S: 2012 Caribbean Adventure
FC: Our Caribbean Adventure
1: Our adventure in the Caribbean began before we ever left. We were so excited, we were counting down the days.
2: Cathie and Shirley arrived first in Puerto Rico and Juli came the next day right before the cruise
4: The Hospital | We checked in at the boat dock, but were kept waiting a LONG time. The heat was too much for Shirley & she was taken to the hospital with Heat Stroke. After rest & hydration she felt much better. So 2 days later Cathie & Shirley joined the group on the cruise in St. Martin.
5: St Croix - Rainbow Beach | The rest were living it up on board.
6: Our first stop was St. Croix. Rum tasting as you exited the boat. We spent the day at Rainbow Beach then shopped in town where we ran into some brothers and sisters visiting from the states.
8: St Croix
9: St. Martin was our next stop. Raquel and I chose to go to the French side.. Ooh La La! Can you say espresso and crepes? Tres Bon!~
10: Cathie and Shirley finally joined us!
11: Our first dinner with the whole gang!
12: Antigua We spent the day on the beach while Raquel and Shirley spent the day being pampered on board with spa treatments. On the way to the beach, the taxi driver took us by the local Kingdom Hall. | Braid your hair pretty lady!
16: Our daily jacuzzi time
17: Midnight Buffet | Let's Eat!
18: In St. Lucia we took a private tour of the island in an air conditioned van. We saw the rain forest, a water fall, a volcano, a rainbow, and so many beautiful things.
26: Formal Night with Lobster!
27: Barbados. We visited the branch where we were given a tour by Tanya. We had the special treat of seeing wild monkeys who were just as fascinated with us as we were with them. Afterwards we were escorted around the island by one of our brothers from a local congregation. We visited Orchid World and saw some beautiful sights as you can see from the picture below.
30: Bethel Monkeys, AKA Green Monkeys
31: Orchid World
36: Day At Sea | Spent the day just hanging out and enjoying the shipboard activities.
37: our cabin | Shirley & Raquel's cabin
39: Bon Voyage Royal Caribbean... Hello San Juan!
40: Our first day in San Juan was spent relaxing on the balcony, relaxing on the beach and then eating mofongo at a local restaurant. and buying Puerto Rican coffee.. the coffee so good they have to lock it up. Did I mention our condo was awesome?
41: We toured Bacardi and learned even more about rum. Then we explored Old San Juan, which we loved.!
42: We took the ferry to Old San Juan
46: On our last day, we got to visit the branch in Puerto Rico. We are so glad we did, as they are closing it. It's beautiful. Talk about your parklike settings! We got to meet the brother that helped at the hospital too and say thank you in person.
49: And thus concludes our Caribbean Adventure. There were good times and bad times and a lot of memorable times. All I can say is, I can't wait to go back again!!