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Nov 13

Hoey Cruise – Grand Cayman – Port #1

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Cayman in the Morning

Our first port of call was George Town, Grand Cayman. Weather wasn’t the best, scattered thunder showers was the order of the day… But, none the less, we had a pretty full day. We visited the Turtle Farm, went straight to Hell, swam with Sting Rays and did a bit of snorkeling in the rain…

George Town Tour Guide and Bus

Wende Crabtree at the Turtle Farm

This little guy weighed easily 50lbs

Welcome to Hell

The Devil in Hell

Lauren Jacobs Getting Rained On

Swimming with Sting Rays

Swimming with Sting Rays

Lauren Jacobs Swimming in the Pouring Rain

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Calm Before the Storm


Nov 11

Gary Hoey Cruise ’08

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Gary Hoey Cruise

We just got back from a 7 day cruise around the Caribbean with guitar master Gary Hoey. My Dad had picked up a flyer for the cruise at one of his last concerts, and being the big fan that he is thought it would be a great vacation for everyone in the family.

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, I hadn’t listened to Hoey in maybe 6 or 7 years, he’d kinda fallen off my radar. But, I have to say that after spending a week with him, his family, the rest of the band and seeing two private concerts, I have a whole new respect for guy and his music. Not only can he make a guitar sing, but he’s just a genuinely down to earth nice guy.

For those who are unfamiliar, Hoey is best known for his instrumental surf rock, he did the soundtrack for “Endless Summer II” and not to mention a whole series of Christmas covers, which are pretty fun to listen too.

The cruise wasn’t all Hoey by far, that was just one small aspect of it… We stopped off in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Costa Maya. It was also Lauren and My five year anniversary, and the first time both our parents got to meet… Below are a few shots from the concerts, more photos from the rest of the trip will be posted over the next few days.

Gary Hoey Cruise

Gary Hoey Cruise

 

Gary Hoey Cruise

Gary Hoey Cruise

Towards the end of the shows Hoey’s kids, Allison and Ian got up on stage to join their dad. Ian rocked just as hard as his dad, that kid is going to grow up to be quite the little ripper…

 

Phillip Crabtree with Gary Hoey

My Dad with Gary

 

Bryan Crabtree with Gary Hoey

And of course Me with Mr. Hoey…


Jul 26

Aruba – April 2007

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Back in April 2007 Lauren and I went to Aruba for Lauren’s Parents 25th Anniversary. We had a really great time exploring the island, scuba diving and just kicking it with a drink on the beach. Aruba is a small Dutch island about 20 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Here are some photos from the trip.

 

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Mike Jacobs - Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

Aruba


Jul 26

Scuba Diving in Aruba – April 2007

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Before we went to Aruba I decided to buy an underwater case for my Canon IXY 800IS. Thought it might be fun to try out a little underwater photography. The case ended up working great and these are just a few of the shots I got.

 

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba

Lauren Jacobs - Scuba Diving in Aruba

Scuba Diving in Aruba