Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lighthouse Hike

Today we went out with our usual hike/dine group (Ericson, Sid, Ericson Jr., Arissa and Roberta) out to the West End to the old, abandoned lighthouse. What a view!!

After our hike up, Ericson Jr. fell asleep...and wasnt too happy when we woke him up again!

Yep, the boys carried the BBQ all the way up just so we could have a grilled chicken lunch!

Washington DC

Below are a few pics of Geoff's trip last weekend to Washington DC.. he was fortunate to be able to do a little sightseeing whilst he was up there!

Ben's Chilli Stand - a classic in downtown DC

Museum of Air and Space

Museum of Natural History - this is one I would LOVE to visit!

The "Hope" Diamond - the most famous diamond in the world

Great Falls

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Carnival 2012

This year we got to make it to the island-famous "Adults Parade" - the last event to Carnival season for St. Croix. Although it was supposed to start at 11am, the 'troupes' (groups) didnt get going until around 2pm, and were still going strong at 5pm, when we left.
The costumes were amazing!

How many speakers can you fit on the back of a truck?

The famous Moko Jumbies!

Conch Shell

Dancing and singing on top of the vehicles

My favorite costume of all!

My friend Wendy - she's in the parade every year without fail!