Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our Honeymoon

We spent the week after the wedding exploring the US and British Virgin Islands. Everything was so nice and perfect! We didn't want to leave and we would love to go back... We stayed the first four nights at the Westin, St. John and the last three nights at Frenchman's Cove Marriott, St. Thomas. If you ever have a chance, I would highly recommend this vacation to anyone.

The weather on Tuesday was overcast and then in the afternoon it started raining. We ended up spending the later part of the day at Mongoose Junction, a shopping area in St. John. As we walked by a store, I heard someone say my name... I turned around and I was so exicted to see a great friend from Western Carolina, Emily! She was there vacationing with her boyfriend and his family. We ended up getting together for drinks later in the week!

Jason, me, Emily and Dave

On Wednesday, we took a ride on the Bad Kitty to the British Virgin Islands! We went to the baths, Cooper Island for lunch, snorkeling and then Jost Van Dyke-- home of the Soggy Dollar Bar! Kenny Chesney sings about this place in many of his songs. Oh, and how could I forget? The entire day was a "booze cruise" with rum punch and drinks served all day... We actually met a couple from North Carolina who had just married on June 13. It was really neat to talk to them, we definitely kept the party going!After Bad Kitty and Woody's happy hour with our NC friends:)

St. Thomas was much more commercialized than St. John, but we still had the best time! It was fun to haggle with the salesmen, trying to sell you everything from a Rolex to diamonds... we didn't buy anything! We also climbed "99 steps" and had a beautiful overlook of the city.

There were so many more pictures and they're all posted on Facebook. Below are other pictures from an incredible honeymoon!!!

Magen's Bay on St. Thomas

Snorkeling at Cinnamon Bay, St. John

Sunset on St. John

Trunk Bay, St. John (I think)

Magen's Bay, St. Thomas (I think, again)

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo we got a shout out! Your sunset picture is AMAZING, so purple!! I wish we'd gotten to see that one. Maybe we did and I just don't remember due to too many bushwackers, hehe. Hope the new house is treating you all well!