We slept in and started the day off easily, checking in with both Sunsail and SC divers to make sure that everything was still in place. Once we were confident with that we took off to wander through town and made our obligatory stop at Pussers bar for a painkiller, a much better drink than I expected. We only have the two shot version because we had some adulting to do at 4pm with a sailboat briefing at Sunsail. After the briefing was finished, we decided we have had enough adulting and headed back to the Watering Hole, it was pizza night and we made many new friends. Once We were sufficiently liquored-up we decided it was time for us to head home. Somehow we found ourselves back at Pussers bar ordering the big painkiller, containing 8 shots of rum to finish off the night.
We grabbed a bite at the Bunker Hill Hotel before checking out and making our way to the ferry dock in Charlotte Amalie. After a 45 minute boat ride to Road Town, we hit the ground running, checking in to the Hummingbird House, Sunsail, and SC Divers. Everything seems to be in place. At the Moorings/Sunsail base, we met a local artist named Sis who did a fantastic job working on Shelbys dreadlocks. After pulling on a Shelbys hair, Sis drove us to Maria’s by the Sea for a great meal. We finished the night off with some drinks at the Watering Hole. This was definitely a locals place, it looked like we were the only tourists there.
Spent the day wandering around, apparently today was to cruise ship day. Very very busy in the morning with lots of tourists everywhere. After wandering down the main shopping street filled with Gold, Diamond, and Platinum outlets, I found myself in the local market filled with Street vendors and local goods made by people in the islands, much more my to my liking. I made my way down to the waterfront where I grabbed an exceptional meal at Hook Line & Sinker. Shelby flight made it in around 3pm, and a friend of a friend that she met through Chattanooga circles packed both of us in his Jeep and drove us around the island for some exceptional views. He then took us to French Town, where we visited a brewery and grabbed a bite and some great belgian ales at the Pie Hole.
Made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare for my 6am flight AA checked my carry on bag all the way for free. One stop in Miami, then I’ll be in the Virgins!
The flight crew on my American Airlines flight from Austin was great this morning, here’s three of the announcements they made:
”Welcome to Miami, we have delivered you 30 minutes early, please go home and tell your friends!”
”Anything left on board will be divided up between the flight crew, this does not include spouses or children.”
and “Last one off has to clean the plane!”
AA upgraded me from an Economy seat to Main Cabin Extra for the MIA>STT flight. Much more room and more comfortable seats!
Safe and sound in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. Made it to the Bunker Hill Hotel and promptly caught a nap. Woke up around 5:45 and wandered around town for a bit. Dinner was at the Green House, apparently happy hour is 2 for 1 drinks, and Tuesdays are Lobster Mania! Wonderful meal then back to catch up on my beauty sleep.