Monday, June 3, 2013

Family Portraits and Final Farewells

Day 10: May 31st

Today is our last full day in the islands. It is severely depressing to know that in 24 hours I'll be stateside in Northern Virginia, prepping to go back to work. I guess that is the downside of any getaway. However, I am NOT complaining! I got a great opportunity to be down here with family and to send Joan off the way she wanted it. So this has easily been a trip of a lifetime and I am so happy that I've been able to be a part of it.

We started off the day with a trip to Hansen Beach which is on the East End of St John (past Coral Bay).

After hanging on the beach we drove down the road to Vie's Snack Shack where I had the BEST conch fritters and johnny cakes of my entire life! AMAZING! 

We ended the day with family photos at the villa, followed by a final dinner at Shipwreck (hooray for my fish and chips) and then down to Maho and Annaberg one final time to say farewell to Joan and light a memory lantern in her honor. 

Tomorrow I return to reality.

Cheers and one more St John Root Beer,