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Turkey & Pineapple: An island-style Thanksgiving Day 7

All Good Things Must Come to an End.

Going home is always bittersweet. I never want to leave, but I'm itching to get back to my house and my dogs.

We had an afternoon flight, so we were at least able to make a leisurely departure.

Of course, I had to take one more photo of the Trunk Bay overlook....or two:



And the Cruz Bay overlook:


We made a final stop at Mongoose Junction to look for those final few things we couldn't live without.






And one final painkiller at the Beach Bar to ensure I had consumed the appropriate amount of rum on this vacation.




Okay....and maybe a bushwhacker too!



To ensure we didn't get to the airport an earlier than was absolutely necessary, we made a final meal at Pie Whole in Frenchtown on St. Thomas.




And then......just like that.....it was over.

Sure, the trip started off a little rough, but in the end, it was everything we wanted it to be.

And yeah, it kind of sucked leaving the balmy warm beaches for the 24 degrees that were waiting for me at home, but you know what else was waiting for me at home?


At least we were returning to the season of twinkly lights and sugar cookies. A time when excessive shopping is allowed and binge eating is practically required. I was ready for glitter and peppermint mochas.

Bring on the eggnog!

Posted by vicki_h 12:10 Archived in US Virgin Islands Tagged island caribbean tropical coral_bay stj st._john virgin_islands usvi cruz_bay

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Thanks for another great blog! With all the snow outside looking at your wonderful photos felt really good :-)

by Sternchen6116

OLGA! & GERTRUDE!!!! Man I love that bar. I'm going airfare shopping dadgumit!

by rdbaa1286

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Vicki! It's all your fault that I love the Island so much! You have an eye for catching its best qualities & you're so kind to take the time to piece it all together & share it with us! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

by msgcolleen

Wow 5 yrs since you were there and a really rough start. Great writing and photography as usual. But really nice job on editing the video too. All GoPro shot I assume. Do you ever shoot video with the Canon?

by JMQ

JMQ - Yes to GoPro (I'm not very good at it yet!). Never tried with the Canon.

by vicki_h

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