Monday, August 31, 2009

Shopping in Praia

Today Grady and I decided to get out of the house and go shopping. We went to downtown Praia to wonder around. We ended up down at the beach where we had some ice cream! On our way back to the car we stopped in at the Farmers Market to get some fruits and veggies. We also stopped by a garden to take some pictures. It was a good relaxing day, but Grady was tired and ready to go to bed by the end of the night. Hopefully he'll sleep in tomorrow!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Basket Man and new swimming hole!

Okay, so back several months ago when we first found out that we were moving here people that had lived here kept telling me about the Basket Man. I was thinking probably exactly what y'all are thinking now, "What does that even mean and who is the Basket Man?". So as soon as I met some other ladies I asked. Well the Basket Man is a man who hand makes baskets. He grows all the materials himself and then will make whatever you want him to. So my mission this weekend was to find this man to see what it was all about. His house was a little difficult to find, but we found it. Turns's pretty cool. He can make literally whatever you want. Plain ole baskets, furniture, anything. Anyways, I ordered a couple of baskets and we'll see how they turnout. I know this isn't that exciting to y'all, but that is one of the main things we heard about before moving here. Next, we finally went swimming! We went swimming at the bottom of the cliffs on Saturday and it was super cool. After our long hike down the stairs to get there, we were so excited to jump in the water! Well we had heard that the water here is cold and it is!!! It is really, really cold! The local people were splashing around in it like it was as warm as a hot tub. Scott and Grady got all the way in, but I just couldn't do it. It was so cold that some other little kids around us were crying, but Grady loved it and didn't what to get out. We had a great time and we were all worn out by the end of the day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


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Ok, we finally got some pictures up for you guys. If you click on the picture above it should take you to an album. This place is gorgeous!! We have just been driving around and coming across all this stuff. Today, we are going to swim at the swimming hole we found. So stay tuned for the next post.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Our first video blog

We came across this swimming hole today while we were exploring our new home

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hey everyone! We are finally getting settled in over here. Well as much as we can right now. We have moved into our house, but we still haven't gotten any of our stuff. So all we have is what we brought with us on the airplane, which is pretty much just clothes. We aren't sure when we will be getting all of our stuff. We are just waiting and trying to be patient. We had to borrow some blankets and towels from our neighbors because everything was closed on Sunday and Monday. On the upside...our house is really nice and we have a view of the ocean from our front porch!! Who would have thought that we would be living somewhere so amazing! The ole Grand Am still hasn't arrived and probably won't be here for at least a month, so we had to buy an 'island bomb'. This car is hilarious! There will be pictures soon. It smells like someone has dumped gas in the seats, there is NO power steering, and the drivers side door doesn't always open. All and all it's a pretty good car, LOL. Seriously though, I have never been more thankful for an old beat up car. Grady has finally decided to give in to the new time change. OMG, it took almost this whole first week to get him adjusted. I've been exhausted, but I think we are all getting back to normal now. We are doing good and enjoying the amazing view. We miss all you guys and hope to share our experiences with y'all through this blog. We will hopelfully post pictures and video soon.