Friday, April 22, 2011

Back Home

We are back home!  What an amazing vacation. Weather was perfect...82H, 75L everyday.

If you are ever planning a Caribbean Vacation, I can't recommend our bed and breakfast enough.  It was like living in our own private mountain side villa, with a gourmet chef for our breakfasts (starter of fruit/mini muffins or granola parfait, a fresh fruit frappe, and then your beautiful main course). We had the pool to ourselves, and really enjoyed swimming under the beautiful flowering trees.  The scent was amazing!  Wendy and Doug go above and beyond to make your trip perfect.  Wendy even let us stay well after check out, loaning us beach chairs for one last trip to the turquoise waters.   When it was time to leave, they both walked us to our jeep, and said good bye as though we were family.  You won't get that at an all-inclusive.

St. Thomas is a beautiful island, full of steep, windy roads that we got to explore with our jeep.  Jeff somehow was able to drive on "the left".  Driving the roads in St. Thomas is akin to an amusement ride at Disney World.  Big drop offs, no guard rails.

You never knew what breathatking view you would see around the next bend.

A day trip to St. John was one of our favorite parts of our trip.  St. John has amazing views, and hardly any development.  We had a delicious chicken BBQ lunch there, topped off with some homemade cake from a local.  Plus, we enjoyed a somewhat private beach at Hawksnest bay.

On our first day, Jeff and I asked a waitress for directions to a grocery store, so we could stock our fridge with ginger beer.  Mingling with the locals was fun.  Our innkeeper was shocked we went to that "Pueblo" market, as she has never even been there, and would have sent us to a "safer" one.  But we enjoyed the adventure, and found it to be a friendly place.

The beaches are beautiful, and have nice trees to sit under for shade. The water was as warm as bath water, and clear as can be.

If you want, here are some of our vacation photos:

Here is a tour of our B&B:

Now back to reality.


Diana said...

Wonderful pictures!!! All that food looks so good, now Im hungry. Im glad you had a great time and wondeful weather.

Sophie said...

That all looks so fantastic! I bet you missed Oreo though, even with all that gorgeous weather and scenery to see.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Welcome home! Your vacation looks like a dream! I absolutely loved the B&B - the video shows it all so well. If you get a bunch of people to book trips there, you and Jeff should get your next visit free!

Glad you had perfect weather and such a good time!

Give Oreo a big hug from us! I bet he will be happy to see you!

betty said...

What a glorious holiday! The B & B is a delightful place. They pamper their guest with lovely island style.
Has Oreo gained weight? The "Food Lady" was only doing what she does really well.
Welcome back!

Sara said...

Haven't put Oreo on a scale, but there is about 1/4th of a rotisserie chicken in the I am assuming that Oreo was fed the other 3/4ths.

newhipdad said...

notquite. I was allowed to eat the dark meat. didn't know oreo had a preference. was the steering wheel on the left or right?

Sara said...

Steering wheel was on left, like here in the states. I guess making a right turn was the hardest thing to do.

madcobug said...

Looks like the perfect vacation spot. I would never learn to drive on the wrong side of the road though LOL. Loved that B&B. I could eat a plate of that chicken right now. Thanks for the tour and sharing with us. Helen

Dawn said...

That all looks wonderful...I'm so glad you had a good trip! I was going to ask you what kinds of things you could do on St looks beautiful! Thanks for telling us all about Oreo sleeps well tonight!

Amy Wood said...

So glad to hear you had a nice vacation. It looks like a beautiful place. Thanks for the recommendation, it is always nice to know good places to stay. The video in the car really was like a rollar coaster ride! I don't know if I could drive on the left, it was hard just to watch. ;)

Priscilla said...

Such wonderful scenery!! What a gorgeous place to visit. Glad to hear you had such a great vacation!!

Bet Oreo was so happy to see you home!!

houndstooth said...

Your trip sounds fantastic! I'm so glad you had such a great time. Coming back to reality always sucks, though!

Sam said...

Welcome back! I bet you had all kinds of fun!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know where to start! Those pictures are incredible - I especially love the ones of the harbour...just stunning! And that place you stayed at sounded wonderful. I've always wanted to have a Carribean holiday one day (a bit hard when you're on this side of the world!) so I'll definitely file it away just in case one day... (sigh!)

Glad you had such a great time - it sounds like you deserved a bit of R&R after all the stressed at work! But I know what you mean about coming back to earth with a big THUMP!! :-)


Rob said...

That looks like a dream holiday Sara. Its a good thing you left Oreo at home or you may not have come back! Ha ha I like the bit about driving on the left - its easy!