Oliver & Henry's Mum wrote:Kristen, I really, really enjoyed your photos and descriptions!
The sea is SO blue, it's breathtakingly beautiful. The island looks lovely. I like the idea of the resort caring for the cats, as well as "Gizmo's Bar". Craig's escargot looked delish! I also noticed other places that looked like floating bars which look like fun. It's a shame you suffer from seasickness. I used to terribly as a child, but I'm generally alright now. It's a horrible feeling.
Your accommodations also looked lovely. How wonderful to have your own patio overlooking the bay?! The cruise ship looks like a floating hotel.
I also liked your seats on the plane! Very nice! How long is the flight from Boston to St. Maarten? I know Barbados is six hours from Toronto which is long enough.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, how was Bailey when he saw you? (I don't mind if you talk about that in a different thread as this is about the vacation.) I can't wait to see your videos.
Welcome Home! Thanks for sharing...that was wonderful! You and Craig make a beautiful couple.
The floating bar was a little place out in Little Bay that is there for some snorkeling trips. Little Bay apparently has some of the best snorkeling on the island and lots of snorkeling excursions bring people out there. It was nice how it was just a short swim off the beach for us to have good snorkeling, however the little floating bar was a ways off so wasn't swimmable for us. I'm not sure how they would react if we did swim up to it from the resort
The flight down was a little puddle hopper plane from Boston to New York and then New York to St. Maarten. The flight down was quite quick as we had "favorable trade winds" and it shaved 45 minutes off our flight. It took about 3 hours or so from New York to St. Maarten.
The way home was little plane from St. Maarten to Puerto Rice then to Boston. Puerto Rico to Boston took 4 hours. Pretty sure the Bos-NY and St. Maarten-Puerto Rico were about the same length which was an hour or so.
Bailey was excited to see us, but I think he was also a little confused. He wasn't as excited as I thought he would be. It took him a while to get up from where he was laying and actually come over to us. He looked up and just kinda stared at us for a few seconds. Then when he realized it was us picking him up, he ran over to us and jumped all over us properly greeting us.
Apparently he wasn't very well behaved for Craig's brother and sister in law. He had some accidents (I can't even remember the last time he had an accident anywhere indoors) and whined a bit. They crated him, so he had to get used to being in it again as its been a while since we have crated him. Bailey is also a creature of habit and routine. He has his routines. He sticks by them. He likes them. His world was turned a bit upside down by being at their house as their lifestyle is much different than ours. Always doing something. Always on the go. Always people over. Two munchkins (and all their neighborhood friends) running around expecting him to play with them 24/7. When normally he is lazy couch potato. So I think thats part of why he wasn't the best for them.
He seems very happy and content to be back home and getting back to his normal way of life.