Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Away from Florida

On St. Patrick's Day, Charlie and I flew to St. John Island in the US Virgin Islands.  Ray and Dianne had recommended the Coconut Coast Villas, where we had a spacious room and our own porch overlooking blue water, and the car/truck ferries going to their harbor.

We visited several beaches on the island, each with beautiful sand, and some shade under the trees. This one is Cinnamon Bay.   And we drove on several amazingly narrow roads with hairpin turns and steep inclines/declines, that had me so nervous that I never thought to take any photos.

Here I am enjoying my birthday Lunch/dinner at the Caneel Bay Resort--note the mango-peach cold soup.

On our last day on St. John we went to Hawksnest Beach in the morning.
And then we had to leave for Miami.  We had really enjoyed the island!

After another night with Charlie's niece Carolyn in North Palm Beach, we went to an afternoon game of the Cardinals in Jupiter.  This was another nice park, and we had seats in the shade, so I was happy.

After the game we picked up Zeke from the "Camp" where he had been staying.  He sure was glad to leave camp behind and play with Charlie when we got to the motel!
We drove and drove and drove to get across the Florida panhandle and the Gulf coast of Alabama and Mississippi. 

Tonight we were able to have dinner with Kurt and Joie Hauschild and their daughter Avari in Baton Rouge Louisiana.  Lots of fun to have an evening of conversation with them.

Tomorrow we head for Memphis, the St. Louis on Friday.


Incredible warm weather and sun, sun, sun on St.John
A cooler day with clouds and some rain today
SPRING flowers along the Interstate10 are in bloom  

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