Our families left on Saturday but our friends Blair and Giselle stayed for one more day and we had a blast with them! We hit the water to swim with the fishies (I highly recommend wearing an inflatable life vest if you’re going to be out for a long time, it’s much less exhausting!)….
That evening we decided to have a nice dinner at the Manor House, one of the nicer restaurants on the resort, but we made a bar stop first. One of my favorite pics of us oozing class – this one’s for you, Blair!
At dinner I tried escargot for the first time and absolutely loved it! We ate steak and shrimp like champs and had to call it a night.
The next morning, the last of our buddies left and we ended our week with them the same way we started…
We were sad to see them go, but them leaving meant our honeymoon beginning!
Our first afternoon alone, we realized just how relaxed we were when a woman came by with a tray of pineapple and the conversation went as follows:
Lady: “Would you like some pineapple?”
Me: “Oh yes, thank you! (turns to Scott) Scott?”
Lady: “Scott’s sleeping.”
Throughout the week, we enjoyed relaxing and playing at the resort.
And inside the mini-golf building, I saw this on the wall and had to get a picture 🙂 It’s like they knew I was coming…
We met lots of friendly kitties throughout the week.
One morning we woke up at 6AM to watch the sunrise over the water which was just breathtaking, something we never get to see from our Chicago apartment. A girl could get used to views like this…
We went into town during Carnival and did some shopping and exploring. We stumbled upon a teeny tiny bar called Coconuts that we ducked in to get out of the heat for a bit.
We both agreed that if we lived here, this would be our watering hole. The place was a hoot and completely covered floor to ceiling with anything and everything. Case and point, this was just a small portion of the ceiling…
Every time we were in a taxi driving up and down the mountain, I was mesmerized by the fact that houses are literally built into the side of the mountain. I’ll take this one please…
And speaking of taxis, we read a lot about how the taxis in St Thomas are super expensive. We found out that yes, if you take a van or car, it usually costs $10 per person. BUT if you hop on an open-air taxi, it’s a whopping $2 🙂
Make sure you tell the driver where you’re going though or you may or may not end up at the cruise ship dock otherwise. Erm, cough, that’s what someone told me once.
The week was so so so great and writing this post for you makes me want to be back in a place where there’s nothing to do but wake up and melt into the sand.
But after 2 of the best weeks of my life, we sadly had to pack up our room and find somewhere to put my dress. Hmmm, carry on anyone?
Goodbye room 150, I’ll miss you tons.
And in case you missed it…
- I’m Back, Did Ya Miss Me?
- Nachos Nuptials: The Adventure Begins!
- Nachos Nuptials: Day 1 – We Made It!
- Nachos Nuptials: Day 2 – Pre-Wedding Prep
- Nachos Nuptials: Wedding Day – Getting Pretty!
- Nachos Nuptials: Wedding Day – Deep Breaths…
- Nachos Nuptials: Wedding Day – The Ceremony
- Nachos Nuptials: Wedding Day – Winging It
- Nachos Nuptials: Wedding Day – Winging It (pt 2
- Nachos Nuptials: TTD (part 1)
- Nachos Nuptials: TTD (part 2)
- Nachos Nuptials: Last Days with the Family