Monday, February 27, 2012

Grenadian Independence Day

February 7th was Grenada's Independence Day. After deep sea fishing in the morning, we headed down to the national stadium with some friends to check out the celebration. It was definitely different than Independence Day celebrations back home, but fun to be a part of! Here's to 38 years of freedom!

These guys were rolling down the street when we pulled up to the stadium

The parade...which consisted of Grenada's military officers standing in the heat (several even had to be helped back to the shade), then marching around the stadium a couple of times. Definitely different than parades we're used to! But a great way to recognize the officers.

Cute kids recreating the flag

They had several paratroopers land inside the stadium. It started getting pretty windy and rainy right after the first couple and one even ended up in the stands! (Luckily no one was hurt, other than maybe the paratrooper's pride...)

More street performers rolling by as we left

Deep Sea Fishing

 Sean loves to fish. So when he heard from one of his classmates that we could get a pretty good deal to go out on a deep sea fishing boat for 4 hours, he talked to some friends and set it up. We didn't catch many fish (in fact, there was only one...), but we did see some dolphins and had fun just hanging out on the boat with friends and enjoying a day away from the demands of medical school!

Our boat

Not too sure about the life jacket...

Dolphins! They were swimming right in front of the boat for quite a while!

Tired little guy

Sean's barracuda! Like I said, we only caught 1 fish and Sean got to reel it in (it probably helped that most everyone else was in the front of the boat when the line snagged and Sean was the first one to notice :)

Or maybe we caught 2 fish...
It ended up be a great day spent with great friends!