Friday, April 30, 2010

Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

St. Maarten is divided into the Dutch side {St. Maarten} and the French side {St. Martin}.  We docked on the Dutch side and Gregg was so excited to get off the ship and speak Dutch...but no one speaks Dutch on the island.  Bummer.

My mom and I got to go parasailing tandem on St. Maarten.  It was a little sketchy!   Earlier in the day my family had gone 4-wheeling so they hired the 4-wheeler guide to take me and my mom to Bikini Beach where we were scheduled to parasail {Gregg and Truman came with us}.  We sat on the back of the boat {pictured above} when the boat took off we slowly went up into the air.

We were sitting on a wide piece of webbing and then carabinered to a bar {that was duck taped together} that was attached to the parachute.  We could have easily fallen off {or jumped} into the ocean!  It was so much fun - and the best part was that we could see sea turtles in the ocean from way up there!  Again, I took some photos on a water camera so hopefully they turned out.

we did it!

This beach had the most white sand and the most blue water.
Enjoying an authentic pina colada!
Truman liked it!

{ladies, he is single and moving to San Francisco for a job!}

I feel a family Christmas card photo coming on!

Every night Truman would start off with a goblet of fresh fruit.  He loved it.

A night out on the ship.