Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Thomas & the Virgin Islands

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My Mom, sister, and I spent eight wonderful nights in St. Thomas to celebrate my Mom's 60th Birthday.
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We rented a condo on the East end of the island through VRBO.  My sister wrote a nice post on VRBO if you want to know more.  We were really pleased with our condo - we felt right at home.
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A view of our condo complex (We had a roof balcony & two other balconies - how cool is that?!):
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We rented a Jeep to get us around the island and also took it over to St. John two times on the car ferry. 
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Driving on the left was kind of fun - the only bad part is the roads are EXTREMELY narrow and EXTREMELY steep. 
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We went to a different beach everyday.  I spent most of the week like this:
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Our favorite beach (by far) was Trunk Bay on St. John.  It was the most beautiful beach I have seen anywhere.  Here I am with Baby Sister at a senic stop overlooking Trunk Bay:
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More pictures from Trunk:
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My Mom looking great @ 60!
(I hope you don't mind me posting a picture of you in you bathing suit, Mom, but you look great!  Was this before or after you went under?!)
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We also really liked Cinnamon Bay in St. John.  The water really is that blue!
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We spent one day on a boat tour to the British Virgin Islands (Another stamp in the passport. . .Yes!).  We stopped @ the Baths in Virgin Gorda, and also went to Tortola, Soggy Dollar Beach, and went snorkeling @ Diamond Reef.
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The Baths:
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We spent lots of time looking for shells:
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And plenty of time drinking local beer:
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One of the locals told us about Lindquest Beach.  We really liked it and there was hardly anyone there (Although there were plenty of roosters who were interested in our lunch).
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Dinner in Red Hook:
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Our last night in town and Mom's Birthday:
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We had dinner at a restaurant called Mafolie.  It's high above Charlotte Amalie and has wonderful views.
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We had a really great trip!
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9 comments:

Rustique Gal said...

Wow, Alissa, the pictures take me THERE! It's so refreshingly beautiful. The beaches-the water is so blue! You all looked like you were having the time of your life! Happy Birthday to your Mom. She does look great!
Sherry

Kristen said...

Am LOVING this post Beege! Takes me right back to our beautiful vacation. Having the typical post-vacay refelction where I realize how absolutely wonderful it was and how fun it was to be there! Oh -- and I burst out laughing reflecting on Mom's battle with the ocean when she went under, LOL.

Kendall Jones said...

These pictures are gorgeous! Makes me want to pack my bags now! Love them.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

NICE! Looks like it was a fun holiday. Great photos. You have inspired me to post photos of my trip! Maybe tomorrow?

Amy Grace said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I don't know how I missed your vacation post but I only have one word. WOW! What a beautiful place. As usual your pictures are fantastic. Thanks for sharing such an amazing corner of the world.

AtOneWithHim said...

Gorgeous pictures. How perfectly dreamy! Mama, you look *F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S*!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wonderful photos and what an amazing way to celebrate your mother's 60th, surrounded by her lovely daughters and in such a gorgeous place! She looks fabulous by the way!

The Misty Journey said...

OH, I want to go eat at that restaurant and have that sort of view...wow! what a trip, so fun!

 

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