Thanksgiving Day 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010

Some shots of Thanksgiving Day 2010 at our latest additional to our rental pool, a 2Br/2Ba house just 30 steps away from Coral Paradise Resort. Our guest and some friends who live & work on the Island joined us for this years Thanksgiving Feast. Our friends/guests Bill & Sherry Imagealong with son Jesse brought and cooked one of the best Thanksgiving meals you could ever expect to have. The food was delicious and we all gained a few pounds. We want to thank Bill, Sherry & Jesse for taking care of us and our guests. Check out the photos of Thanksgiving 2010

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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving
Monday, 22 November 2010

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving:

Well the guest staying with us this week at Coral Paradise Resort will well fed this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

A couple who stayed with us only 5 weeks ago decided to come back down for Thanksgiving week and put on a feast.

Bill & Sherry with son Jesse are going to cook up a storm for all of the guest and a some friends on the Island.

I will have some photos on the blog after the event.

Below is some of the foods they will be preparing.

2 Roast Turkey's, Brown Sugar Ham (Spiral Sliced), Corn Pudding, Glazed Sweet Potatoes. Mac & Cheese, Stuffing-Traditional, Stuffing-Cornbread, Cranberry Sauce, C resent & Parker House Rolls, Cheesecake, Apple Pie & Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving to All

 

 
Tuomo & Laura, Newlyweds From Finland
Sunday, 29 August 2010

Coral Paradise Resort congratulates  Tuomo Laaninen & Laura Sarkkjmen

who celebrated their Honeymoon with us while staying in Bonaire.

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Tuomo & Laura are from Finland and are active Divers

We loved having them stay with us at Coral Paradise Resort and had a lot of fun with them.

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Tuomo & Laura we hope to see Y'all again.

Kenny & Margaret
 
Coral Paradise Resort Bonaire

 

 
Shuck Um, Suck Um, Eat Um Raw!!!
Monday, 23 August 2010
If you ain't ever had um you do won't understand what I'm talking about.  Image
Margaret and I been living in Bonaire for about 3 years now. One thing I think about from time to time is the Great Cooking, Food and Restaurants in New Orleans. Don't get me wrong, Bonaire has some Great Restaurants and we love the food here but there's something about Raw Oysters, Crawfish, Shrimp & Oyster Po-Boys.
I was talking about this with my friend Patrice who owns Bistro De Paris, or as we call it Paris Bistro. It's one the best restaurants in Bonaire and our favorite place to eat.
A few weeks later Patrice called me  to come over to the restaurant and that he had something for me. When I arrived he handed me a gift, two dozen raw oysters that he had ordered for me and had flew in from France. WOW. Image
Well I had never eaten oysters from France but as I had this opportunity and I was going to make the most of it. I went shopping at a few stores to get what I was looking for: Horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, and Saltine crackers. Image No Dixie beer in Bonaire but I had some Polar's & Corona's in the fridge that worked just fine. I didn't have my oyster knife with me (lost in Katrina) as I though I would see an oyster again but I improvised screwdriver and a couple of knives. Interesting note when you shuck European Oysters start from the opposite end away from the hinge. Use a sharp knife and cut towards the hinge.
Man let me tell you the Oysters were Salty and Oh So Good, the perfect size. It was such a feeling of New Orleans, for a while I thought I was at Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter except I was under my Palm Trees in the Caribbean at our resort. Freaking Awesome...  Image

Patrice thank you so much. I'll end with with I started with:  If you ain't ever had um you do won't understand what I'm talking about.

 
 
 
Grace Spath Newest Diver in Bonaire
Monday, 02 August 2010

 

Grace Spath was certified this week as a PADI Junior Open Water Diver. Grace did all of her classroom & confined water work in the states. When she arrived at Coral Paradise Resort in Bonaire she did her mandatory 2 days of diving and 4 dives with Brenda and myself.

While we were underwater on dive #3 an eagle ray just happened to fly by only 3 feet from us. I think the ray actually winked at Grace as to acknowledge what a good student she was in his world under the sea. What a memory to have on your open water certification dive.

During the rest of their stay we did several shore dives and boat dives with her favorite dive-master Lutti, finding octopus, frogfish, seahorses and many other varieties of sea life that Bonaire has to offer.  

This is the 3rd trip that Grace and her parents have stayed with us at Coral Paradise Resort and I am proud to to be her certifying instructor here in Bonaire.

Kenny Treadaway

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