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(@Jo-Ann)
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Ok everyone....confession time! In brief, what is your favorite Island Moment? Keep it clean!
My moment was the very first time we went to STJ, the trip down was horrible, late planes, getting late to Cinammon Bay to camp, trying to find our way in the dark to our tent. I was exhausted and in tears. Well the next day we got up, walked down to the beach and went in the water. OMG! it was so warm, and boyant and ALIVE! THIS is what I had dreamed our trip would be, that silky water slipping over my skin, my hubby hugging me in the waves, the sun warming me. A grin spread over my face, and the horrible trip slipped away. Oh what a feeling! Another favorite.. the first time we went snorkeling at Waterlemon, a tiny bitty fish decided I was his mom. The whole time we snorkeled he swam right in front of my mask. When we rested on the sand on the cay, he swam in the water at my feet, and when we started snorkeling again, he swam along. I think I named him Benny. I don't know what kind of fish he was, but he was quite a character, for a fish. The next year I tried to look for Benny but he must have swam away and became a big fish (or someone's lunch!)

Any other favorites, people?

 
Posted : August 18, 2006 11:25 am
(@bluwater)
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I loved reading this thread. Waterguy, I am so sorry to read of your loss and hope you'll find comfort and some peace when you return to STJ. making memories is very important and I am glad that you and your wide were able to make such wonderful memories in a place as special as STJ.

My moments include STT and STJ:

1. being on Trunk Bay with my now ex-hubby in 1997 and being an expectant mommy and 6 months along our daughter - and he dug a hole in the sand, put our beach blanket over it so that I could FINALLY lie on my stomach to sleep again. One of his better moments 😉 You expectant ladies have got to try it!

2. being at Sapphire Beach's pool cafe in 2000 with our barely 2 yr old (the baby from the former best moment) and she saw the iguanas for the first time, pointed and yelled "wook mommy, dino-saurs!"

3. same trip in 2000 with the two year old and while walking on Sapphire beach on the say we arrived (room not yet ready) she stopped and started to remove her clothing and toss it along the sand as we walked. I was so tickled that I just let her do it. She stripped right down to the diaper and I have a picture of her - with the strewn clothing along the beach in the background!

4. one night when we rented a villa on STJ and someone hit a pole holding the power transformer, which plunged at least our part of the island into total darkness - including Cruz Bay. Everything got very dark and very quiet. We lit candles all over the villa - including some that we floated in the pool. It was sooooo peaceful to sit in total silence with the only lighting being from the candles and the moon.

5. July 2005 trip when we left STT to spend a few days at Maho. It was so darned hot and humid that I just couldn't stand Maho for another minute (not Maho's fault - but I am not a Maho kind of gal - I really tried). We checked out early and returned to STT and I was feeling really sweaty and nasty. I took a cool shower and put on some fresh clothing and then phoned a friend who lived next door - overlooking Magens Bay. He invited me over for a bottle of icy cold Pinot Grigio out on his terrace that overlooked the bay with the ceiling fans cooling the terrace from the canopy above. I then knew that I was no adventure traveler and that the cosmopolitan calypso was more my speed.

6. same trip - 2005 - first night we arrived on the island to start a 2 wk stay and went down to Magens Bay just before dusk to take a quick dip - walked right up to the water's edge and found the most beautiful pink starfish right there in the shallow water. It was the perfect way to begin the visit.

 
Posted : September 6, 2006 9:16 pm
(@waterguy)
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thanks everyone for the kind words I think the flight down will be the hardest. Once I get there there I have 5 people that have never been to STJ before and will be able to see the reaction in there eyes. So if any one from here will be on Island Jan.13th to 20th hope to meet you.
Waterguy

 
Posted : September 7, 2006 9:15 am
(@Kathleen B)
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Waterguy, I hope your trip in January will be the perfect mix of old memories, new memories and healing for you.

 
Posted : September 8, 2006 3:05 pm
(@vtxcafe)
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Watermelon Bay.

We were the only ones there, the snorkeling was great and I still think of it today.

 
Posted : September 13, 2006 2:19 am
(@connie)
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Waterguy....i can't imagine what you've been through, but I can certainly try.

My daughters fiance was suppose to go with us last May, but unfortunately he was killed in a accident before he could make it to STT and STJ. It was very difficult for us to go without him, but I saw him everytime I looked at everything beautiful on our trip.

Good luck to you!

Connie

 
Posted : September 13, 2006 2:56 pm
(@Dreamin')
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The COLORS!! Especially after viewing white and gray during the winter months, then seeing those beautiful blues and greens and aquas. sigh!

 
Posted : September 16, 2006 7:05 pm
(@bluwater)
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Connie,

Condolences to your family. How tragic for your daughter.

~Blu

 
Posted : September 17, 2006 8:29 am
(@Millie)
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Leaving the cold and snow behind, and hitting the heat, sun, and warm water. Love it!

 
Posted : October 4, 2006 8:01 am
(@Jeniffer)
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1. Snorkeling with a beautiful sea turtle at Coki Beach.

2. The view each day from our balcony - looking over at STJ.

3. Being awe struck by the sight of the water and not knowing HOW to explain it to my family back home.

I could go on and on and on. Every moment spent in USVI is the best.

jen

 
Posted : October 4, 2006 11:43 am
(@Mannie)
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Realizing that you've left the real world behind and are now in dreamland. The warmth, no winter clothes, drinks, water, listening to the peepers at night, (and the cats fighting) and knowing that I don't have to face reality for at least a week. I miss my cat, but I DON'T miss work and snow. All the moments are my favorites.

 
Posted : December 5, 2006 3:51 pm
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