There is nothing like a week-long trip to an island that is less than 20 square miles in total size to re-charge the ol’ batteries. After back-to-back event weeks, with a 24 hour trip to Hartford squeezed in, I really needed it. Yes, it had only been 10 months since we were last in St. John, but when we originally booked the trip, I was about 6 weeks pregnant, so we were looking for a trip that wouldn’t put too much stress on my body. We loved St. John so much last June that a return trip made sense. The way it worked out, instead of being 22 weeks pregnant I was 4 weeks pregnant. No complaints from me on not being able to partake in the many tasty beverages around the island. I had some great virgin drinks including a virgin painkiller and a virgin lime and coconut.
Each day we rose early and went to bed by 10 pm. We filled our time by exploring the island’s ridiculous number of beaches and reading three books each. Our rental villa had a pool and a great view of three different bays. We returned to the site of our wedding (Hawksnest Beach), and also visited Leinster Bay, Solomon Bay, Maho Bay, Trunk Bay, and Cinnamon Bay.
We had great meals at Zozo’s Ristorante and Rhumb Lines, grilled our own steaks and ate pool side at the villa, tried out the famous Uncle Joe’s BBQ, and enjoyed a few happy hours at the iconic Woody’s.
One of the great things about St. John is the ease of island hopping. We took a day trip on Bad Kitty to Virgin Gorda to visit the Baths. The trip then headed to Norman Island for a yummy lunch stop, a snorkeling visit to an area called “the aquarium”, and finally a trip to Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar Bar. The trip to Jost concluded with a driving rain storm, but by the time we made it back to St. John, the rain had passed through.
I’m thankful for the chance to spend so much time together with Lance, and that we were able to enjoy the trip knowing that we had managed to conceive again. St. John will always be a special place to us and I envision many return trips to our favorite island.