Sunset Sail on St John
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Last night we went for a sunset sail with Captain Fred and First Mate Renee on Sail Pepper, it was amazing! Sail Pepper is a yellow 23’ traditional Island Sloop that is moored at Little Maho Bay on St John and I’ve been eyeing it for the last year from Francis Beach. Sail Pepper can accommodate up to 6 passengers and sails beautifully. Renee served a delicious rum drink with local juices that she called a “Bob Marley.”
We had such a great time sailing and watching the sunset on Sail Pepper. I highly recommend this experience to anyone vacationing on St John, we’re looking forward to doing it again.
Captain Fred was kind enough to drop us off on our beach, thank you!!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Vieques is the perfect small island getaway in the Caribbean: beautiful beaches, good food, nice people, convenient location, and relaxing. The island isn’t crowed or over commercialized so you can really relax and enjoy your tropical vacation experience. Here is a small list of our favorite things we did while we where vacationing on Vieques.
We also really loved just renting a jeep and driving around the island.
Happy Birthday Jimmy!!!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Fawning over Genips
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Here is some footage of our resident twin fawns that were born this past spring, they are simply adorable. The little fella is trying to knock genips out of the tree to eat. A genip is a seasonal tropical fruit that tastes like a melon but has the soul of a cherry. To enjoy this Caribbean treat you crack open the green rind and suck the fruit of the seed. Its a great beach snack and very portable.
Another post with photos of the twin fawns HERE.
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The Triplets of Belleville is one of my favorite movies.
It is truly an original animated film like no other, that tells a fabulous story about a grandmother and a faithful dog tracking her grandson, a cyclist that was been kidnapped by mysterious henchmen. The music is simply wonderful and descriptive, in fact, I don't remember even one line of dialogue in the movie. If you like the trailer above you will love The Triplets of Belleville too!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
When was the last time you went on a ferris wheel?
I can't remember ever being on one, it's been that long.
Yesterday my mom and dad went to a festival in Maine and went on a ferris wheel. I can't wait to see their photos. I love knowing my parents are still having fun and doing things that surprise me.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend and finding themselves a little surprised at how much fun they are having doing something unexpected.
PS You might like this Maine smell.
Mondays need more giggles!
Monday, July 11, 2011
When I was young I remember my mother wearing a small black pin that said something about needing a job, I adored it! These pins are so amazing and funny. The best part is I know exactly who should wear which pin. I might wear the third pin to work, maybe.
I heart Sundays!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I'm having a great Sunday; woke up late, ate brunch at the Donkey Diner, made a couple travel plans, went beach hopping in the Boston Whaler on the North Shore of St John, had a margarita at the Beach Bar, and making plans for a movie and dinner with my honey. I'm a happy girl!!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend too!!!
I'm in denial that it's Friday.
I just have way too much to do and need a couple more days, I'm going to pretend it's Wednesday. I'm thinking I can get away with it because I live on a little island and everyone always refers to 'the real world' while their here.
Do you have any weekend plans?
Obviously I'm working, but I was thinking of taking off one day and spending the night at Concordia. That is if the rain stops.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!
I never thought I would love food from a truck but my mouth waters every time I think about my lunch at Sol Food. I ate the Caribbean Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Pinchos Skewered Spanish Shrimp on the side – amazing!!! Sol Food is on your way to all of the popular beaches on Vieques, so you never have to pack a lunch for the beach while on vacation. Please visit Sol Food’s website HERE. Tripadvisor has them rated as #2 restaurants in Isla de Vieques, yes they're that good!!! We also loved Bili Restaurant for dinner, check them out on Yelp HERE.
PS Where to stay on Vieques HERE.
Do you have wanderlust?
I keep thinking it's one of those things I'll grow out of. I've had this itchy, anxious need to get-up and get going for as long as I can remember. When I was young I thought it was just a need to move away from my home state (Maine) and live in a new place.
In my 20’s I was living in Manhattan and I still had this feeling and thought being an international flight attendant would quench my wanderlust. I found that traveling around the world, literally, only fueled my desirers. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Caribbean; people say “I’m living the life in paradise.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy, but I still have that itchy need to get on a plane and experience a new part of the world I had never imagined.
Maybe wanderlust is part of who I am? Um…do you have any recommendations on must see places in the world?
Best Beach on Vieques
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Vieques has a lot of wonderful beaches to choose from, but we went found ourselves going back to Red Beach (Playa Caracas) over and over. I think it was our favorite thing to do while vacationing on Isla de Vieques.