Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cruise Day 1- St. Thomas
 Okay, I guess if I'm being technical, Day 1 was actually Sunday evening when we boarded the ship.  But all we did was have dinner and skype our kids, and then call it a night...so let's just pretend that it all started on Monday when we got off the ship in St Thomas! We rented a car with our friends Ryan and Ja'Nette and followed a map to all the spots we wanted to see! We found a radio station with an awesome DJ playing all the 90's hits you can think of- we sang our guts out!
 This is the view from a hill top looking at Hull Bay...
 And this is Hull Bay!!
 Heaven! that is what I was thinking!!
 Kelly soaking in the beauty of his life in front of a HUGE aloe bush (maybe? that's what it looked like)
 And thankfully he saw this little guy hanging out on the rocks just before he almost put his hand on him! He acted like he was totally used to having his picture taken!
 Next stop was Lindquist beach where I insisted that we go because it looked the prettiest on Google Earth...you think I'm kidding but I'm not.  Seriously, I think I made a good pick- it was my favorite beach of the whole trip...SO BEAUTIFUL!!
 Finding some treasures...
 Ryan and Ja'Nette snorkeling...
 I decided this must be a grandpa sea urchin because he was white-haired...
 Can you believe the color of that water??!!  It was unreal!
 We also visited Sapphire beach, but must have been too busy snorkeling because we don't have pics of that one.  We did try our Birch and Sara's underwater video camera though and it worked like a dream!  Maybe there will be some video on the blog soon huh! I can feel your excitement.
 Sunset over St. Thomas...A-MAZ-ING!
 That night was "formal night" for dinner...so we wore our best duds...okay I wore Mary's best duds...and we had a lovely dinner.
 With Bart and Melissa who are incredibly funny.
Towel creation number one...the standard swan.  Love coming back to the room to a new one of these each night!  WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FIRST DAY!!  LOVED IT!


Ditto Family said...

You guys PACKED it in on Day One. I can't wait to see the other days. How come you already look so tan on the first day? Love your black dress -- gotta love sisters with good taste.

Casey and Katalyn Pickett said...

We love that you guys look like you are attending our wedding on your formal night. We are very proud of our tie and dress choices.