Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Back from the USVI and into the craziness...

I returned from the USVI on Monday and headed straight to the office. It's been non-stop ever since. Yesterday and today I worked 11-12 hour days. I can't tell you how crazy busy it has been!

Aside from that, my trip went well. I arrived in St. Thomas and stayed in the Charlotte Amalie area since that's were most of my meetings were. The real treat was when I got to spend some time on St. John and St. Croix and my DH met me there for the weekend. I was getting to know the islands so that I can finish editing the book and so I basically did a fast and furious tour of the USVI.

St. John is absolutely gorgeous!!!! It's my favorite by far. The beaches are the prettiest I've seen and I have visited a lot of islands in the Caribbean since we publish books for many of them. I got there by car ferry (similar to a barge) and you won't believe what happened. Another car ferry crashed into us when we headed out of the bay. It was like the Titanic because the car ferry was going so fast that it side swiped us and boom! That was a bit scary, but we were fine and hey, we just kept going. I drove the scenic narrow roads (on the left side) into the mountains and down into the bays. Wow! Here are some photos.

My favorite was Trunk Bay...just look at that beach!

This is Cruz Bay, where all the action is...



Then it was off to St. Croix, another beauty. I had to take a seaplane to get there because the ferry ride back and forth takes about three hours and I only had one day to explore. There's a rain forest and a scenic road that I couldn't take because I was driving a Toyota Corolla and I needed a 4x4. Oops! Now I know for next time. Anyway, the views from the top of the mountains were spectacular. It's so lush and there's a lot of history on this island.

Here's a view from the seaplane...


Another seaplane shot (I think we're getting ready to land on the water)


Some of the roads were so bumpy it was out of control! I found that lots of the street signs have funny sayings. We came across this one and my DH just had to stop and snap a shot...


These are just a few of the many photos I shot! I didn't get to see too much because my time was limited, but I learned a lot and now I know what to focus on when I return.

Before I go, I just want to ask you all to please pray for Carmin, my BFF's grandma. She's back in the hospital and we all are hoping that she can go back home real soon!

Hugs to all!

3 comments:

Ady said...

So glad you had a great time. I can't wait to see all the pics. Thanks for sending out some prayers for grandma...

~Nancy~ said...

So glad you're back girlie.. You've been sooo busy again.. You must be exhausted at the moment! WOW!!! The pictures are so beautiful!!! Take care and take your rest the upcoming days! enjoy your weekend! XOXO

Anilu Magloire said...

Great pics. I have always wanted to visit the uSVI.
Praying for Ady's grandma...