Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Last Day in Paradise aka Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

We were so glad to wake up to sunny skies on our last day in the Hotel on the Cay.  We went down to the beach to swim and relax until we had to check out at noon.  Then we left our things and took the ferry over to have lunch one last time.  We walked up to Club Comanche (where Bill used to play piano) for old times sake and ordered a couple of sandwiches to go from the little restaurant on the main floor, shopped for a few minutes and then it was back to the hotel to get our bags and to take a taxi to the airport.

On the way to the airport we saw this sign and it reminded me that we had seen them
all over Saint Croix. They point out where to go in case of a tsunami.  Definately to higher ground!
Here we are checking in, OUTSIDE of the airport and then we were on our way to Miami.  
Looking back at Saint Croix.
We arrived in Miami, got a good night's rest and flew out at 7am.  When we arrived in Syracuse our son David was waiting for us with our car.  Not a drop of snow and 41 degrees made it feel warm compared to the 6 degree day we left a week ago.  By Saturday it had snowed 6 inches and the Arctic Air is back!   St Croix is calling.....where the breezes blow all the time and the days are sunny and warm.  We'll be back!

I have to put in a few more pictures of the wildlife we saw on the cay.
These birds flew in and out of these trees on the Cay.
I found this lizard on the walkway while returning to our hotel room.
Mr. Crab was in the water over by the launch area.
And last, but certainly not least are these 3 1/2  foot long Lizards that resided on the beach side of the hotel along the small decorative pools.  They were not within reach, but creepy all the same.  We saw only one all week, but on the last day there were 6 out sunning themselves.  Our grandsons would have liked these guys!
The interesting thing was that there didn't seem to be any bugs or flies anywhere.  I guess it is because of the trade winds that blow continuously day and night.  That was delightful!

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