Sunday, February 3, 2008

Life in St. Croix

Although life seems to revolve around wedding planning right this moment, Ethan and I do many other things and its about time we give you a post about that type of stuff. Last weekend our friends, Andrea and Tarn, left island and moved to Thailand. We had a great last little chat just the four of us and really got all excited for them and their upcoming adventures and reminiscing of all of our former travels. In addition, we went to their big going away party up at 'The Farm'. The Farm is really, The Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute and is a pretty cool spot up and totally out of the way in the rainforest. But, the music was good, the weather was a wee bit cold, but it was a nice send off party. Andrea worked at Cottages as the wedding coordinator and I knew she wouldn't be there for our wedding, but now I really miss her as we get closer to the wedding. If you two are reading this, please email to let me know you made it safe through Bangkok, kay? Pura Vida!!!

Then, my mom came to visit!!! This is very exciting as she helped a lot with some of the wedding planning and understands a bit more about where we live and what life is like... I also love that she helped us mow the lawn on Saturday morning at the house. I think its tradition now, if you come to visit, you have to do a little on the house. Mom's visit also included a trip around the island, some beaching, Kurt Schindler at Rainbow Beach, some drinking and of course... her most wanted trip to visit the beer drinking pigs at The Domino Club in the Rainforest. Many a time, I had called mom and told her I had to go because I was going to go out of range when I went into the rainforest. I remember her asking, "what do you do in the Rainforest?" and I responded with a well, we go up to this bar called the Domino Club where they have beers that drink beer, but really its non-alcoholic beer, for the pigs safety. They have food and sometimes they have entertainment and it was a great location for a Return Peace Corps Volunteers party ... when we first got to St. Croix.

Well, thats enough fun stories... now for the pictures.

Ethan at work. Mom and I stopped by to see the show. That's Barbara in the back, on the phone.

Mom! The apartment is messy, don't take a picture!

There's a beer drinking pig!

Us at the bar at Domino Club

This is what driving looks like when you are in a left driver car on the left side of the road.

This was a big boat in the Christiansted Harbour. Mom likes boats.

This is the building that our apartment is in. We live on the bottom side. Steph and Sue live upstairs and the front bottom is vacant/unhabitable.

A street in Frederiksted.

Strand Street on our way to brunch at the Blue Moon.

Ethan and Sara and their moms at the Blue Moon for brunch.

Our home. Mom liked taking pictures of our home and I haven't posted any in the past.

Mr. Iguana across the street from our house.

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