Chillin' in the Cooks

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November 16th 2005
Published: November 17th 2005
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We're back in civilization after doing the Cook Island version of AARP. That would be Atiu (say Ah-choo), Aitutaki, and Rarotonga = Paradise!! But even paradise has it pitfalls and we were able to experience a few. Out of the last 15 days it rained 8! Thank goodness for books, the MP3 player, and yoga! The mosquitoes really LOVE the islands and we returned with a multitude of bites. In fact, ... Read Full Entry

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Ootu BeachOotu Beach
Ootu Beach

This is the best beach on Aitutaki
Aitutaki Lagoon LodgeAitutaki Lagoon Lodge
Aitutaki Lagoon Lodge

In our opinion this is the BEST South Pacific Resort that we have ever seen.
The perfect beach view!!!!The perfect beach view!!!!
The perfect beach view!!!!

Aitutaki Lagoon Lodge
Mt. MangapuMt. Mangapu
Mt. Mangapu

Hike to the top of the only mountain on Aitutaki. The views of the lagoon are outstanding.
Returning to the boatReturning to the boat
Returning to the boat

Next stop - snorkeling on the reef!

17th November 2005

Was there WOW!!
17th November 2005

We were on the same spot as you guys 8 months ago in Rarotonga. Amazing! Red Kayaks out to the motu,the bus trip, the beauty. Our own private motu with the locals too. It is so fun reading your blogs and especially having been right there. You GO guys!!! We're in Naples now, new job, people and experiences. Way more professional than most I know from Sarasota Co. It is a welcome change of pace and an adventure both girls and myself are up to. Jennifer turned 16 last wee, has a boyfriend and starts her 1st job tomorrow. She loves it here and it was the best move I could've ever made for her. Elizabeth is finishing up her Senior year and attending classes at Edison College and AP classes at Naples High. Not sure what I am doing with the house on the island of Venice but time will tell. Keep having fun and know that others are looking and reading your story and reminiscing of our journeys to the same locale. Way cool. Be sure to visit Tasmania if you get an opportunity. Port Arthur was former prison and quite interesting. I would only love to be doing your trip under sail. time will come too. Be safe, God bless and keep on enjoying!!! Kathe & girls
18th November 2005

Do we ever have different lives. I am SO happy for your enjoyment, adventures, and relaxation. Meanwhile I got my guys, almost 4 and almost 2. Lots of runny noses, and interesting langauges to encounter and interpret. When to the time comes i've got to get to the Cook Islands. I'll be ready. Thanks for your appetizing look at some future vacation. Love, mindy
18th November 2005

Wish I were there
Hey guys, It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Wish I were there. Thanks for being so descriptive as they really help me to visulize your experience. I am so glad Lynne has shared your emails so I could access the blogs. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing about more of your adventures. Jane
21st November 2005

Ron & Pam, Enjoyed the pictures and the explanation of your adventures. It is great to enjoy your trips with and for you. Cool Weather and the Holidays on the horizon. Jenna's team still undefeated. Steven, Gail and I are fine. My sister at the moment is pain free! She can't believe it, it has been so long. Take Care. Jim
22nd November 2005

got it
The blog arrived on my email after I spoke to you on the phone. What a great adventure. I am printing it out as we speak so Jim can read it when he has time. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful, there is so much to be thankful for. Much love to you and Ron Hugs and Kisses, Dorothy

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