december 25 & 26

Christmas certainly did not feel like Christmas this year, and I realized that I am more than ok with that!!! After our coffee and relaxing little routine, we headed down to the waterfront playground for a fun {terrible} WOD. 

image.jpg

Mike thinks he is a good programmer now or something and had us do 50 pull-ups, 50 DUs, 50 push ups, 50 DUs, 50 sit ups, 50 DUs, 50 air squats, 50 DUs. It was real hard, but felt real good. This was probably the day I really started to miss lifting and I asked mike to make us a tough one.

image.jpg

Then we headed to the beach for awhile until it was time to greet our first batch of guests!!!! It was exciting to have our friends and family step off the ferry into paradise. Everyone was pretty tired and not in vacation mode yet, so we headed to The Beach Bar to try and fix that!

image.jpg

The next day was one of my favorite days ever... we took a private charter to Jost Van Dyke!! We took a boat named the "Wahoowa" over and it turns out we went on the perfect day because the island was strangely very empty {it's a British Virgin Island and that day was Boxing Day}.

image.jpg

When my family and I visited St John in 2007, we took a private sailboat over to Jost and my sister and I fell in love with it. I knew this was one place Mike *had* to experience, and it definitely made an impression on him!! He loved it!

image.jpg

Foxy's was our first stop, and there were about 8 people there. Foxy himself was one of them, and he sang the six of us a special song all about Boston- it was pretty cool!! 

The firewater rum drinks were so good & I wish I could go there anytime I wanted. It's just a really really cool place, hard to explain! 

image.jpg

If Mike didn't love it here, I might have had to call off the wedding ;)

image.jpg

Me and Mike with Foxy!

image.jpg

As I was relaxing with my run drink, Mike called me over urgently, like something was either very wrong or really exciting... I followed him down to the little shoreline and under the palm trees with these two island dogs {the black one belongs to Foxy}. He wanted a picture with his new friends and he says they're the island versions of Brutus and Ruby. I must say he is right ;)

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

Then for lunch, Tyler {our captain} brought us over to Little Harbour for lunch at Sidney's Peace & Love. I had never been to this place or heard of it until now, but it was another one of a kind place- nothing else like it in the world!! Again, there was literally NO ONE there. Driving up to the dock, we definitely thought it was closed. Sidney is actually one of Foxy's kids, so there were some things that reminded me of Foxy's {tee shirts and peoples belongings hanging everywhere}, but it was very different. It was a real, true "Honor Bar"... You make your own drinks, and write down what you had. The food part isn't so "honor-y", it has actual prices, but it was so fun! 

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

Mike and Chris thought they were quite the bartenders!!

image.jpg

The bathroom was realllllllly interesting too... The girls' one had two toilets and a shower, but no doors! So weird, but not the weirdest one I saw {Woody's wins that award!!}

image.jpg
image.jpg

Mike helped one of the island boys set up his new bike he had just gotten for Christmas and made a nice little friend.

image.jpg
image.jpg

Then we took the boat over to our third stop: White Bay. This is where The Soggy Dollar is and there are a few other really cool bars that you have to swim to {no dock here!}

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

The ride back to St. John was gorgeous, and it was sad to say goodbye to Jost for now... 

image.jpg
image.jpg

And just to show you how intense the mosquitoes are {doesn't even bother me, that's how much love I have for the islands}

image.jpg

Until next time xoxo