On Wednesday morning we boarded a plane to St. Thomas. Three hours later we were greeted with free rum shots (pineapple and guava flavors... tasty and delightful). Unbeknownst to me, St. Thomas is extremely mountainous. In addition, the roads are treacherous and unmarked - full of blind curves and more. It took us what felt like ages to reach our condo on Cowpet Bay (the eastern tip of the island), but once we arrived it was worth it. The view was breathtaking - overlooking a bay full of sailboats with more islands in the distance. Gorgeous. Even though the tradewinds had brought in some Sahara dust that left the sky hazy, we spent the week lazing in the sun, snorkeling thanks to a tour of the neighboring islands on the boat the Daydreamer (our favorite activity of the week), drinking too many rum concoctions and adult milkshakes from Udder Delite at Magen's Bay (our second favorite activity, natch), relaxing and just enjoying being together. Few places are more peaceful or beautiful than the Virgin Islands.