Wednesday, March 14, 2012

And a Day of Walking

Since we couldn't scuba dive on our last day on St. John, (don't mix diving with elevation-bad idea) we had to use our land lover legs for the day.

After breakfast, we went to the St. John Animal Care Center.  It's the local no kill animal shelter and they have some of the best critters and people you'll ever meet!

 Our hotel "hostess with the most-ess" Denise gets to hang with these wonderful people and fur kids all the time.  She donates her time every week to match people and pets and make the world a better place. Can't you just feel the warm and fuzzy feelings here??  Since Mr. P and I were longing for some puppy attention, we hoofed it over there and were lucky enough to get approved to walk some of the puppers!

First we took Lola and Bullwinkle for a spin-they're little but super sweet!

The view when you walk Lola!

Mr. P playing with Bullwinkle and Lola
After cruising around with the dynamic duo of Lola and Bullwinkle, we took out Moose and Happy.  I don't have a picture of Moose, but trust me-the name fits.  He's super sweet.  Whomever adopts him will be very lucky. We took a little walking break and Happy soaked up some lovin'!

Happy is happy.
Happy is adorable!!!  Totally freaking adorable.  She was my favorite in the whole place.  She's sweet, smart, happy (duh), loves to play, etc.  She's the total package.  I would have snuck her home on the plane but I'm pretty sure we would have had a Lab revolt when we landed.  Bummer.  She'll make someone a wonderful buddy.   If you're considering adding a fur-kid to your life, please consider some of the wonderful ones they have that are looking for their forever home.  You can make their world a better place and they can make your world a better place.  It's a win-win.

After getting our canine fix, we headed out on some of the local hiking trails.  St. John is known for it's super duper awesome beaches.  We took the Lind Point trail to Salomon beach.  You can only get to that beach by trail or by water.  It was a fun little hike.  

Is it this way or that way?

Salomon Beach
After getting to the beach, Mr. P and I realized that we're not really beach people.  We love the water and the weather and all the things associated with the beach, but we don't really like "the beach."  It's dumb, but after twenty minutes we were bored.  I'm pretty sure that's just wrong on some crazy level and we probably need counseling.  We actually shouldn't even be admitting that kind of stuff to people.  Really.  Now we'll be shunned from all the super cool social groups.  oops.  

So, we hiked back into town and had a "little lunch" (that was for you Minnesota folks). We then mapped out our next mini adventure.  We opted for another hike.  This time to the top of the world!  Or maybe to the top of lookout hill.  Or maybe it was to the Caneel Hill Summit.  Yeah, that was it.  Caneel Hill!    It was a hot hike, but the view at the top was beautiful!!  Totally worth it!  

A view from the top
Our evening was spent at our favorite Beach Bar hangout and we were ready to head back home in the morning!  Thank you St. John for such a wonderful trip.  We can't wait to go back!

1 comment:

  1. What a great trip!
    so jealous!

    And a great idea to walk the pups!!! I bet they loved it.

    What is wrong with you that you don't like the beach? I mean seriously. Laying around soaking up rays with a beer in your hand??!!! I love that long time!!! lol.


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