Vacation Days


While we were in St. Croix, we worked all day Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday were days off to spend with our family.

We went to church on Sunday mornings, and our last weekend there, we were fortunate to be able to borrow a car for the day.

After church we grabbed some lunch and then relaxed on the beach for several hours that afternoon.


After the beach, we drove up to Point Udall. It is the easternmost point of the United States!


One evening we needed to borrow a car for a Home Depot supply trip, and decided to grab some dinner from the Chicken Shack and catch the sunset at the Pier while we were out.

We happened to be in St Croix during Jump Up again this year, so Friday night we hit the town of Christensted for some yummy food, fracos (snow cones), and a conch pate (pronounced: conk pat-ae). Of course we also got to watch the Mocko Jumbies dance through the streets – Connor’s favorite part of St. Croix.

We took the boat taxi out to the Cay. The surf is so calm it’s the prefect spot for the kids to play and practice their snorkeling. Afterwards we toured Fort Christiansted.

We managed to squeeze in our fair share of eating, swimming, and yummy treats in the few days of leisure that we had on the island.

This year for Christmas, my parents gave us money so we could take a sailing/snorkeling half-day trip out to Buck Island National Monument! Snorkeling is one of our favorite things and this is the best snorkeling on the island, such a blessing.

We worked hard while we were in St. Croix, but we made sure we took every opportunity to play hard as well. We built amazing family memories that will hopefully not be the last!


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