Best of Last Week

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is a bit of a reality hit for me as I was on vacation last week.  And the first day back to a real work day is always so difficult after a vacation.

But I had such a wonderful time and I wanted to share a bit of it with you.

After a great 35th birthday full of yummy pancakes, great time with family and a delicious Italian dinner, my husband and I headed out to St. John, USVI.

What a treat!  It was beautiful!  We stayed at a resort on the National Forest property that was serene and beautiful.  We had fun visiting lots of beaches, going for a sweaty but gorgeous hike, and visiting St. Thomas for a day.

Our first night we were greeted with this beautiful sunset.  IMG_1315

And we found out that there are wild donkeys on the island.  These are a few of the donkeys that we regularly saw walking around the resort.  You ran into them everywhere — on the street, on the beach, everywhere!

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Then we played at 5 of the islands various beaches.  They were all unique, but all spectacular!

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And we went for a hike – it was pretty early in the morning but I still was covered in sweat!  It wasn’t from too much effort more than from the heat, though the hike wasn’t overly easy.  I think my body was still in shock that it was warm outside!  But the sweat was worth it with these gorgeous views!

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To add to the other random wildlife in St. John, there were lots of chickens, a cut stray kitten that sat next to me during one of our dinners, and this herd of goats that were strolling down the street in a small town we drove through.

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Needless to say, it was a wonderful vacation.  We are relaxed and rejuvenated, though a bit reluctant to start a full work week again!

 

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