Sunday, April 28, 2013

St. Thomas, USVI

This year for our anniversary (11 years), Justin and I went to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  It was awesome!!  We had the best time, just the two of us, for six whole days.  My mom and dad kept the kids for us.  Mainly my mom though and to say they wore her out is an understatement!  It was a much needed vacation for both Justin and I.  We both needed a break from the everyday grind of what we do and it was just so nice to only dote on each other.  Justin found a private house on the water for us to stay in.  It is actually the guest house of a main house that someone is currently renting from the owner.  We ran into the owner a couple of times and he was a super nice guy and gave us a few tips on where to eat and which beaches to check out.  While we didn't have direct access to the water, we only had to take a five minute walk to get to our own little private beach.  We also drove to two more beaches that were just as incredible.  I will break this up into a couple of posts to get through all the pictures.  We couldn't stop taking pictures and videos though.  We must have said, "That water is ridiculous." about 1000x.  Seriously, the water there is ridiculous.

First of all though, when we arrived, we were immediately offered a shot of rum...which would have been great, except that we had rented a car so we didn't think it was wise to drink and drive.  Good thing we didn't take the shot because we soon found out that they drive on the left hand side of the road with the steering wheel on the left hand side of the car.  Weird.  It is however, acceptable to drink and drive there.  Anyway, get the rental jeep and off we go trying to find our private little house.  It was about a thirty minute drive from the airport.  Once we got there though, heaven!!

The car.
 The view when we pulled up "our" driveway.
 House, pictures taken from sundeck. 

 Kitchen area and living room area which are all part of one room really.  And then in the other "room" is the bedroom and bathroom.  It was perfect for two people. 
The day we got there, after we arrived at the house, I curled up on the couch and slept for two hours.  It was awesome.  When I woke up we went to the grocery store and then out to dinner.  So, technically, these are pictures from Day 2, but it was our Day 1 at the beach.

 This tree was awesome as it provided a great deal of shade.  The owner had chairs and a cooler there for us but there were also chairs that had been left on the beach.  So easy to get down there without kid stuff!
 Our view from our porch below:
 I loved the mountains in the distance as opposed to just the flat landscape on the Gulf.
Will put some more pictures up soon!

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