I had a BUSY Sunday, so I’m a day behind. Read more about that on my photography blog, sometime later this evening or tomorrow.
I will post about Day 4 now and then post about Day 5 tomorrow probably.
We started out Day 4 bright and EARLY. We had LOTS going on that day.
This is the one day that I would LOVE to re-live over and over, it was so fun!
(The whole trip was really, this was just the busiest, most “touristy” day.)
We started with breakfast.
Ric will share with you how great it was. ha 😉
Our first excursion was just a tour of St. Thomas.
Ask Ric anytime where he would LOVE to move (unrealistically) and he would answer St. Thomas! It was just gorgeous!
(Again, this was pre-professional camera days.) Just some pictures of the beautiful island.
After we got back to the ship, it was time to hurry to meet up with a different group for a different shore excursion. We chose to do the mini-boat and snorkeling tour. It was a BLAST!!!
This is what we saw a LOT of while we were waiting to get into our mini-boat. HUGE iguanas.
Then we got into our mini-boats. It only held two, Ric drove and I was the passenger. There is a guide and then another guy that follows along to make sure there aren’t any problems along with about 15 or so other couples in their own mini-boats. We get in our boats and head towards the island. When we get there, we “park” the boats and talk about what we’re going to see. The guide asks if everyone was okay and/or if the were any problems driving the boats and whatnot. Everyone did fine, and then I chimed up and said, “But we didn’t hit enough bumps.” I was having a BALL. Every time we hit a bump, I would be thrown up in the air and land back down and just couldn’t get enough. The guide looks at me and says, “That is the FIRST time we have EVER heard a woman say that before. Usually every woman is whining ‘my back hurts. . .my head hurts. . .etc.’ That is awesome.” Everyone giggled. Which leads to the SUPER fun “drive” back “home.”
Here are some pictures from our underwater camera. These were taken with a disposable underwater camera. So they didn’t turn out THAT great. (This was before I got the underwater case/sak that I use with my real digital camera now.)
He’s like a shark, getting closer and closer.
I got out of the water to get into our boat to get the good camera and get a few better shots, as well as some video.
This is just proof of how beautiful and CLEAR the water is. I’m standing up in the mini-boat, zooming into the water, and you can see to the bottom. How awesome!
It was just so beautiful there!
Ric driving our mini-boat. He was NOT happy about having to wear that life jacket. ha
On our way back, the guy that was kind of just hanging out to make sure there were no problems rode past us and motioned for us to follow him. So we did. He took Ric and I on our own little private tour back to the dock we started from and hit EVERY wave he possibly could, JUST for me. It was SOOO much fun!!!!
Getting back to where we started.
You can see a few of the other mini-boats in this picture. I want to buy one! ha
When we got back to their place, we had some Rum Punch. . .that was the theme of St. Thomas and St. Maarten, RUM PUNCH!! It was everywhere! I think Ric had the most cups of Rum Punch while we were there (yes, they were having a contest). I can’t remember the numbers now though (I even had one, it was good).
Here are our new friends, the tour guides. The one on the right with the white t-shirt is the one that gave us the awesome “private wavy tour” on the way back.
This is where their place was. It was about a 35 minute bus ride to get from our ship to this place. It was almost time to go back.
When we got back to the ship we went back to the room and I laid down for a MUCH needed nap (again). Ric got proof this time. I was OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apparently he got a snack as well.
SOOO tired I fell asleep with my glasses in my hand. It was a LONG, FUN afternoon!
Then it was time to get up and head to dinner.
This was the night at dinner that they brought us our special dessert and sang “Happy Honeymoon to you, Happy Honeymoon to you, Happy Honeymoo-ooooon to You-uuuuuuuuu, Happy Honeymoon to you.”
Ric and I have sing to each other on every anniversary, and the song that we sing is one that we got from this cruise. For Anniversaries they would sing to the couple as well. . .[Insert the “Caribbean voice” here.] “Happy Versary to you, Happy Versary to you, Happy Versary-yyyyyy to you-uuuuuuu, Happy Versary to you.” It is one of those “you have to hear it in person” things, because it is hilarious!
And, this night we got, what I THINK is an Ostrich.
It was this night (not the other night) that I went straight to bed after our show (magic show this night) and Ric went back to the auditorium for some “Rated R” comedy.
Just like I said. . .an EXTREMELY fun day/night!!!