter in the first place. We use them not only for their charming good looks, but also for their high adventure skills, which are plenty. Brook and Kyle, AKA chef and sous-chef (sometimes vice versa), kept the rest of the mateys fat and happy despite a severe malfunction in kitchen appliances. Diet Coke with a twist of shrimp juice anyone? Anyone?At the caboose, The BD's. First BD, who managed to swim around an entire island by accident and I, who had an affair with a lobster. United we stand as the official losers of "Settlers of Catan" but for what we lack in gaming panache we make up for in sheer cuteness. I think.I'm the youngest, can you tell?

Just in case it's not obvious, my mom is the one in the middle. Sheesh, she just gets more beautiful with age. And no, it's not fair at all. L to R: Brook, me, Mom, Tom, Marci.

5 comments:

brook said...

Thank you for posting pictures so I can float on back...it's really best to play Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" while viewing. Our humidity challenged camera only made it to day two of the trip. :(

Marriott + Ali said...

what a good looking family. I love the pic of you & BD. I'm glad you made it back without any shark stories to tell....there's always next year right!?

The Blairs said...

Glad you guys had a great vacation. That place looks amazing. I am jealous.
Ryan

Shauna said...

what a fun trip!! more pictures is what I want to see. You all look great!

Sarah said...

So fun to see pics of your family, looks like so much fun!!