Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Island Adventure, Part One

Our honeymoon began bright and early - we had to get up at 4am to get to the airport!

Here we are in the Tampa airport, waiting for our flight to leave...

We flew from Tampa to San Juan, Puerto Rico. When it was time to board our second flight, they walked us outside and we saw this:

Seriously...propellers?? Neither of us had ever been on a plane this small! And check out the great location of our seat - right next to the propellers!

We made it safely into St. Thomas, took a taxi to our hotel, checked in and were able to get right into our room. Isn't it beautiful??

The view from our balcony...

And the view the other direction...

We took a walk around the resort, and it didn't take long until we saw iguanas...EVERYWHERE! Here they are, all over the hill leading up to the resort!

On our exploration we found a little restaurant that would become our home base for the week - Coco Joe's! It was a great place right on the beach, very laid back and casual. We loved it.

The next day, we set out to explore the town. As you may remember, when we were in the islands, Hurricane Bill came dangerously close! But it never affected us - at all. Lucky us!

Here we are on our walk into town...

And at a restaurant we found in town. Yummy sandwiches and, of course - Corona!

We ended up back at Coco Joe's that night for dinner...look, we match! :)

The next day we spent some time at the beach. Here's my husband, on the way to the beach, with one of the gigantic iguanas...

Isn't he good looking???

We also laid out by the pool, and saw these critters...there must have been about 20 of them right below the pool deck!

But this was the view from our lounge chairs!

That night we decided to check out a local spot - Paradise Point. It's a restaurant/bar with live music on the top of the mountain. Isn't it lovely?

But the not so lovely part? We had to ride one of these to get up there - yikes!

But it was definitely worth it.

The next day we decided to venture out to the island of St. John. We had to take a ferry to get there...

I can't wait to show you how beautiful the island was! Here's a sneak peek from our taxi...

More to come soon!


  1. St. Thomas looks gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what St. John looks like I've heard it's beautiful. That little plane would have terrified me!!

  2. The views look amazing but those They would have freaked me out!

  3. Amazing views! So excited to see more!

  4. Looks like a beautiful honeymoon...can't wait to see more pics!!!

  5. Great pictures! The views are awesome!

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  7. What an amazing view! You did so well to fly on a prop plane! I am terrified of those.

    I am so happy to see your honeymoon recaps up! Can't wait to see part II!

    And I'm also going over to Roddy's site in a bit too and see that gorgeous dessert buffet!

  8. You and your husband are SO CUTE! and your honeymoons looks like a dream :)