|We spent two weeks in Trinidad, speaking English (!!), eating Trini food (and especially Mom's New Year's turkey, Lorraine's Christmas dinner, and David's deserts!), and most of all enjoying spending time with family and friends (and the dogs, who finally got used to us!). All Mom's preparations, and Leah's smile when she got her new laptop (!!) made Christmas. We were also lucky to be able to tag along with Michael, David, Lorraine, and Marianne on their excursions, so we got to visit the pitch lake and soak in the sulphur waters there, relax on Maracas Bay on Christmas Eve, kayak at Chaguaramas, walk up to Maqueripe Bay, watch the scarlet ibises coming home to roost at Caroni Swamp, visit the wildfowl sanctuary, and spend a blissful New Year's Eve day (or 'Old Year's Day' here) sailing to the islands on the McFarlan's beautiful boat (thank you!!).