Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Photos: Duggars and Bates in the Bahamas

A couple weeks ago, we shared a video message that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar filmed with Gil and Kelly Bates while on vacation in the Bahamas. The trip was in celebration of the Bates' 30-year wedding anniversary, and the four friends were flown to the island by pilot John-David Duggar.

Jim Bob said that he was pleasantly surprised when Michelle wanted to go parasailing. Below are a couple photos.

Jim Bob Duggar and Gil Bates
 Jim Bob Duggar and Gil Bates

Kelly Bates and Michelle Duggar
Kelly Bates and Michelle Duggar

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35 comments:

  1. Aww, looks like they are having a good time! Both set of parents are good role models. It's cool that John David flew them there!

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  2. Fun times & great memories....looks like a wonderful vacation, but they look like their cold. I sure hope the weather was nice for them. :)

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    1. It was cold down their. Everplace it has been cold even florida.

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    2. I don't know where you got your weather info, 8:21. The coldest day in December in the Bahamas was 73 degrees. The rest of the time, it was in the 80's, even the week before Christmas.

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  3. Love both families wish up would come to TLC i can't get their station

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  4. Happy 30th Anniversary Gil & Kelly Glad you brought Jimbob & Michelle along. Time 6:55PM

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  5. Parasailing? Not me! I'll keep my feet planted firmly on the ground but I'm glad they were brave!

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  6. Not sure how they are free to travel as much as they do with all those young children at home.

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    1. Kelly& Gil's young kids were spending it with their grandparents. They were at the wedding for Tori and Bobby and the grandparents din't get to see them as offen.

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    2. These people are always on vacations anymore but the one who actually needs a vacation is Anna. Good grief every picture of her she is either hanging off of Joshs arm or has a baby on her hip surrounded by little children. We are Mothers and wives too but we still get away to relax and enjoy ourselves. All the Duggar girls have been on vacations together enjoying themselves but why Anna has to always be surrounded by people and kids is beyond me. She lives the way the Duggars use to live before all the money came in. Girl give yourself a break, the rest of them sure have no problem giving themselves a break.

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  7. Please tell me Michelle didn't try to parasail in her black skirt and shoes. Although it looks like she did.

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    1. We're you do see them parasail? Thats other people in the background parasail not them.

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    2. Follow that link.

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  8. Kelly looks cold or uncomfortable or something in those pictures.

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  9. I love both families and hate that some people want to make comments and throw stones especially to the Duggars

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    1. Oh I know what you mean about the throwing stones. It would be like saying you disapproved of someone else's lifestyle, or that their lifestyle didn't exist.

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    2. 2:41...Big Applaud👏🏽👏🏽

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  10. All I can say is JimBob and Gil "did good"! Those women are gorgeous inside and out!!

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  11. Buffy Peterman-IsonJanuary 2, 2018 at 11:31 PM

    They all look so relaxed. I think it's so important to make time for a married couple alone. Love Michelle's wind blown look!

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  12. Jim Bob should never be surprised by Michelle...she is one brave, willing-to-try-anything, woman. She loves water skiing,skydiving, rollerskating backwards and now parasailing...she is one cool lady!!!!

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  13. By flying the 4 of them out there together, they could orphan 38 kids if something went wrong. Not a choice I would make. But I’m glad to see they had a great time!

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    1. And something did go wrong with a single-engine plane not too long afterwards. Costa Rica?

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    2. I heard about the crash in Costa Rica that killed 6. I am sorry if I offend anyone, but I hardly trust commercial airlines. You could not pay me to get on one of those small private planes.

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    3. The mortality rates are higher for driving a car than flying in an airplane. I guess you spend 24 hrs a day with your kids? A bit silly. Anything can happen anywhere.

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    4. My father was a pilot of a small plane. He and my mother never flew together for just that reason.

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    5. I don't even like getting on a commercial flight with my husband, for that same reason!

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    6. You can't do a straight safety comparison between driving and flying a single-engine plane. They are two different vehicles, two different places. When something goes wrong in a car, there are safety systems that kick in, airbags, the vehicle starts out already on the ground, etc. When something goes wrong in a small plane, it's usually devastating.

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    7. Not to mention how ell-documented it is that small planes break up terribly on impact. There are a more couples than you think who will not fly together on a small engine plane for the exact same reason.

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  14. Michelle looks so happy in that picture with Kelly. God bless!

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  15. Congratulations to Jinger & Jeremy!!

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  16. Love y'all glad to see all of you together can't wait for your shows to come back on!!!!!!

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  17. I love seeing the couples together. I miss 19 kids. Wish the Duggars would move to UP with the Bates so the whole family can be back on.

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    1. No don't go to UP, as I can not get that station.

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