Sunday, July 12, 2009
As a matter of fact, it's now our favorite place ever, and we plan on spending the rest of our vacation there! After our 20 minute ferry ride, we had to hike for about 35 minutes until we arrived at Solomon's Beach. We were so impressed that we've decided never to return to Chicago and be beach bums on St. John for the rest of our lives:).
The only downer was the flippin' stingray that kept coming around and spooking us out of the water. I know we're overly skiddish, but every time I see one I think of the Crocodile Hunter, and if a stringray was able to bring him down, we'd be toast.
On the way home, Afton took me out for ice cream, but the guy running the ice cream stand was high and bothersome that we scarfed our ice cream and left. I have to admit, though, that for being high, he sure could make tasty ice cream!
Just when I thought the island couldn't get any better, we found out that Kenny Chesney (my favorite--though not Afton's favorite...yet) country singer of all time! Now I got the name of the place where he hangs out, I'm going to stalk him until I get a picture with him.
As always when we go to the beach, we look like lobsters. We so look forward to the day when we go to the beach and don't get burnt to a crisp. Afton's getting quite the nice tan already!
More to come...
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The fish are outstanding! As soon as I am able to develop the film, we will scan them and put them on the blog.
As for the quality of life on the islands, we're just glad we live in a touristy (a.k.a. safe) area. There is quite a bit of drugs and violence. Transportation is cheap, as you can catch the "Safari" for only $1 (although they'll sometimes try and rip you off if you're a tourist). The food is good (but expensive), we have good friends, the sand is white, and the water is clear and warm. In short, we love this place.