Kevin and I got thwarted in our original plan for the day (rent scooters to cruise around the island on our own), but we managed to have a good time anyway. We took a ferry to a smaller island of St. John.
We went to a beach that was really small, narrow and secluded. Beautiful water, soft sand–practically like walking on flour. There were a few other people there, and the seas were breaking kind of rough. I actually saw a fish and I admit, I shrieked a little.
I’m surprised how many other passengers are blasé about everything. I was making good jokes last night at our muster station where we had to practice putting our life jackets on in the unlikely event of an emergency and where we heard the word muster at least eleventeen times, and the people next to us were all… “EH.”
He didn’t want to be mustered!
LOVE YOU! Besos to all–J&K
from my mom:
A: We’ve been having lots of fun playing with the fairy and ballerina books you gave us. right now, I am playing dress up and Brielle was playing with her fairy book.
B: I want you to write a joke. Why did the B help the A? Because he wanted to do the ketchup dance!
G: “I wanna finish my fairy book now…” Oh, that was B, not me! XXXOOO
Tuesday: Wait a minute! You’re in half your swimsuit at an internet cafe?! Which half?! Do I even want to know? Sheesh, girl, I know you’re on vacation, but come on!
Sounds like you are having an awesome time and I can’t wait to see you and see pictures when we come up after Christmas! I assume your folks are surviving! Continue to enjoy yourself and each other! Love, Aunt Barb
Wednesday: At least SOMEONE caught the swimsuit reference! Just so you know, I had taken off my wet bottoms and put on pants before we caught the taxi back to the pier.
Now we’re in Antigua. In a back room above a book store. On a keyboard whose space bar doesn’t seem tobe effective. With 20 minutes before we have to be back on the boat. Where it costs $.75/minute for the internet! We rented littleboats this morning and went to an uninhabited island. Pretty cool. Driving a boat in the ocean is notvery easy!
We’ve seen some great shows and had great date nights. We go to a nice dinner, go to a show (last night was a hypnotist, who did the shoe phone schtick, so I bet it was the same one you and Dad saw. I got a medal because by the audience applause meter, I was the ‘best’ hypnotizee. Kevin says this is the equivalent of the Knobby Knees contest he won a trophy for on his first cruise; but not quite as prestigious. )
We’ve seen a comedian, played some game shows and gone dancing.
Yesterday we went to a beach & got the Best of Tortola tour.
I can’tbelieve how much I miss my babies. There are some people w/ small children on board (crazy people!) and I tear up a little every time Isee one Cadrian’s age especially.
Hope you are all getting along without us 🙂 love,J &K
Wednesday: (from my mom)We had Life cereal for breakfast. “I wonder what Mamma & Dada are having for breakfast on their cruise?” Then we had second breakfasts with Opa. Now it is 9:30 and everyone is hungry again!
We have coffee and croissants delivered to our room and then after we get dressed we go to the most fabulous breakfast buffet in all the world. Yesterday I tried venison & quail. At breakfast. Today at lunch I tried grilled peppers and potato,celery, & octopus salad. Thumbs up on that one–thumbs down on the grilled peppers.
I read your messages to the children. Aviana says, “I wonder what Mama will look like when she gets home?” Do you think she thinks you’ll have grown 8 arms?
Mr. Trouble disappears SO FAST!!! He makes a HUGE mess in seconds!!!
Really? I guess I hadn’t noticed. Heh heh heh!
Brielle calls out from Quiet Time: Do you want to see my outfit? I’m so cute!
I miss her laugh!
We love you!!
A twin in MN??? Huh! News to me!!! Hope you did well at the newlywed game, since you’ve been married for what, 6 years now??? Um…try seven, Mom.
Yesterday we were at sea all day, I just relaxed with a book and hung out in the shade.
Kevin played water volleyball in 7+ foot of water. He’s such a champ. He burned off every calorie he ate all week, which is quite the accomplishment.
Bye bye flip flops!
Lots of love, J & K
4 thoughts on “Trip Updates”
I love the way you journaled your trip! I bet you can't stop touching your kids' hair and thinking about how much you love them and missed them.
If I had known I was going to be published, I'd have typed better AND counted better! Love, Mom
I loved looking at all your pictures. We cruised last Feb. with my grandkids and some of my family. We had so much fun, and seeing your pictures brings back the memories. Cindy
What fun!!! When we were in Alaska we ended up on a bus with people from Iowa…they new EXACTLY where we lived too. Small world.
Looks like you had a ton of fun!