Island Gallery

Our plane, which was scheduled to depart from Miami and 8:15 and land in St. Louis at 9:55 last night, did not leave until 11:40 and land until 1:15 am.  So I am tired today.  Really, really tired.  I can barely form a coherent thought, so I leave you with a few photos.  My pictures did not turn out quite like I hoped.  I am a little disppointed at how fuzzy many of them turned out.  I really need to take a photography course…

Here are a few of the images I managed to capture. I took about 150 pictures with my camera and equal that or more with my mom’s, so limiting this gallery to less than 25 shots was tough!  Click on the picture to see the enlarged image.


  1. Lindsey says

    BEAUTIFUL pictures, Kelli! What an incredible trip! I’m so glad that you got to experience it with your mom. We are SO excited to see y’all in a few days!

  2. wow, I guess you are having MAJOR withdrawls being back in the states!! Makes you wonder why we choose to live in MISSOURI. Glad you are home safe. Can’t wait to hear all about your journey!

  3. Hi Kelli! I don’t know you but I recognized several of your pics! Trinity Baptist Church!!!! I grew up in that church! In 1988 my parents moved to North Caicos on $300 a month as independent missionaries. My brother and I were only 18 months and 3 years respectively. My dad and granddad and other men from our sending church rebuilt your granddad’s church which had been almost burnt to the ground. I grew up in that church for almost 10 years until my dad was called to the Dominican Republic and another missionary took over… just thought it was cool! We heard a lot about your granddad from the older islanders when we moved there… The internet is amazing isn’t it???? Anyhow… hi!!!! 🙂

  4. ps – my email on gmail is jessiperez10 please contact me! i would love to hear more about your family’s experience founding that church!!!! 🙂

  5. Hello Kelli,
    Just got back from South Caicos and of all the buildings the one that struck me most is of your Mom’s childhood home. What a beautiful old house! Does your Mom have any old photos of South Caicos. I’d love for you to post them. I read somewhere that this house used to be the police station. Do you know if this is true? I am doing South Caicos on my blog but haven’t finished it yet. The first little bit is up so just check
    Could you tell me your family name. Hope to hear from you, Marta


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