I finally had a chance to get to the school and get some pictures uploaded so I could write this blog! I've been trying to catch up on school while also having Sary Marsh on island. I finally found some time between school assignments to write about my parents' second visit to St Maarten. They were here last November and saw most of the highlights of the island then. This time it was a bit more relaxed, and Owen was on break which made it much more relaxing and fun for all.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest while they were here, we've been having much more rain and clouds than usual for this time of year. So they had a bit of a different experience of the island this time. One of the highlights for this trip was the massive rain storm and flooding we got on May 3rd. After getting kicked out of the movie theater due to the rain, my parents got to experience what it is really like to live on an island, as we drove through the worst flooding we've seen in 2 years. We don't have any pictures of it, but the headlights disappeared as water was coming up over the hood of the car. The water was up to the door handles of most of the parked cars, as we drove through a stream of rapids on the streets. Luckily we had a rental, so our car didn't get flooded, though the waters tore off the front license plate on the rental!
Other than the flooding, we spent the week going to different beaches, some of their favorites from the last visit and some new ones. We made a point to watch KLM (Boeing 747) land, which they didn't get to see last time. We tried a lot of new restaurants, went shopping in Philipsburg, the guys rented wave runners. We also spent a day over in Anguilla, none of us had been there before. The weather wasn't the best that day, but at least we didn't get rained out like we had other days. The snorkeling was pretty good at Shoal Bay (East) and my dad and Owen saw some baby reef sharks in the shallows waters when they went for a walk.
Overall it was a great vacation for everyone. Lots of time to relax and enjoy the island. A big thank you to my parents for visiting and everything they did for us, allowing us to have a vacation as well! We really enjoyed the week with you and look forward to seeing you in the fall! Much love!
|Can't even see the mountains!|
|Welcome to Anguilla!|
|In Anguilla, looking back at St Maarten. The weather wasn't great, but made for cool pictures/colors|
|Shoal Bay East, Anguilla|
|love the water in Anguilla|