Thursday, August 11, 2005

Chris and Evey's Caribbean Getaway

What are these pictures below you ask? They are pictures of the beautiful island of St Lucia.

Chris and I are taking a wonderful vacation next June to the Caribbean. The honeymoon we never had if you will. We fly out of Boston at 7:30 AM on June 24th and return on July 1st. We will be staying at one of the Sandals all-inclusive resorts. Most likely Halcyon Beach. The cool thing is that there are three Sandals resorts on St Lucia within close distance of each other. If you stay at one you get to "play at three." So we will have the choice of 14 or so restaurants as opposed to only the three at our resort. Also the use of all the other facilities at the other resorts. I am very excited about the all-inclusive thing and the idea of not having to worry about how much money we have left etc. Some of the things included in the all inclusive package are....

All meals, anytime snacks, fine dining
Unlimited premium drinks
Scuba diving
Sailing, water skiing, snorkeling & more
Land sports
Tips & gratuities

I could not be more excited about this trip. I have never really been anywhere outside of Canada or the United States. Well except of course the fact that I spent the first three years of my life in Scotland. I just have never really travelled anywhere. A lot of that might be due to the fact I am terrified of flying. But the thought of white sand, blue ocean and being able to sit on a stool in a pool drinking margaritas just may get me over my fear very quickly.

We really had NO plans to take a vacation like this until last Saturday. Last year Chris's sister Alicia and her husband Paul got some free vouchers through US Airways because the airline had screwed up their flights. The vouchers were good for roundtrip flights anywhere in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. Alicia and Paul were heading to LAX on Saturday to cash in 2 of the vouchers for their vacation next summer. They offered the other 2 to us since they had to be used by Tuesday or they would become void. So we thought about it, talked about it and decided we would use the tickets. We quickly looked at places in the Caribbean and decided on St Lucia. Chris called Alicia and when they were at the airport booking their flights they also booked ours. So thank you to A and P for such a wonderful opportunity.

The first pic below is a map of the Island, if you click on it and enlarge it look to the top left of the map. Just north of the capital city of Castries is Choc Bay. Choc Bay is where Halcyon Beach is located.


Lori said...

Jealous, I am jealous!

Angie's Angle said...

I am so excited for you! You are going to have so much fun. To think you have to wait a little under a year now and just make that excitment build. :)

Miranda said...

I am so jealous. It looks so beautiful. I wish i was going somewhere like that...nope going to Calgary. (at least I'll get to see Lori)

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome! What's the update on the mouse?

kristen said...

oooh...that will be wonderful!
I went to St. Thomas a long time ago and remember it being great.
I bet thinking about it will help you get through the winter.

Lucy Stern said...

Sounds like a great trip, I hope you have fun.

True Jersey Girl said...

Hey Evey - about your comment on my blog, no, I wouldn't worry about coming to NJ with your Oilers stuff on. Unless you are really obnoxious - then you might have a problem. We only really beat up on Rangers and Flyers fans :) We always have lots of visiting fans in the stands and I have never seen any problems (except, like I said, with those obnoxious Rangers and Flyers fans).

Evey said...

Hey for the mouse we dont know. He has been keeping his distance since the other night. lol. We heard it this morning but its not in the trap. lol. Hes a smart one, I am not sure we will ever be rid of him. I will keep ya updated though.

Hey True, worries on the Rangers or Flyers fans. We definitly do not fit into either of those categories. And I dont think I am a little excited at times but not obnoxious. It will be fun. Maybe you and ur hubby should come to a game with us.

Tammy Williams said...

Sounds like the trip will be fun. I absolutely love the Dominican Republic when I went - SO BEAUTIFUL! I know you were looking for someone to join you but Jeremy and I will probably be getting ready for our honeymoon at that point. We are looking at going to either the Cook Islands, Mexico, or Jamaica. I can't wait either!

You will have to take lots of pictures. Hopefully you can still make it to the wedding.

Family Of Five said...

I want to go!!! How romantic!!

Evey said...

Tammy I thought u were getting married in March? Did you change your date again?

Shelley I will put you in my suitcase:)