In St. Thomas, we took a ferry ride about 45 minutes over to St. John and saw Madonna's and Michael Jordan's island homes on the way. We visited the Virgin Islands National Park and saw Cinnimon Bay (Kenny Chesney lovers should know that place well) and donkey's wondering along on the side of the road. FYI - if you ever take the ferry over to St. John's, avoid Margarita Phil's by the Visitor Center. He was less than happy to serve thirsty paying customers some cold beer. We apparently interupted his internet time on eHarmony.com/virginislands! But we got a great pic of dad with the sign. I think we need one like it on the beach!
Michael Jordan's Island Home...
Madonna's Island Home - apparently she comes down to the little patio and lays on her hammock occasionally!
St. John Harbor
Cinnimon Bay - Since this is in a National Park, you can camp in a tent here for $89/day or cabin for $150/day - mom is already planning our next vacation!
Yep, he needs this sign!
It was completely pouring in San Juan, and we had signed up for a tour in El Yunque National Rainforest, so what should we have expected! We got drenched! Brian and I decided to stay wet and had lunch in town at a little place across from the cruise terminal called Kokonuts. We decided to try a traditional Puerto Rican dish called Mofungo. They take green plantains, peel and slice them and then deep fry them (just wait Jodi, it gets better) then they mash the fried plantains with fried pork rinds and mold it into a bowl. They fill this mashed plaintain bowl with any kind of meat that you can imagine... chicken, pork, shrimp, shark. This meat is marinated in garlic and herbs before cooking it with onions and peppers (or no peppers in my case). It's delicious! We then went in search of more t-shirts, hence, getting even more drenched since it started raining even harder.
There is a HUGE Margaritaville in the cruise terminal area. I really do mean huge and I would have taken some pics, but Brian had the camera on his fishing trip. Literally this bar is two stories tall and has connected building after building. The gift shop is on one side and you can walk right through the gift shop and right into the pool (no charge) and up to the pool bar and order drinks. And if it's too hot in the sun, you can lay on your hammock at your cabana. No joke! It's a money pit! Crazy! And the drinks were more expensive there than on the ship, if that's possible!
Just a few more random photos for you! Check out all our photos @ www.flickr.com/brikelmilo
Cruise 2010 set on the right hand side!
We had a great time! It was hard to come home to the cold, but the boys were very happy to see us. Jaguar sleeps on top of me in case I try to leave again, and Ruger won't leave my side, AT ALL!