Our week in Paradise

8 Mar

We have made it back to Switzerland safely and the boys are recovered from their jet lag for the most part.

Our vacation started off very early on Thursday, February 21st.  It was our 4th anniversary and we were able to spend it on planes, trains and automobiles with our 2 boys – that’s love 🙂  Our day started at 4 am Swiss time, or 10 pm EST.  To sum it up, by the time we got home and put the boys to bed, it was a 22 hour day of travel.

We were able to enjoy some family time while we were home, and I was able to attend Asia’s baby shower.  Sunday morning we left Philadelphia for our week of relaxation.

We arrived at St. Peter’s Resort after 2 flights and 1 boat ride (Philly to San Juan, San Juan to Tortola, Tortola to St. Peter’s via boat) around 4:30 pm.  It was a beautiful afternoon so we sat by the beach for a short while then got ready for dinner.  It was a work trip that officially started on Tuesday, however a few couple arrived a few days earlier.  That evening we had dinner  together at the resort restaurant.  It was an early night as everyone was tired from their day of travel.

The rest of the week kind of blends together.  We did a few amazing excursions, a lot of beach time, a few spa days and Pilates and tennis most days.  One evening, a group of us chartered a 50 ft boat and sailed the Caribbean until sunset, stopped by a bar for a cocktail and then had dinner at this amazing yacht club that pictures could never do justice.  It was a full moon with not a cloud in the sky on our ride back, utterly peaceful as we sat on the bow of the boat.  On Saturday we chartered a boat to fit 47 of us and we went snorkeling of a secluded reef, had lunch at Foxy’s and swam up to the Soggy Dollar Bar for their famous Painkillers.  We were on the boat from 10 am until 6 pm and it was so much fun.

We were blessed the entire week with wonderful weather, great breezes and relaxation.  A few times I thought that maybe it was too quiet, I was missing the boys.

Here are a few photos we captured, we’re still waiting for more from the others on the trip.

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Beautiful Sunset at Sunset Loop

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Cruising the BVIs

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Virgin Gorda in the background

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View of the Sunset before dinner

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Our stop for drinks before dinner

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Outside at the Yacht Club after an amazing dinner

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The European Team

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Foxy’s Shack for lunch

 

The boys were a delight for both of our parents ( or so they say ) and they had such a great time with the cousins and of course Maggie, my parents dog.  It’s nice to be home and get back in a routine, but boy do I miss that sunshine 🙂

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