Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Our trip to St. Martin

Yesterday we returned from a great vacation. This year will be our 10th wedding anniversary, so we planned this trip to be more exotic than our regular vacations. I have never had a more relaxing vacation than we just had... it was really really nice.

Here's where we were... St. Martin in the Caribbean. I've circled it in red.



We stayed on the French side at Orient Bay.



Normally I am not a person who likes to spend much time swimming or lying on the beach, mainly because I don't like getting into cold water, and then shivering cold in a towel. But the water here was as warm as the air. This was my first time on a beach with water this clear and clean white sand.



We went parasailing, took windsurfing lessons, snorkeled, rented a Jet Ski, and just relaxed on the beach and played in the waves. I read 196 pages of Memoirs of a Geisha.

We are both ready to be home though. It is nice to be back where everyone speaks English. I need to sort through my photos and then I'll share some stories about this trip.

15 comments:

Saur♥Kraut said...

YAY! I can't wait! I want to go there so badly. I heard about the pink sand, and it looks pinkish in your photo. WAS it? And how is the book?

Jenn said...

Hi Saur! I never thought of the sand as pink... I suppose it's sort of a pinkish creamy color. Are you planning to go to St. Martin sometime? Well, page 196 is not even half way through the book, but it's the kind of book I can't put down. It is so well written. I want to write a new post about it when I finish it.

Badoozie said...

that sounds so nice!! good for you two, getting away like that. next time, please take me with you. i promise i won't cause any trouble.

i've been to st. martin, but it was the area where the cruise ships come in, and it was too touristy for me. i do however remember that sand and water. and we went snorkeling there.

glad to have you back, looking forward to all your pics. who took care of your baby? mom?

Jenn said...

Susie, You must have seen a lot of islands if you were on a cruise... do you recommend any place as your favorite?

Skippy stayed with my parents and their three dogs. They all go to work with my mom every day. He has a good time there.

Sarah said...

Oh, that looks wonderful! The only tropical place I've been is the Bahamas, and I agree, it's quite another story to swim in the ocean when the water is nice and warm!

uncle joe said...

yes, please take susie with you on your next trip. she fits nicely into one of those pet carry suitcases? and will not be much trouble at all, just throw her a lifesaver creamsaver from time to time.

Michelle said...

OMG, it looks heaven Jenn. I bet your pooch is happy you're home :o)

Jenn said...

Sarah, hey, the Bahamas sounds great too. Probably not much different.

Uncle Joe, you do have a point. I will let Susie come back here and answer your comment.

Michelle, hey, you look different now! Actually, I am going to endure the rest of this week without my little Skippy. We're going to an overnight conference this weekend, and Skippy's an hour and 45 minutes away, so we decided to wait to get him. At least he's having fun with my parents and the other dogs. But I really miss him. It is very weird not having him at home.

Aunt Jo said...

ooh! i would love to go to the beach sometime.....aaahhhhmaybe someday!

Bar Bar A said...

WOW! That's all I can say. It looks perfect!

EmmaSometimes said...

I think that is where I want to retire. Im sooo glad you had so much fun. I am so glad you are back. How do you like the book so far? It's GOOOD isn't it? (still reading myself..)

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Bryan said...

You and Saur and your neat vacations. I'm green with envy.

Glad you had a great time!

Meow said...

Wow, that looks just beautiful. glad you had a wonderful time.
Take care, Meow

just sayin' said...

Try a vacation to one of the South Carolina beaches, preferably not Myrtle Beach, and you'll find bathwater temperature seawater. It is delightful. Granted, not as exotic as St Martin's but at least everyone speaks English.