Friday we slept in and then decided to cancel our plans to go back to St. John because everyone was tired and/or sunburned. I sort of totally regret not going back. What were we thinking?! We’re a 15 minute boat ride away from one of the most beautiful spots in the world and we’re too tired to go? What is wrong with us? Oh well. I guess now we have a reason to visit again. :)
So Friday… we attempted to go to a snorkeling spot called Coki beach, but when we got there it was pretty crowded and islanders were preying on sunbathers trying to sell souvenirs and junk, so we decided to go somewhere else. We ended up back at the hotel watching the World Cup. I am addicted to sun and therefore went to the pool to lay out and read for a bit.
And later that night we got gigantic 3/4 pound hamburgers at Shipwreck Tavern in town. Afterward we were playing cards and the hotel power went out, so we broke out the emergency glow sticks and continued betting Milky Ways and Starbursts. It was awesome.
Sadly, everyone had to fly out first thing Saturday morning. After dropping them off at the airport, Klane and I soaked up a little more sun at the hotel beach and swam in the Caribbean water one last time.
We decided to stop by the shops in Charlotte Amalie to look for souvenirs. Shopping is popular in St. Thomas because everything is tax free. We weren’t looking for diamonds or anything, but we did come away with a polarizing filter for our lens that was a great deal! We were dying to try it out at a beach before our flight, so we stopped by Brewers (right by the airport) to take a few quick shots of the water (seen on this post). At the beach were these adorable two-week-old puppies, and their owners let us snap a picture.
WOW! What a fun trip! We’re so grateful for our family and for any time we get to spend with them. We always have a blast together, no matter where we are. The fact that we got to hang out on this island for a week was just icing on the cake! We are already thinking about where the next family trip should be.