|Sunrise seen from the airplane|
The elevator still wasn't working in the morning when we caught the 4:30 a.m. shuttle and grumbled our way to the airport, but things were about to pick up. As I mentioned in the previous post, we broke our usual travel habits on this trip by flying first/business class--something we've not paid to do since our honeymoon trip nearly ten years ago. American Airlines must have had a glitch in their booking system that day, as the overall costs were only about $50 per person more than the cheap seats. We don't exactly have a surfeit of cash when it comes to travel--we'd much rather taking a longer vacation in a casual spot than a shorter vacation in a luxurious one--so this might be the only instance in our traveling history when we've had our cake and eaten it, too.
|Mom at Petite Pump Room|
|View of some ruins from Petite Pump Room|
|Waiting room for the ferry|
|Sunset viewed from the ferry|
|Leaving St. Thomas in our |
|Sunrise over the North Sound|
|The beautiful early light on our villa & pool|
|DH preparing breakfast in his lava-lava|
|The pretty little outdoor alcove with table|
I'd randomly selected a 4-door, AWD vehicle from the Leverick website that turned out to be much smaller on the inside than it looked! It was a lavender-colored Daihatsu and it had a hard time making it up some of the hills. In retrospect, we probably should have traded in for a larger, more powerful vehicle and paid the difference, but we made do. There were times when the pedal was to the metal and the poor thing could only slowly chug up the hill at about 15-20 km/hour. The floorboard design was poor, as when I had anything other than flipflops on my feet, the gas and break pedals were so close together that it was hard to have my foot on just one of the pedals.
|One of the views of the island|
|DH and Melanie inside Mad Dog|
|Mom outside at Mad Dog, enjoying her first (but not last!) Bushwhacker|
|The dart board in "our" corner at Mad Dog|
before sunset and because we hadn't really eaten since breakfast that morning.
|See what I mean about views from the road?|
|DH at Hog Heaven|
|Once last lovely view before concluding this post|